Good afternoon, and welcome to you all. Congratulations to Cameron King, who won the Supporters Club player of the month award for September. Cameron will be presented with a bottle of Prosecco and a Harveys voucher pitchside after today’s game. In passing, anyone is welcome to vote at the appropriate time on our Twitter web page. Thanks of course to Harveys Department Store for sponsoring the vouchers.
Today we are pushing to completely fill our “Play the Squares” page in the matchday programme. Just to remind you, each square costs £10, which is essentially a donation for getting your name into the publication. Individuals and Businesses are welcome to participate, so use it as an advertisement if necessary. Any Committee member will take your details (and money, of course)!
Well, the news is now out regarding the 40th Anniversary celebration (The Big 40) of our famous victory over Manchester City. There will be numerous announcements over the next month or two concerning which players and other guests will be in attendance, but we already have enough names to know it will be an exciting time, particularly for those of us lucky to be down the Shay on January 5th 1980. For the moment, all I will say is that the event will be priced to attract “regular” fans, and will include ground admission for the Maidenhead United fixture as well as a three course meal. Make sure you get your bookings in quickly, as places are limited.
Moving on, here’s a further extract from the “Halifax Town AFC Official History 1892 to 1922/3” handbook. It’s more information from the section about Division Three, headed “First Season Reviewed”;
One big silver lining there was, however in the cloud of misfortune which darkened the Shay, namely that, throughout, the support of the public was consistently good, being well above the average for the section, and there is no valid reason why this should not increase as the seasons go on. In this connection, let it be borne in mind that success on the field is the sure follower of continuously clicking turnstiles.
Whatever next? Wouldn’t the writer “Vigilant” be intrigued to see how things have moved on in the next hundred years?
See you soon, Kit.
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