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  1. First reaction? A blessing in disguise. The guy was never going to give us a good, entertaining season. Short-term it means uncertainty but I think we just experienced dodging a bullet.
  2. Welcome Jack and good luck at The Shay. Hope he can live up to the huge signing build-up by the social media students. They can never be accused of underselling.
  3. This is what I got when I went to pay my final instalment today. Need to sign someone before I pay that!
  4. I know we endured a dire season, but I've just watched the BT Review of the National League Season and we barely got a mention (despite topping the table earlier on). Everyone else got a decent mention, we got a sentence and no footage. If you've recorded it, don't waste your time watching it.
  5. Just browsing the results pages and it shows we had the fourth lowest attendance yesterday. We got 87 more than Harrogate; 125 more than Solihull while relegated Braintree could manage just 331. There’s the real damage of a season of dross down The Shay. Look at yesterday - that’s JF, in his own words, preparing the team to play with the shackles off now that safety is assured. Heaven help us when he goes all defensive again.
  6. I never knew a former Shayman won the Victoria Cross fighting the Japanese in the jungle of Burma in 1944. In the latest edition of Britain at War ( https://britainatwar.keypublishing.com) there's a brilliant, in-depth piece on Hanson Turner, the Halifax bus driver who five times single-handily took on the enemy with grenades before being killed on his sixth sortee. As well as immense detail and evocative pictures, is the line: "By the end of the 1930s, Hanson was enjoying the settled life he craved, with a wife and daughter but with precious little time for indulgences beyond a spot of gardening and following the fortunes of his beloved Halifax Town FC". There is, what I guess, is a memorial rather than a grave to this blue-and-white hero at St Stephen's church in Copley. Wouldn't it be great if the club could formally recognise his heroic sacrifice on the 75th anniversary of his death and the award of the highest accolade for valour? The magazine is available on the above link and I've also seen if sometimes on sale in Sainsbury's.
  7. Meanwhile, Chesterfield have tonight announced their season ticket prices - and the fans ain't happy. £462 anyone? http://www.thecfss.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=65005&st=0 https://www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/news/2019/april/20190402-season-ticket-details-announced/
  8. Brilliant work by the board (not quite sure how they've pulled it off, though) but the other thing to do is push this offer as much as possible with mass publicity and getting into all the primary schools and junior football clubs telling kids there're free season tickets waiting for them if they can get a parent to buy a cut-price adult ticket. Great news.
  9. Looks like that away win Maidstone could well relegate us. Bosomworth won’t sack Fullarton now, especially as we have pi**ed away the ‘easier’ games. Stuck with the Scottish dud until the end of the season, whether it be survival or relegation. Utterly depressing; utterly predictable from three months ago; board utterly culpable. They are the ones to blame. Why do they get such an easy ride?
  10. The reason is very simple. Everyone expects all their news for free so media companies can't fund any 'proper' reporting as we had, say thirty years go. Tiny digital revenue and the ever-declining print revenue means that, what money they do have, goes on 'trending' writing following the whims of the digital audience eg how to pack a dishwasher, Love Island etc. Any news for the we-want-it-for free audience comes from, err, free sources. Press releases, police statements, social media, etc. This worrying set affairs has even been picked up by Facebook (the author of many of the media ills) who are now funding reporters on newspapers/sites. And the BBC are paying for 150 Local Democracy Reporters up and down there country to cover council meetings that would have otherwise gone unreported. I suppose what we're asking for here is a Local Football Team Reporter scheme. Was it Blur who said modern life is rubbish?
  11. How about crowdfunding to help pay his severance? I'd gladly give a few quid to see off the charlatan.
  12. Turn up, but don't go in, wait in the car park. But surely, it won't be necessary. They've got to give him the bullet.
  13. Beyond belief. Board now just as culpable as Fullarton. They must act tonight. Otherwise their contempt for fans is confirmed.
  14. You can forgive appointing a dud manager but can’t forgive not doing anything about. Bosomworth it’s time to go and take wee Jamie with you.
  15. Why focus on the symptom, attack the disease. Fullarton was given the job and who in the right mind would surrender to unemployment? The root cause of all this is the board and the contempt in which they treat the fans and the ineptness in which they conduct the business of running a football club. Eleven years on, are we in a better position to when they broke the old club? Does anyone seriously see a bright future? We are sliding inexorably to relegation. It’s one of the slowest car crashes in football history but the board is blind to it. Or don’t care. So, don’t bawl at the Fullarton on Saturday, turn round and look up to the back of the East Stand and the three wise monkeys who see no fiasco, hear no fiasco and speak no fiasco. They are the true culprits. We’ll never prosper with them at the helm.
  16. Seen nigh on every game this season so have witnessed the odd blip when we win. But after that pathetic first half display it’s clear JF isn’t the man for us. Appalling football and clueless management will only end one way. As I’ve typed this, two of the youngsters with us have decided to go home. Nuff said!
  17. Money talks. Perhaps if the board see a new manager as the only chance of having a cup run, they’ll get rid of JF. No way this shambolic set up will get anything from Morecambe.
  18. Right, I’ve tried to calm down over the last few hours ( and had a Guinness)) but my measured opinion is that this afternoon was the worst performance I’ve seen put in by a Halifax Town in my forty-odd years of following the Shaymen. Totally and utterly unacceptable. On that performance alone, Fullerton should be relived of his duties. No desire, no postive purpose and no direction. There is no way that this guy should be in charge come Monday. A complete fraud and charleton. He’s suckered in most of us. Talk about a false prophet. If no-one down there can be arsed, I don’t think I can either after that debacle.
  19. See JF's trying a new approach to meet this dip in results and performance, according to the Courier: “I’m not going to paper over cracks with stock answers or cliches,” Fullarton said..Read more at: https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/sport/football/fc-halifax-town/aldershot-3-0-fc-halifax-town-we-under-performed-says-town-boss-1-9384760
  20. Jeff just called us ‘fading Halifax’ in the half-time round-up on Sky.
  21. ‘Radio interview with JF tonight:’ “I couldn’t have asked more from the group – the unquenchable desire and passion to come back twice is the steel reinforcement to the concrete unit we are building. “I never single out individuals from within the group because I don’t want to unwittingly undermine their burgeoning cohesiveness they are building from within but I feel we saw performances which typifies the spirit of leadership which we will soon be commemorating on the 100th anniversary of the First World War armistice. “I’ve touched on this before, but I am the sat nav that they follow but towards the end there the power cable came out and the boys were working on instinct but these boys know these streets. “It must be my Scottishness, but I’m never happy when we don’t win but I think the Zygomaticus muscles in my face might be trying to force a wee smile tonight." Well, that’s what he would have said . . . .
  22. Looks like they both went to Oldham - and left - as a package. http://www.oldhamathletic.co.uk/news/article/harvey-appointed-to-coaching-staff-2477741.aspx
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