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  1. This week was the perfect time for Heath to go

    Perhaps you're suggesting that FC Halifax Town should never bother entering the FA Cup. How very odd.
  2. Roy Vernon

    I'm helping an author piece together the career of Roy Vernon for a forthcoming book. I never saw him play but do any of you have any memories of his loan period at The Shay? He played four matches, seemingly coming in to replace Ian Lawther. 
  3. Longest winless run?

    Mid-table, then? What about the team that finishes bottom?
  4. Longest winless run?

    In 2003-04 Halifax Town went thirteen games without a win in the Conference, including a club record ten consecutive defeats (not including FA Trophy games). The manager Chris Wilder should surely have been shown the door as he was clearly out of his depth and suggesting that he'd never be cut out to be successful in football management.
  5. Has he been sacked yet?

    Jim Harvey managed it two years ago, using the same players who were ten points adrift of safety - somehow put together an unbeaten run of fourteen games. Let's be honest, Billy Heath was never a long term option, though Harvey may have been, as I reckon he'd have had greater contacts. Heath came to do a job (which he just about did) but it's unlikely he would have come on a one-year contract, therefore Town get him a two-year deal. Suddenly you're asking, How do you solve a problem like Heath?
  6. Barrow

    The answer to the puzzling quiz question: Which Halifax Town player scored his only goal for the club in a home match but never scored at The Shay?
  7. Sad news regarding two former Halifax Town players. Lee Bracey, goalkeeper in the early Nineties who won the Supporters' Club Player of the Year Award in 1991-92, is receiving treatment for throat cancer. And over the weekend I was in contact with the family of Roy Lorenson, a centre-back in the Fifties, and who many of you will not have come across. Sadly, he is suffering badly with Alzheimer's, an illness which seems to have struck many former footballers. 
  8. Long Throw competition 1970

    Les MASSIE 
  9. Towns youngest player.

    Bob Suter, born 10 July 1880, was aged 48 years 288 days when he made his final appearance for Halifax Town on 24 April 1929. I believe Neil Aspin was even older when he turned out for the new club in a County Cup match.
  10. Has Billy boy lost the dressing room?

    It was only a few months ago, as Town rose up to second, Billy Heath knew what he was doing, making all the right calls, and was earning all the plaudits. That's what I read on here, anyway. Not only that, but if you think back to last season, there was an upturn in Town's fortunes when Heath finally dropped Denton and tried a different style of play. Now Denton's out of the side, he appears to be, to many, the side's saviour! I find this messageboard more entertaining than the football served up on the field. Please keep it up! 
  11. I've just posted this into a group on Facebook, but thought I'd share it on here. Does anyone have any memories of the Shay market? It opened on 6 February 1970 and was closed in October 1976.
  12. Tranmere today

    I think you'll find that season we played Hull City. But I get your drift.
  13. Heartbeat of Sport

    I still have the replies from the councillors who bothered to reply. Less than a third, I might add.
  14. Mug shot

    Now available from here;
  15. old Town programmes

    1978-79. The following season was the Man City FA Cup win.