Badge Of Honour

We’ve commissioned a special commemorative pin badge to raise money for our friends at  Blackpool Supporters Trust. After all, ‘the fans own football’. Buy yours, now!

Fans Own Football – Match badge with standard UK postage

£4.50

Fans own football – match badge with postage to Europe

Posting to Europe, including Turkey and Russia

£5.95

Fans own football – match badge with World Zone 1 postage

£6.75

Fans own football – match badge with World Zone 2 postage

Postage to Australia, New Zealand & Singapore

£6.95

As a Stanley fan, you’d expect any visit to Bloomfield Road, the historic home of Blackpool FC, to be among the highlights of the season.

We’ve been there twice in 18-19, for the 1-1 draw in the league (25 August) and in the EFLT, when we went down 3-2 in a hard-fought encounter, (13 November). However, the two games attracted an aggregate of just 4,135 supporters. No, that’s not a typo. Four thousand, one hundred and thirty five.

For a club that can boast Stan Mortensen, Jimmy Armfield; Alan Ball and – needless to say – Sir Stanley Matthews among its legions of old boys, how can that possibly be? Well, it’s due to the fact that Blackpool supporters have taken the extraordinary decision to boycott their team’s home games.

We thank our lucky stars that the owner of our club has nothing in common with the owners of theirs.

Just how this situation came to pass is not for us to investigate here: after all, we might find ourselves in court if we said what we thought! As footy fans for whom Saturday afternoons (and the occasional Tuesday evening) at The Wham are sacrosanct, we know how much it must hurt lifelong fans to stay away from their games, involving their club at their ground. We understand that this course of action  must be the last resort. So, we reckon the best thing we can do is offer our support to the stay-away Seasiders and at the same time, thank our lucky stars that the owner of our club has nothing in common with the owners of theirs.

Having said that, we wanted to do something to symbolise the solidarity we feel for Blackpool fans, fellow members of the footy fraternity. So, we’ve decided to commission a special commemorative pin badge that says what we’re all feeling: ‘the fans own football’. OASSC will be producing 1500 of them in time for our fixture on the 2nd February.

Badge of honour; symbol of solidarity

All the profits from  sales of the badge will be donated to the Blackpool Supporters Trust. Chairperson, Christine Seddon said ‘what a lovely idea and thank you so much, we really appreciate the gesture and will share with our fans and hope the sales are good.’ Badges will cost a minimum of £3. (That’s to say we’d encourage you to contribute as much as you can). The badges will be on sale from the usual vendors around the ground on match day. They’ll also be available for sale on this very web site (probably a couple of days before the match; there’ll be an addition charge for postage and packing) and at the OASSC shop in Accy Market Hall.

PLEASE NOTE: We produce a badge for every home game and for those hoping to collect the set for this season, please be aware that this badge is being produced IN ADDITION to the usual one.
So, let’s dig deep and see how much we can add to the Blackpool Supporters Trust’s war chest.
Meanwhile, take a look at some of the social media reaction to our gesture. It fair warms the cockles…

 

 

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