Good afternoon, and welcome to you all. Today we welcome nearish neighbours Stalybridge. Thank goodness the MBI Shay pitch is now sufficiently durable to allow us to play here, and not repeat the embarrassing situation a year or two since, when the corresponding fixture had to be moved to Rochdale!
Our Fun Race Night took place as planned last Friday night. Thanks to all who attended, or supported the event in other ways. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it myself (due to family holidays), and I have yet to hear how much was made at the event. By agreement, we will split the overall amount equally with the RAOB, and I promise to report in more detail in the Bradford PA programme notes.
Still no word from Josh, the winner of second prize in our End of Season raffle. The ticket we seek is number 0501. Bearing in mind that (unlike certain other games of chance) we are unable to advertise in the national media, it seems increasingly unlikely that we will be able to unite Josh with his prize. At least it will keep ’til next year. It is certainly too early to ask for donations for next year’s raffle, but not too early to request programmes for our stall beneath the East stand. Ideally, we would like pre-1970 publications, but realistically any are just fine. The stall thrives on a continually changing set of merchandise, so please search your attics and garages to keep us going. Thanks in advance for this.
I have the recent activities of two Town fans to mention today; firstly Robert “Pliny Harris” White, who casually wore his blue and white Town bobble hat (minus the bobble) on Monday’s University Challenge. Okay, it doesn’t take a lot to become an internet sensation nowadays, but Pliny certainly got tongues wagging on his appearance for Salford, who we coincidentally played the very next evening! Secondly, good luck to Supporters Club Committee member Rachel Kershaw, who “tied the knot” with Mike Jakeman this very morning. Wedding dress or not, I understand Rachel will be occupying her usual spot this afternoon, so if you see her, please offer up your congratulations.
See you soon, Kit.
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