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  1. 42 points
    Much to the contrary of popular opinion ... I will still listen in to every game and watch the chatter on here. I emailed to be removed from the forum But haven’t been yet. The basis is in place for Town to kick on and I hope they do... I hope the new manager hits the ground running and builds on what’s in place. ive enjoyed every interaction , disagreement , agreement , laugh and discussion I’ve had on the forum . Town fans want their club to do well and what’s not to like about that ? I’ve been down at the shay a few times and always been welcomed and enjoyed my visits to Halifax and can’t speak highly enough about it and my only regret is that it didn’t last a wee bit longer .. but purely selfish on my part ! You’re a balanced , well informed and hugely frustrating and annoying bunch at times !!!.... but you’re football fans who want success and it’s all good. lets hope for a new energy who can build on what’s been delivered behind the scenes ... it’s not all doom and gloom .. far from it. Plenty positives to come ... no doubt about it .... I might not post ... but I genuinely want to town to succeed and will be back at the Shay... if chadders buys me a vino Keep doing what you do and get behind the new guy
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. 19 points
    It’s kinda crazy, an interview that actually tell us how things we’ve been curious about. Things such as Josh and Dayles current situations with injury. Why Joe Skarz is back, all simple things but it gives us as fans a feeling of knowing what’s going on.
  8. 17 points
    Good news not the big "C" but internal probs they can sort out.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 16 points
  15. 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.
  16. 16 points
    I’m sorry but Dan Gardner was a class above Matty Kosylo
  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. 14 points
    Welcome back everyone. Thanks to Castlegem/Hosteroid for sorting the server issues out and Invision for resolving a problem with the forum upgrade that proved too tough for me to crack. The other forum will remain online for a few days.
  21. 14 points
    Yes some hard headed business men have read a forum and noticed a few unfavourable comments and decided to hoist the white flag!
  22. 14 points
    I can confirm Scot is certainly not Fullarton. I've had the pleasure of meeting and speaking to him a few times and I can not speak highly enough of him. Scot is a really nice and knowledgeable guy tbf, I don't have anything negative or bad to say about him. I do feel he will soon depart from engaging with us now JF has gone, which is a shame, as anyone who has a problem/issue with him needs to have their heads examined.
  23. 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
  24. 13 points
    Very well done Marcus, probably the best result of your young career. Kids wont go hungry now.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 13 points
    For as bad as Borris is at least he is keeping that utter lunatic and idiot that is Corbyn out of number 10.
  29. 13 points
    I've just been reading the various interviews with the players that Kelly has done recently, and its good to see how positive they all are. Matty Brown gives a really good account of how he see's things and as we know, he's a top man, if he believes in Town and the other players then that's good enough for me. If Clarky does get the managers role the at least we know he'll have 100% backing from the dressing room, and as we know, that's worth its weight in gold. But I just had a thought??? I'd like to commend Ben Bottomley and his team (if he has one) for the extremely well done job he's done in getting all the sponsors old and new involved with the club. Yes I know it's his job, but with the issues that have been going on with Town recently he must have worked double time to convince people to come on board or indeed stay on board. Well done Ben (and team). And of course thanks to all the sponsors for throwing in with the mighty FCHT, if any of you have a spare seat at one of your corporation tables one match day I'll gladly fill it for you??????
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 12 points
  34. 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?
  35. 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...
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 12 points
    Think that was Steve Bruce.
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. 12 points
    Nick one of the most important things in life is communication without it you have Divorce, wars etc. we should have had one of the best closed seasons of DB tenureship but it has been one of the worst purely down to lack of communication, you wouldn´t have known about the training facilities if I hadn´t told you or Edwards going to Maidstone so why could DB not have started the season by putting out a statement pre season I.E. Welcome to the new season we have new facilities which we will post photos when we welcome the players back we will also have an interview for you with each of the returning players showing how fit they have returned and will be extra pleased to welcome Josh Macdonald back in the fold. As you know we are on a tight budget but we will get our players and not just sign any Tom Dick or Harry as we have a signing we will let you know ASAP as you are our loyal supporters and we need you so please get behind the team and lets have a good start. Our Physio (name) has left so we are advertising for one but in the mean time (name) is helping out, Thank you for your support and C´mon lets have a good season. Now that took about 5 minutes.
  42. 12 points
    Crying out for signing then lambasting the ones we sign .. sign of a true halifax supporter We are a great advert to attract players
  43. 11 points
    Whilst there's a thread on here remembering our relegation in 1993, spare a thought for George, who took us back into the Football League five years later. Today would have been his 84th birthday.
  44. 11 points
    Quick call to Louisa and she arranged it for him.
  45. 11 points
    Im not a huge Boris fan in truth, but he’s been thrown into an almost impossible situation to deal with and has put himself front and centre of it. Lets hope he pulls through. Not just for himself, but for his family and pregnant partner. Those getting enjoyment out of his illness and hoping he doesn’t make it are simply pricks.
  46. 11 points
    Mid January, play off position still in with a shout of 2 Wembley appearances , can’t remember being in this position before , time to enjoy and get behind the team till end of season
  47. 11 points
    Big shout out for Johnny, Kit, Ben and the rest for today with the old team.Lots of memories. Great to chat with Geoff Hutt who was so happy to be invited. All of the old players looked to have had a good time with us. One of our centre backs, not Dave Evans, looked to particularly have enjoyed himself, grabbing and kissing some of his ex colleagues. I hope that they all have happy memories of the day and glad that we put on a performance for them.We were sat above them and it was fantastic to see them celebrate our goals. Thanks also to the Directors for joining in. It must have been a little awkward listening to us old farts banging on about a game 40 years ago but whether they enjoyed it or not they joined in with all of the frequent applauses. Classy as always. Maybe not as good as that day 40 years ago but a great day all the same.
  48. 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.
  49. 11 points
    Good luck Pete Wild ... hardly an ideal time or preparation but lots to be positive about at the club Best of luck to the new manager ... let’s hope they start well
  50. 11 points
    Sick to death of this tinpot comment. If the club have a new manager they will announce it, if not they won't. Simple really.
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