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  1. Totally disagree with this. We are a club with not a great history of success but when there has been a 'big' game, the locals have come out - Chorley, Wembley, Bradford City, Lancaster, etc. When we returned to the FL in the late 90's we sustained decent crowds until the rot set back in. A lot of locals look out for FCHT results and want to see the club do well, even if they dont attend games. I doubt there are many who dont want to see the club do well. I would compare us both in size and history to Rochdale. They are currently average 3,500 in League One. I think we would at least matc
    9 points
  2. If I've learned anything from following Halifax Town over the years, it is that the club has some of the most pessimistic, defeatist supporters going. So many embrace mediocrity and struggle to cope when things are going well. They begin to pick at threads hoping it'll all unravel. Third in the league and half the users on here spend their time calling the manager crap and deluded. Club's never had cheaper season tickets or better off field stuff going on, yet some quite happy to whinge about anything and everything. A club like Halifax Town belongs in the Football League. It's a pr
    5 points
  3. That season we went down was a rollercoaster. I was sad to see Aspin go after all he did for us, but given the start of the season and the second half of the season before you couldn’t argue the decision that much. Kelly was just an all round disaster and should never have been appointed. Harvey did amazingly when you look at where we were when he took over, and where we finished, but really from the position we were in with 3/4/5 games left we should have stayed up and he has to take some of the blame for that. Getting to Wembley, and winning, is something every football fan dreams of an
    5 points
  4. I wouldn’t knock getting 1,600 on a Tuesday night, once was a time we were getting 508 against Stalybridge on a Tuesday night, and barely registering a thousand in our Football League days on a regular basis. The attendance thing has been done to death. As Bubba said, the only way they’ll drastically improve is if we move up a league or two, or if some Dave (I broke my leg in the cup final) Whelan-type character takes us on a spending spree. Of course I’d like bigger crowds, but for a town of our size, with our history, in our league, they’re about right.
    4 points
  5. I was going to get a season ticket this season (even the wife was up for it) but missed out (my fault) on the offer by one day. May possibly get down for a game in the final run in of this season. One day I might return regularly; maybe next season if the season ticket offer is done again. I still have a huge passion for the club. Visit here multiple times a day; get nerves whilst watching the twitter feed of matches; delighted when we win and sulk when we lose. But I cant say that I massively miss attending matches. Potentially because priorities change in life change, but I dont kn
    3 points
  6. Sorry I predicted the condition of the pitch. Am I OK here?
    2 points
  7. Today’s our U19’s had a very creditable 2-2 home draw with second placed York City.
    2 points
  8. I echo Hoddie above (too long to quote) and its backed up by the sheer lack of vocal support/enthusiasm on match days. It hasn't always been like that. We need to all get behind the team, we are in a good place and need to kick on now.
    2 points
  9. I suggest the board keep it more affordable like they have done this season , it's taken them long enough to realise that supporters will turn up if a good season ticket offer is there , it's the first season it's been rolled out on the back of a poor season and a manager walking out pre season , keep it affordable next season and our fan base grow regardless what league we are in . It's not a case of not being able to attract new fans it's been more a case of out pricing alot .
    2 points
  10. If we are promoted this season then next seasons average would surpass 3,000. Have you seen what teams will be in there? Bolton Wanderers for one, The Shay will be full.
    2 points
  11. really enjoyed the games home and away..goals galore... Lee Gregory. James Dean....Danny Holland and Vardyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    2 points
  12. Bubba is right our club ia actually a mirror image of rochdale. Alot on here think fans should attend games no matter when they are. When I started watching the shaymen I could leave my house at 6.45 catch a bus to Halifax and be at the shay by 7.20 for a 7.30 ko. After the game there was a bus from outside the ground 10 mins after full time and I was home for 9.55. Today if I didn't have a car I couldn't even get there bus service ends at 6 oclock. I am sure this applies all over. Travelling anywhere in the evening on public transport is very difficult and I'm sure this affe
    2 points
  13. A big thank you to Blackpool council for all the sand they delivered Friday afternoon before the Saturday match.
    2 points
  14. Neil Aspin my lord...…………….great manager for us...……...
    2 points
  15. The Wembley one is my favourite, the club announced we'd sold just over 10,000 days before the final. But each year the following grows and now stands st 13600 (unofficial) cant wait to tell my future grandkids how we once took 25k to Wembley!
    2 points
  16. I won´t that´s for sure! that would make me 113 years old.
    2 points
  17. I've had a productive evening. Our MP has given us our support, the grayston pub, loafers vinyl in the piece Hall, plus many others have all speak the word. The club do brilliantly but we can all do our but. Just 15 mins sometime next week out of your time. We can spread the word.
    1 point
  18. What it exposed was the fact that the referee and his assistants were not working as a cohesive unit. I have already explained that the referee is perfectly entitled to award a free kick for of- side if for some reason he has a clear view and it's a no brainer, see's something that it is impossible for the assistant from 30 yards away to see (i.e. the shot from an onside player touches a player in an offside position), or in the worst case the assistant has fallen on his backside 15 yards behind play and the referee has to "take over". In all cases the assistant should on the refer
    1 point
  19. Pricing is where this board have fallen down badly. The discounted season ticket offer was welcomed with increased sales on the back of a terrible, boring season. Regular fans bought those tickets to make a significant saving. If you want new fans then they are attracted through pay on the gate. How many people do you know who hardly attend decided to stump up £199 on a whim? They need hooking in by attending games and then returning. But at £20 a pop with you are having a laugh. It becomes an expensive new hobby. Some clubs in our league are 25pc cheaper and in the glue leagues they were 50pc
    1 point
  20. Leeds, Bramley, Hunslet, who was the other? Memory going.
    1 point
  21. I'm predicting a better, faster, bouncier, less heavy pitch aka more skill = more football.
    1 point
  22. Would not have had you know who anywhere near the place. Do not come back saying he deserves to start, it's old hat.
    1 point
  23. Because we are so inconsistent and the season is far from over. Only barrow and Harrogate should be confident. Im being optimistic and dreaming of promotion but realistically do we have what it takes to get promoted. OF COURSE WE ****ING DO!!!!!! Cmon Shaymen
    1 point
  24. Put it this way, you could go and see The Shaymen in the afternoon, Halifax Dukes Speedway in the evening and Halifax RLFC on Sunday yet still have plenty of change from a fiver.
    1 point
  25. If we start with the best eleven every game it might help, blew three points away at Torquay and only just scraped through on Tuesday against another pile of sheet.
    1 point
  26. The board have concentrated on the corporate side , they said they had alot of bridges to build when the club went bust and that is where the money is , that's fair enough but they have neglected the ordinary fan until this season that is , and we should top over 2000 average . Is this not as high as we have ever been in the 10 years they have run the club , I don't remember ever being still in with a shout of winning the league albeit unlikely but in a great position to secure a play off place , the key now is to build on this success . Most fans for one reason or another cannot att
    1 point
  27. We took 13,600 to Wembley. I have said a million times on here, only sustained success over more than one season will bring fans to The Shay. The odd blip will waken nobody.
    1 point
  28. MacShanahan.....
    1 point
  29. 1600? It was 12/1300 for a Tuesday night game not long ago. 1600 is decent.
    1 point
  30. Agreed. Think last time we made the play-offs in this league our average for the season was less than that
    1 point
  31. Its the true reality of being a town fan. those who still think we'll pull 3.5 / 4000 if we were to get promoted need to check the history books
    1 point
  32. I distinctly remember being part of sub 900 crowds for Tuesday night thrillers against the likes of Northwich Victoria back in the Wilder days.
    1 point
  33. Surprised some think 1600 is a poor crowd for a night game .
    1 point
  34. Only really the big 5 in this division would have bettered that crowd on a Tuesday night tbh
    1 point
  35. I agree 1600 was a good attendance.....end off.
    1 point
  36. is that a euphemism.
    1 point
  37. It was a good idea but it should have been 6 games for the price of five
    1 point
  38. it is a struggle. Take for example the last offer for the Run In ticket, 6 games for £108, how many were sold? The answer is 1 and I bought it. People like Louisa at the club must be tearing their hair out trying to find new and different ways to attract more fans to games, but as the offer at £108 was not taken up, what would be considered a fair price to watch 6 games?
    1 point
  39. Fair assessment.At what point would you attend regularly again,out of interest.
    1 point
  40. I doubt it - unless they were a real superstar. No disrespect to them, but I don't think signing a Liam Nolan, Niall Maher etc. is going to draw in a few extra hundred fans.
    1 point
  41. There’s too much competition for football around us, and I think that’s a big part of it. Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield all less than an hour away, Manchester just over an hour and even Liverpool is only a couple of hours drive. It’s easy to watch the big clubs, and at a decent price too. We need a period of sustained success, and back that up with a period of great incentives and season ticket offers to get people hooked.
    1 point
  42. Until someone knocks on the door.
    1 point
  43. My memory was a game against Torquay at home, he stood and watched a mis hit cross from a full back float into the far post, it was in the air that long he could of walked to the post and simply caught it, if he had bothered to move. Someone told him to F*cking retire as he eventually picked the ball out the net and he bit back.
    1 point
  44. First two seasons did an outstanding job.
    1 point
  45. Glennon overall was a fairly solid keeper for us, but that season he was abysmal, maybe didn’t like hearing the criticism?
    1 point
  46. We've also not beaten Woking at home since 2008 so that 'curse' has to be broken at some point too!
    1 point
  47. Yes a win is deffo on the cards.
    1 point
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