Showing posts from January, 2017

AFC Halifax 0 Stockport County 0 ( Vanarama National League- North) 28 January 2017

FC Halifax Town v Stockport County . Match Report by Adrian Caville, Photos supplied by Andrew Machin. OK, let’s dispense with the fiction first: Stockport County are to sign both Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. The recorded visiting support at the MBI Shay stadium for the visit of Stockport County was 992.  One of these statements is considerably more untrue than the other! The County faithful were allocated four blocks of 300 seat stands and in fact ended up with around 100 having to stand in the gangways or at the back of the stand, so, by my reckoning around 1300 of the blue army were in attendance. Perhaps Halifax employs the same bean counters as Harrogate .  Another point of ire was that the eminently more suitable standing terrace behind the north stand would have been ideal, but of course Halifax would not have been able to charge £16 for that privilege, an amount that would cause the Neville brothers to choke on their designer burgers and proba

hedgegrower Salutes the Fingerpost Travel Club !

Sunday 15 January 2017 was a significant day for travelling County supporters. It is exactly 25 years since the Fingerpost Travel Club first hit the roads of the UK taking County fans up and down the country in support of their team! This blog is delighted to offer congratulations to Lou Spalding and all who are associated with this brilliant effort. Flyer circa 1991/92   Flyer 2015/16 Formed in 1991/92 season, and run by   Jim Wilkinson, Lou Spalding , and for a time Bob Jefferies, the FTC   has hardly missed a match during the ensuing years, indeed season 2016/17 again sees the Flyer with a 100% record for covering every match throughout the season. FTC Awards 1996/97 Travelling County fans are well served by the FTC ,by Bullocks who provide top class coaches, and Lou Spalding – a tireless host who organises everything, supplying hot drinks on the longer journeys, and occasionally doing some driving himself! In this respect, catch this li

Away Ground Guide 16- Brackley Town (Tuesday 31 January 2017)

Club Name: Brackley Town Nickname: The Saints Founded: 1890 Ground : St. James Park                   Churchill Way, Brackley, Northants, NN13 7EJ Ground Capacity:3500( 600 seated)   Admission Price 2016/17:    Adults             £12                                                 Concessions :  £6                                                Under 18          £1                                                2 Adults/ 3 u18  £25 Car Parking : £2 I like St James``s neat, clean and nicely constructed, with seats on two sides. Cover is at a premium, if you like to stand, but with crowds averaging around 250, and seats sufficient for that number and more, what`s the problem? There was no segregation, which was good, and no problems which was even better, both sets of fans mixing amicably around the bar! Sustenance!    I gave prior warning of the quality of the sausage and chips at this venue, and they di