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  1. 23 points
    There's lots of help and support out there but it's not available for everyone, or can be difficult for some to access right now. Maybe you just need pointing in the right direction or need a chat. Not everyone has a support network that is local. Halifax Town supporters are a community. We can do our bit to look after each other in these strange times. Need help? If you need anything, from a bog roll to help with accessing benefits, leave a brief message in this thread and maybe someone can come up trumps. Keep your post brief and personal details to a minimum - something like "need help Ovenden" or "self-isolating in Exley, some fresh bread and milk would be great". Once you no longer need any help, you can edit your post to say so (or just remove your message). Able to help? If you're possibly in a position to help out, send the user a private message to make arrangements. Don't be judgemental and please be discrete, now and in the future. Take sensible precautions Follow the official guidelines - keep your distance, wear gloves if possible (especially if you're shopping for someone else), don't shake hands, etc. Don't give anyone your bank details unless you trust them (PayPal is a good alternative). Use common sense and stay safe.
  2. 21 points
    In this strange time I have reflected how my 'special place' in life is the Shay. Distance means I don't get there as often as I would like, but when I do, it's the only place I want to be. I watch the game with football mates who I have known for decades. We talk shite for a couple of hours, bask in victory when it happens, curse the ref if it doesn't. There is nothing else like it and no memories that match it. I remember results and goals from every decade back to the seventies. I never get bored with it and one way or another, it always evokes some emotion. It's not about success, formations, 'knowing football' or being fashionable. It's about loving this club that we are part of in a way that premiership fans can only dream of. God I miss it. Stand up if you love the Town.
  3. 20 points
    However, lets remember where we were this time last year. Six registered players, moral low, a manager disliked by pretty much everyone and the bookies favourite for the drop. We extended our season into the Playoffs, but sadly came up short, but lets be clear, this hasn't been a poor season. Lets get behind Pete, let him bring in his players and have a proper pre-season to build a squad and get back at it next season. We couldn't go any further tonight, but the lads have done us proud in the last 12 months.
  4. 20 points
    I think under the current circumstances that its only right that we extend our very best wishes to The Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It doesn't matter what your politics are at times like these, he's a relatively young guy whose girlfriend is expecting a baby and it it proves conclusively that it doesn't matter who you are or where you live or what you do, we are all at risk. So good luck to Boris and everyone else battling this disease, and all the thanks in the world to our brilliant NHS, from the top man to the cleaners and porters, god bless them all and keep them safe.
  5. 19 points
    DJ had a call for about half an hour from PW he is absolutely over the moon, a great gesture. Thank you presume Mr.c activated it. We can pull together when we try.
  6. 19 points
    ... Off the pitch and after an emotional week for the club where we paid our respects in a wonderfully dignified manner to Jordan Sinnott two moments of class from yesterday epitomised to all what our club is all about Firstly Copley Primary School who were playing at half time in the schools competition donated one of their shirts to the #shirtsforjordan appeal a fantastic gesture Then after the game in the bar a young lad in a wheelchair had his day made when the gaffer and all the players chatted with him and had their pictures taken with him and the look and smile on his face when Jack Redshaw; his favourite player; spent time with him will stick with those of us who were lucky enough to witness it and there are pictures of young Charlie and the team on social media STID
  7. 17 points
    Good news not the big "C" but internal probs they can sort out.
  8. 17 points
    Just wanted to let everyone on here know what a great idea this was, to ring some fans for a chat. I registered my 11 year old grandson for one of these and yesterday Josh Staunton rang him for a chat. He was on the phone for 25 minutes and my grandson was completely made up. He couldn't wait to ring me to tell me how it all went. Many thanks to Halifax Town and especially Josh Staunton for taking the time to spend with a young fan. We have been going to the Shay together for 5 years now and I think this will ensure that he remains a Shayman for the rest of his life.
  9. 17 points
    I think people may know that I am biased toward the NHS. In the past couple of weeks my dad has complained of chest and back pain. He is 90 and fairly fit, for his age. It got worse on Friday and we rang emergency services. They said it didn’t sound like cv and sent an ambulance. He’d had a heart attack. They had a slot on Friday afternoon and he had stents fitted. He is back home in front of the fire this evening with a care package in place.We are so lucky in this country to have the NHS.
  10. 17 points
    It really makes me uncomfortable when it turns in to a pissing contest of who can be the most respectful and do the “best act of remembrance”. This should be about a moment of reflection and celebrating Jordan’s life. It’s not about Halifax Town, it’s not about Alfreton, etc. It’s about Jordan and his family.
  11. 16 points
    Had a text from him the other day saying that he was chuffed to that he had received a get well card and a face mask from the club. He is still awaiting a date for the operation but this gesture cheered him up no end and he passed on his thanks to Louisa and all at the club.
  12. 16 points
    When I received this mysterious envelope Friday I was gobsmacked at the contents and just stared at what was in it to the amusement of Mrs Funky, what a lovely gesture from our club and really cheered me up. The contents consisted of a get well soon card and great looking FC Halifax Town Face Mask from Pete ,Louisa Chadders and all at the club and will wear with pride at my next visit to the hospital. I could not wait to get on the phone and tell other fans from Blackpool; Fleetwood, and Afc Fylde what our club had done and got many strange comments asking what I had been smoking or lockdown was getting to me but boy did it feel good. My favourite nurse is a Fleetwood fan so we always have a good natter over Vardy in fact just done her a DVD of Jamie's goals at Halifax which I will take next time I go. The reason I did not put anything on the forum because it felt like I was bragging, I did ring the club to thank them but Louisa was not there but I did leave a message and will ring tomorrow because this girl is going to get a hell of a Funky Hug.Well I have had all the tests including CT Scan, ECG ,Blood tests, Lung tests and been assured I could last 90 mins if needed. At this moment Covid 19 is not good in Blackpool so could be in for a long wait as operations have not started so looks like Boxing day could be the day, so once again a big thank you to all of you for your good wishes and to my special caring. friend Mr Lanzo for always being there .PROUD TO BE A SHAYMAN.
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  14. 16 points
    At 1:15am this morning (Christmas Eve), the wife, Rachel (who some will know from games, supporters club presentations, and maybe her dad) gave birth to the rather amazing Annie Olivia. I’d be shocked if she’s (The baby) not at a match before the end of the season. Happy bloody Christmas.
  15. 14 points
    At a club like ours I don't get the 'I will only buy a season ticket if we sign....' Right now the club needs our support more than most other moments. To be honest, if you follow the Shay expecting to win something, and that's the only reason, you might need some professional help. Keep it simple, stand up and be counted when it matters. STID
  16. 14 points
    Money 3 year contract Higher league (probably) Bigger club He’s absolutely made the correct decision. Anyone who thinks he should’ve stayed with us is living in cloud cuckoo land. Good luck Dave, and thanks for everything you did for us.
  17. 14 points
    Well what can I say but thanks to Louisa, Chadders ,and Pete Wild, thought it was somebody having me on but what a lovely thought and once again ill say I now know why I follow the Shaymen, spent the rest of the day ringing people up and the first thing they all said no way, my Blackpool mate could not believe it and the Afc Fylde fan said I should change the tablets. We had a long chat and it was just like talking to an old friend and even Mrs Funky had a chat with him when a delivery man came to deliver a big box of biscuits which my daughters had ordered,got back in the house and Mrs Funky said who was that ? the Halifax manager Pete Wild got a yeah right and it seem to amuse her and did not believe me as I tell a lot of porkies .Thanks for all the good wishes and the banter and a big hug for Louisa when we all get back to normal ok then one for Chadders.
  18. 14 points
    I have in the past knocked Bosomworth along with many others, but what Bury need now is a David Bosomworth. I don't think many Town fans realise how lucky we are having David Bosomworth owner of the club. This Bury and Bolton carry on brings sound ownership to the front. Thank you Mr Bosomworth.
  19. 14 points
    You enjoyed a home game as much as today? Pete Wild has done wonders to turn the mood around at home games. Last season it was often depressing and demoralising being at The Shay watching negative football, negative tactics and players simply not expressing themselves. Flip that on to what we have seen so far this season - and more to the point today - and what a difference. Hard to single out a negative from today really. Games like this is what will bring people back to The Shay. It was fun to watch, it was exciting and it was entertaining. Long may it continue.
  20. 13 points
    As a sponsor of the 3rd shirt I can confirm that the agreement is equal number of games for 2nd and 3rd shirt throughout the season. Therefore, my preference would be the 3rd shirt I've just agreed to sponsor the home shirt for next season so hopefully we'll get a home tie first in the League 2 playoffs
  21. 13 points
    After speaking to the club today there will not be another football card at the moment, the next one has been put on the backburner for a while. The club, and especially the Manager has asked if anyone has any spare cash, the cut outs for the BW game is the way they would like you to go. BW dont get any money from our sales and the club take the majority of the money from each cut out. Pete Wild has said as strange as it may be he would love the players to see all FCHT's allocated seats completely full of faces. The club have been given 300 seats and if we could fill them the likelihood is we would have more cut outs than BW which psychological would give the players a boost, further enforcing the fans are right behind the manager and players. So rather than #projectplayoffs how about #filltheseats? The fantastic initiative from Flea regarding the virtual ticket is also still running and again an avenue the club are still promoting Thankyou all for your support over the last few days on the football cards which brought in an in unbelievable £3600 which was way beyond our expectations when AFC Halifax decided to launch the first one.
  22. 13 points
    The winner of the 1st prize, the season ticket has said they will be donating the cost of their season ticket to the play off fund!!! What an outstanding contribution. Thank you very much
  23. 13 points
    Very well done Marcus, probably the best result of your young career. Kids wont go hungry now.
  24. 13 points
    Made by @dj funky: Halifax Town once more pay tribute to Jordan 'Sinbad' Sinnott. A fan made video from countless hours of capturing his, and our beloved Shaymen.
  25. 13 points
    Halesowen fan here in peace. I travel home and away following the Yeltz and have done for 5 years, apart from when we play neighbours Stourbridge (when a few chavs turn up) I've never seen any trouble with our fans so I'm not sure where the above stories come from - ive never seen trouble. We're regarded by most as a friendly-but noisy lot, we travel well and we will on the 8th. The club has had its troubles off the field for a few years with poor owners but the club is in fantastic hands and we're certainly on an upward curve. Look forward to visiting your place soon. #uptheyeltz
  26. 13 points
    We’ve got him for the season!! Great signing for the club!! That shows ambition! Will be a massive help to get us into the play offs. Credit to Wild for bringing him in but even more credit to DB for making it happen.
  27. 12 points
    The verdict of manslaughter brought in against the young lads who killed Jordan. What a waste of a life, all brought about because of a bit of banter and a throw away comment. It's funny how you can look back at your own life and think how many times you found yourself in very similar situations. That young man who could take on the world, the times you were shoved, probably by accident in a packed bar, or the times you accidently bumped into someone, but the aggressive stance that had to be adopted. Just because you had to!! When I've read the situation surrounding the Jordan case, it's all just so futile, yet it happens every weekend night in our Towns & Cities. How many lives have been wrecked, parents, brothers & sisters, friends and the lads themselves. And all for what?? There is a lessen in there for anyone, Walk Away!! It's not a sign of weakness. R.I.P Jordan, Justice has been served (sort of)
  28. 12 points
    Plus they’ll have the advantage of playing in front of their normal home crowd
  29. 12 points
    I went with Simon Denton of SDS fame to see Rathbone speak at a pub behind Euston station in London when his book ‘The smell of football’ first came out. We were the only two Town fans there and were heavily outnumbered by Everton supporters. I had the temerity to raise my hand to ask him not about the well-documented Hereford game, but the last away game at Gillingham. I began by apologising to the Evertonians for diverting the conversation away from all things Goodison when one wag shouted out in a broad scouse accent, ‘Don’t worry, mate. Were all Halifax fans here.’ Rathbone spoke well and was full of the good-humoured and wry, though humble affection for the club that comes through in Tom Scargill’s article, though his anecdote was clearly tinged with regret and sadness.
  30. 12 points
    Our manager phoned me yesterday for a chat after my nephew told the club that I was on the stay-in-for-three-months list. A very sound bloke.
  31. 12 points
    FFS just let it go. It's verging on miraculous what Wild has got Town achieving this season. Even if he has a blind spot for one player, so bloody what? If we finish eighth after the mess JF left behind, fantastic imo. If Wild was perfect, if TSS was perfect, neither would be at this club. But we don't seem to be doing too badly considering both are deliberately making mistakes just to piss TJ and Trev off.
  32. 12 points
  33. 12 points
    Think we have found our new left back?Danny Williams you were superb today. Don't know if this is a masterstroke or not by Wild?
  34. 12 points
    Big shout out to Josh who went to visit a young lad after the match today to give him one of them shirts that CORE was giving away. The child and adult couldn't get to one of the events, so Josh offered to try and get one. He did and to myself and the child and adult surprise he turned up at their address to hand this over, even came in and had photos and a chat with the child. Credit where credit is due...
  35. 12 points
    The 3 gents who have run our club over the past 11 years deserve full credit for all their efforts. They have been a breath of fresh air in our chequered existence. In my view it will be a sorry day when the remaining 2 decide to call it a day. Yes they have made mistakes, but so have we all in this period.
  36. 12 points
    It's threads like this that make me wanna delete the messageboard. 15th and struggling? We are where we can afford to be. Get over it and support the club. Better to bitch about Salford and others than try and compete with them on the pitch. 1st. What is wrong with people? You're stupid for enjoying it. We need to be 15th where we can revel in misery. This club is on a hiding to nothing. The naysayers have it fantastic. If we stay top and actually win the league, or slip into the play-offs and have a day out in London in May, they get to say "well I didn't expect it but I'm really happy," - while spending all season secretly hoping the club can drop into the danger zone just to they get to say "told you so." Pathetic. By all means discuss what's gone wrong and what can be done about it, but it is preposterous to say we don't deserve to be top when a third of the season has already passed us by. You are deluded and/or certifiable if you actually, genuinely believe we are top by accident. FFS give the players and manager the credit they deserve, and the support they need to keep it going.
  37. 12 points
    Think that was Steve Bruce.
  38. 12 points
    I must be by myself in thinking we played some tidy stuff. At no point did we lose patience in what we were doing. It didn't happen tonight. We know Cameron King can't do big minutes 3 days apart. We know Jamie Allen is still building himself back up. We know Tobi has played a lot of minutes. We have a squad for a reason. Do we just keep playing them till. King pulls a hammy as is out for 6 weeks. Or Allen does. I think personally Pete has earnt our trust enough for us to believe in what he is doing. We even sent Tobi on for a defensive mid. Pete deserves our trust. Even if from the outside we don't always understand something. He has earnt our trust
  39. 12 points
    If we win on Saturday that would be a record of 8-1-1 Eerily reminiscent of our usual formations in recent years.
  40. 11 points
    Tells me everything I need to know about how we are progressing recruitment wise. No need to panic, sit back, stay safe & let our Management Team do the business.
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  42. 11 points
    I'm surprised we have sold that many tbf. - We don't know when the next season will start - or what division we are in. We don't know if when the next season starts we will be allowed to go to games or not. We don't know what the make up of the FL or Conference will be like if so many clubs fold in the summer. For many, some don't know if they will still have a job or disposable income in 3/6 months time. Some may feel putting the prices up by 50% on last season, having not had all our games this season, is too much considering the uncertain financial climate. The lack of news and clarity coming from both the club and the league over the past few months doesn't fill people with confidence. I am sure once an announcement is made saying the season will start on X date, you will be allowed to watch all the games etc... sales will increase.
  43. 11 points
    Worth it's own thread, a twitter user asked if the channel had this absolute belter vs The Shrews so felt it should be shared with a wider audience
  44. 11 points
    Quick call to Louisa and she arranged it for him.
  45. 11 points
    Some bittersweet news. Remember this is before the opt out.
  46. 11 points
    Do they use jumpers for goal posts.
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  48. 11 points
    I heard a little boy and his father turning the corner from Hunger Hill to the East Stand just before the game. ”Can we see the Shay yet? Can we see the Shay yet?” And as they got to the car park: ”There it is, the Shay!” New loves being made every week?
  49. 11 points
    No joy, but we've got a River Island and a Claire's on Woolshops if you're OK with them.
  50. 11 points
    These are shamelessly stolen off the National League website since its a disgrace to navigate and some people are struggling to find the video.
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