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Members’ Newsletter – July 2021

2021 – The story so far…

It’s July, England have just won the World Cup and…oh, no, that was 1966. Ah well, after all the recent international excitement, hope and disappointment, real football fans can get back to real football and support their clubs on cold wet Tuesday nights in November.

Yes, season tickets are actually on sale and we’re even able to buy tickets for a Saturday 3pm game, a friendly against Bradford. Phrases like ‘back to normal’ might still ring a bit hollow but currently the plan is definitely to have as normal a season as possible.

It’s great to see that Coley is busy signing up tons of talent, too. He’s certainly intent on building on last year’s great squad; but let’s stop all this talk of reaching the playoffs – it’s automatic promotion we want!

On match days you will be able to pick up your membership cards if you pay by post; we’ll also be selling our amazing Player Trading Cards, and match badges will be back on sale, too.

As soon as the picture becomes clear, we are planning to organise away travel again and we will publicise it as soon as we can.

Don’t forget that we have several unique merchandise items without which no Stanley fan is complete: the Trading Cards, Ultras Tees, and Darren Woodhead’s excellent new book.

LINK: All these, and much more, are available to buy through our Market Place

Wham stadium developments

The new building at the ground is progressing so quickly that it’s hard to keep up with the work. Last month, when the Club 1968 draw was being held, Andy Holt gave us a guided tour of the building, by following the link below, you can watch the video.

LINK: Wham development – the guided tour

Here are a few of Andy’s latest photos of the work being done

Your chance to have your say in the Fan-led review of football governance

OASST Chairman, Peter Leatham, together with Stanley Supremo, Andy Holt, has been active in HM Government’s Fan-led review of football governance. To have your say, click on the image below to open the document and take part in the survey:

LINK: https://dcms.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5naM6vGayWbBJLE

Membership 2021 – 2022

The membership year runs from 1st July to 30th June, so it’s time to renew your membership and support the work the Trust does for Accy Stanley fans. It costs only £5 for annual membership, which includes the new badge, illustrated above.

To new your membership, please click on the link below and renew online. Alternatively, you can join at the Market Hall shop or behind the Clayton End on match days

LINK: OASST Membership – Join here

Club 1968

Every month £1500 of prizes are given out, with a top prize of £1000! Click on the links below to see the winners of the two most recent draws.

LINK: Club 1968 Membership – more details here

Academia and football

Josh Bland, a West Brom fan and researcher at Cambridge University, is doing post-graduate work which focuses on Stanley and the club’s relationship with the town and its history. If you have ten minutes to spare, there is a survey you can complete which would assist him.

LINK: WANTED – 10 minutes of your time…

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