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  1. Random image of the day

    Not quite how it happened because Town were only 1-0 up at the break but sitting pretty when Evans made it 2-0 in the 58th minute. But Whitby pulled one back in the 61st minute, a goal which gave them heart and Town visibly crumbled. Whitby scored three inside ten minutes yet there were still twenty minutes left to play.  
  2. 14th April 1979 Halifax vs Huddersfield

    Yes, Town were bottom of the Fourth Division for almost the full season, but they drew me down at the beginning of March and I loved every minute of it. Kevin Johnson,  Bob Mountford,  Franny Firth, Mick Kennedy,  Geoff Hutt,  Tony Loska,  Chris Dunleavy,  heroes all.
  3. I concur and was just going to post similar. As I remember rightly, as well as it being a particularly warm and sunny afternoon, Town had the chance move into the top four with victory, but blew it. Bobby Davison ran clear to net Town's goal but we were already 2-0 down by then. The Mansfield game, btw, was played on a Friday evening.
  4. Random image of the day

    Yes, Bracewell's first game in charge, lost 1-0 at Scunthorpe on 7 October 2000. Scunny's side that day featured Paul Harsley, Andy Woodward (in the photo challenging Fitzpatrick) and Brian Quailey!  
  5. The Shayman who won the Victoria Cross

    The programme for the Bromley match will feature the final of the West Riding Junior Cup, played between Halifax Town and Mirfield United on 13 April 1912. Town's Harry Potter and Mirfield's Donald Bell, later to play with Bradford PA, would both lose their life during the First World War. Bell would be awarded the Victoria Cross, as stated above. Other players with Halifax Town connections to pay the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War were Billy Woodward and Frank Cannon. Harry Strike lost his life in the Second World War, as did guest players Frank Pollard (Bury) and Fred Fisher (Millwall).
  6. Town penalty appeal

    It's a no from me. I'd like to see theirs that was given, though. Personally, I thought the referee was bored and tried to liven things up. Fortunately for him, he was the only person in the ground who could do anything about the 90 minutes of utter dross we all had to endure.
  7. Anyone recognise

    He scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Hamilton, 4 August 1990. He also scored earlier in a 2-1 victory over Pollock Juniors, and also in a 3-2 win at Selby Town. Man, the guy was prolific.
  8. Random image of the day

    It's the 50th anniversary of Town winning promotion from the Fourth Division THIS season.
  9. Random image of the day

    Town won this game 4-2.
  10. Anyone recognise

    It's Lammie Robertson.  
  11. Random image of the day

    Peter Burke was suspended for the Man City game, hence Bob was selected. Burke restored for the Bolton match, with Bob on the bench. I recall before kick off v Man City, we were all stood in that mud on the bottom side of The Shay, when this figure pushed his way through and jumped over the barrier onto the speedway track. It was Peter Burke. 
  12. Shay Pitch

    More pressing is when is it going to be fit to play football on again. I saw the state of it yesterday afternoon, we've had more torrential rain, and there's more to come. To say it looks a mess is an understatement. 
  13. Random image of the day

    Not exactly. This was the official switch-on. The lights had actually been turned on during Town's game game with Peterborough United the preceding Saturday, a game best remembered for a debut winner by young Terry Giles. 
  14. The pitch

    Clearly not. Rolling around in soft mud never hurt anyone. I didn't get chance to speak to the referee but I got the impression that the reason the game was called off was because of standing water preventing the ball from rolling.