It Was Brilliant!

We called the prize ‘The Yung Min Yoo Experience’. Our idea was to do our bit to boost attendances by trying to attract a few ‘newbies’ to join us as Wham regulars by giving them the full VIP experience that our recent visitor from South Korea enjoyed. To be in with a chance of winning,…

Take The Stanley Test, HERE

To celebrate the launch of the brilliant web site , www.theclubthatwouldntdie.co.uk, here’s a quiz designed to test even the most knowlegeable of Stanley fans. It’s just for fun, there are no prizes and you can find all the answers – and much, much more besides – at www.theclubthatwouldntdie.co.uk Ready? Let’s go… When the club reformed,…

Never Mind The Paddlesnappers…

The proof, if any were needed: ‘once a Stanley fan, always a Stanley fan’. When Anthony Pye upped sticks and headed for Capetown… Ah, Capetown. A port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula in the shadow of Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there…

New Book Chronicles 50 Years at The Crown Ground

It’s the ultimate written record of Stanley since we took  up residence at The Crown Ground in 1968… The forthcoming book ’50’ is the labour of love of lifelong Reds fan Darren Woodhead, (who already has two books on Stanley to his name) and by all accounts, it deserves pride of place on the bookshelves…

Stanley’s Going Dutch

Ee, who’d a thowt it? We’d barely finished waving ‘ta’ra’ to Jung Min Yoo, (as he set off for home in Seoul, South Korea), before it was time to say ‘hallo’ to a group of traveling fans from The Netherlands. Ruiz van Twiller, Eric Reumer; Remco van Twiller, Harry van Stappershoef; Max Damen, Sander Luijten;…

Buzzer’s Got It Covered

Last winter, in the teeth of the Beast from the East, keeping the pitch frost-free so that we could fulfill our fixtures was a nightmare. On several occasions, the club asked supporters to lend a hand to get the covers on, or off the pitch – and as those who turned out will tell you:…

OASSC Joins The FSF

Following a vote at the last OASSC Committee meeting, we’ve signed up to join the Football Supporters’ Federation. Based in Sunderland, FSF is basically a lobbying group that looks out for the interests of the ordinary footy fan. Peter Leatham explained the thinking behind OASSC joining the organisation. ‘The FSF has recently merged with Supporters…