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Sunday, December 4th, 2011
3:22 pm
FA Cup Third Round Draw
Here's the draw for the FA Cup third round:

Third Round draw in full
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
1:16 pm
Friday, August 12th, 2011
10:43 am
Monday, August 30th, 2010
1:18 pm
History of Shrewsbury Town
I've written a short history of Shrewsbury Town:

History of Shrewsbury Town
Friday, June 11th, 2010
12:45 pm
Graham Turner - new Shrewsbury Town manager
Here's my take on Graham Turner returning to Shrewsbury Town as manager:

Can Graham Turner Revitalise Shrewsbury Town?
Monday, May 24th, 2010
10:01 am
Saturday, February 13th, 2010
3:02 pm
Dialectical Materialism and Football
Something a little different:

Dialectical Materialism and Football

I enjoyed writing that.
Sunday, February 1st, 2009
9:55 am
Vote for Grant Holt
If you go here:


You can vot for Grant Holt's goal in the Soccer AM competition. Grant's goal is number 20.
Thursday, January 1st, 2009
10:28 am
Football good for families?
Press release from E.On


01 January 2009

Parents see football grounds as the best place to bond with their children,
claims a new report commissioned by FA Cup sponsors E.ON.

The report, published by the energy company, says that 77% of parents
believe watching football with their children gives them the very best
opportunity to enjoy quality time as a family.

The “E.ON: Families & Football Report” also revealed that the relaxed
environment of a sporting occasion often provided parents with a forum for
bringing up other more ‘difficult’ matters that they know their children
find awkward to discuss.

Almost half (49%) of parents said that whilst sitting inside a football
ground they had initiated conversations about school performance, attitude
to life and even values and ethics.

The study showed that 65% of parents now attend weekend football matches
accompanied by sons or daughters. It also highlighted that 85% see
football grounds as safe places for children to visit.

Only 12% said that they never take their children to watch a match.

And with the growing concerns over the price of admission to football
matches, the majority (98%) of parents surveyed welcomed moves by top clubs
to reduce ticket prices for early rounds of the country’s main knock-out

This weekend, many Premier League clubs (including Chelsea, Middlesbrough
and holders Portsmouth) are reducing admission prices for the Third Round
of the FA Cup, helping to give fans the chance to experience the tradition
and thrill of the world’s oldest domestic knock-out competition.

Martin Perry, a sports psychology expert, who contributed to the E.ON
report, says: “Supporting the same football team is an excellent way to
bring families together – both in triumph and defeat. It creates bonds that
hold for years; talking points; and a focus for family activity. It would
be a shame if the economic climate and high ticket prices started to erode
this very positive tradition.”

The “E.ON: Families & Football Report” also revealed the positive impact
football has on the wider family unit (i.e. beyond mum, dad and children).
83% felt that football helped bridge generational gaps – giving
grandparents subject matter with which to engage their grandchildren and
sometimes even their own children.

And in an age when time is at an increasingly high premium, the study
showed that for many (44%), going to a game was the only occasion that
larger family groups could manage to get together outside of Christmas,
Easter and major family events.

To help bring football and families together, E.ON is giving away hundreds
of free family ticket packages to FA Cup matches all the way through to The
Final in May 2009. E.ON is also letting fans get their hands on the famous
trophy itself and creating bespoke areas at FA Cup matches and shopping
centres where the whole family can take part in football themed fun
including penalty shoot-outs, football family portraits and football skills

Mr Perry adds: “Spectator sports like football can play a huge role in
strengthening family ties, values and promoting harmony, amongst family

“The type of “David versus Goliath” match that you witness in the FA Cup
can have an extraordinary effect on pulling people together in support of
the underdog. In the same way that such matches unite whole towns, a game
such as Barrow versus Middlesbrough, can have a similarly positive effect
on a family unit.”

Former footballer, FA Cup runner-up and now TV pundit, Jamie Redknapp,
says: “Football has played a huge part in our family for as long as I can
remember. What with both Dad and me so involved in the game we could banter
about it for hours.”

Phil Boas, Head of Sponsorship and Events at E.ON, concludes: “Whether it’s
going to the ground or watching the game on TV, the FA Cup has always
brought families together. Our research shows just how important it is for
this tradition to continue and for cup matches to remain a major event on
the family calendar."

This weekend (2nd – 5th January), non-league Barrow will visit
Middlesbrough. Histon will play Swansea and Eastwood Town travel to
Kettering Town. Blyth face Blackburn, Forest Green play Derby and fellow
non-leaguers Torquay entertain Blackpool. Cup holders Portsmouth take on
Bristol City, Manchester United head to Southampton and Arsenal host

For more information on the E.ON: Families & Football campaign, visit
www.familyfootball.co.uk or click here

Friday, July 6th, 2007
12:06 pm
Out with the old...
I have put pictures up from two Shrewsbury Town events in June. First, the auction at the Gay Meadow of all the fixtures and fittings. And secondly my visit to the New Meadow to pick my seat from next season. Both sets of pictures are here:

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
7:28 pm
RSS feed
The BBC's Shrewsbury Town news is now available as an RSS feed on LJ at:

Friday, June 30th, 2006
11:12 am
New keeper
Shrewsbury have just signed 26-year-old keeper Ryan Esson from Aberdeen on a two-year contract.
Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
12:03 pm
It's Birmingham away
The draw for Round One of the Carling Cup 2006/07 is as follows. All ties are to be played in the week commencing August 21.

Chesterfield v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stoke City v Darlington
Port Vale v Preston North End
Burnely v Hartlepool
Sheffield Wednesday v Wrexham
Bury v Sunderland
Hull City v Tranmere Rovers
Blackpool v Barnsley
Huddersfield Town v Mansfield Town
Carlisle United v Bradford City
Rotherham United v Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United v Lincoln City
Accrington Stanley v Nottingham Forest
Grimsby Town v Crewe Alexandra
Leeds United v Chester City
Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale
Stockport County v Derby County
Leicester City v Macclesfield Town
Cardiff City v Barnet
Milton Keynes Dons v Colchester United
Swindon Town v Brentford
Crystal Palace v Notts County
Hereford United v Coventry City
Swansea City v Wycombe Wanderers
Peterborough United v Ipswich Town
AFC Bournemouth v Southend United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Boston United
Cheltenham Town v Bristol City
Millwall v Gillingham
Southampton v Yeovil Town
Birmingham City v Shrewsbury Town
Plymouth Argyle v Walsall
Bristol Rovers v Luton Town
Queens Park Rangers v Northampton Town
Torquay United v Norwich City
Leyton Orient v West Bromwich Albion
Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
12:11 am
Jimmy Quinn
Jimmy Quinn gone, sad news. A mistake in my opinion.

Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
10:25 pm
Hi, I thought it was about time Shrews fans were represented on LiveJournal so I started this community. I hope I am not going to be talking to myself, but I just don't know how many Shrews fans there are in LiveJournal - guess I'm going to find out.
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