The next supporters meeting is this Thursday 5th March, 7.30 pm at Flixton Village pub (Thai place next to the Church Inn)
Hopefully see you there
We've not done one of these for a while but since this was our first ever visit to Stourbridge, I thought it was worth doing...
I have spent most of Sunday 15th Feb painting the walls in my house with a very bad headache. All this was to make up to the wife for spending 10 hours at the football on valentines day. Was it worth it? Too right!
The day started with a cheeky pint in spoons before setting off on the fun bus where we actually left on time!!! A very giddy Sempie and me were like two kids at Christmas... It'd been a while since our last proper away day! A chat about not knowing any of our players and after listening to a few of Sempie's punk tunes later, we were in Stourbridge. Some research on the bus told us there was a pub right outside the ground... Cracking stuff. Only when we got there is was bordered up, so off the the club house it was.
Once inside you knew you were in a very traditional, even old fashioned club. Which gave it some charm and character. A few ciders later and it was kick off time. If you want a match report please see Trafford FC's website although I will state that it was never offside in a zillion years!!!
I was 1 minute late coming out for the second half and thought it was a wind up when the Stourbridge fans told me Trafford were 1 up. Get in!
Forgetting the cruel way we conceded the equaliser in the 93rd minute, it was an absolute pleasure watching and cheering the boys on today. From a supporters point of view, if we play like that for the remainding games then we'll be proud.
A few more pints at full time and an introduction of the new players from Adam Jones at least means we know some of the players now 😆.
A goodbye to some Stourbridge fans (who were really friendly and genuine by the way - some of the best I've met) and it was back on the bus home.
A satisfying point but more importantly, a great performance and another 90 minutes of the lads playing together. All were outstanding but a particular mention to Astley Mulholland, Adam Jones and Reado... Outstanding!
Now it's back to the painting...
Ratings (out of 10)
Game: 7 (nearly a 10)
Beer/food: 8 (Thatchers Cider) no idea on food, didn't have any!
Referee/linesman: -1 (offside my arse!)
Stourbridge Fans: 10
Supporters MOTM: Reado
Earlier today, I received a message from Traffords now ex player, Rory Fallon. I must say I've always had a lot of time for Rory and this message only compounds what a top guy and footballer he is. As well as always giving 100% (that's all we can ask for and expect), he also had a fair bit of talent. So thank you from all the supporters and here is his message...
Andy, Just a message for you and the rest of the supporters. Thanks so much for your support even when things haven't been going so well of recent . Always stuck by the team and encouraged us.
All genuine and proper football people who support the club and you've always made me feel very welcome .
Been a very tough decision for myself to leave as I've loved pulling on the white shirt and have always given 100%.
Things will turn round especially with the fantastic support and also it's a great club, a "proper" football club.
Thanks again Rory
This Wednesday 21st January Trafford FC supporters are invited to come and meet and greet our new manager, Graham Heathcote at TFC clubhouse, 7.30pm.
This a fantastic opportunity to not only welcome Graham but also ask some questions... and have a cheeky pint or two.
Looking forward to seeing you all there... Spread the word.
Believe it or not, we did have other things to discuss at last nights meeting other than our manager situation ;-)
December proved to be another tough month with only one win coming away to Matlock courtesy of Shelton Payne's hat-trick, and it is mainly down to this performance that won Shelton the supporters' player of the Month award for December.
Since events unfolded over the weekend, Shelton has announced he is leaving. We would really like to thank him for lighting up many a game and we'll never forget his 5 goals in the FA Cup against Droylsden. If ever you come back to Trafford, as a player or spectator, they'll be a bottle of fizz waiting for you.
All the best Shelts!