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Members’ Newsletter – November 2023

From the Chair by Peter Leatham In superb news for the region, the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Trust have been awarded a King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE. The Accrington Stanley […]

Members’ Newsletter – March 2023

“12th Man” needed more than ever before! Two rare home TV appearances, but with disappointing results, for Stanley so far in 2023. Both the fifth round of the FA Cup and a trip to Wembley continue to elude Accrington Stanley. But as we tackle the final dozen or so fixtures […]

Members’ Newsletter – January 2023

New Years have been a bit disappointing recently; following each Annus horribilis, we have dared to hope for an improvement, only to discover that even worse was in store. With this in mind, as editor of the Newsletter, on behalf of the Trust, I wish you the best possible 2023 […]

Members’ Newsletter – November 2022

Welcome… …to the latest edition of the OASST Newsletter, the final one of 2022. I’ve been doing this newsletter thing for the OASST for over two years now; I seemed to slip accidentally into it during Lockdown, and no-one wanted to drag me out again. It was only recently that […]

Members’ Newsletter – September 2022

The Supporters’ Trust joins the rest of our great county in mourning the sad death of Queen Elizabeth. May she rest in peace and her selfless service to our county be long remembered.  Members’ Newsletter – September 2022 I’m sure I’m not the only one who relaxes a little when […]

Members’ Newsletter – July 2022

Happy New Year to All Stanley Supporters! With an exciting programme of home pre-season friendlies and a season- opening match against Charlton at home to get our teeth into, we’re coming out of the closed season doldrums with a blast of high calibre football. Along with opponents like Derby and […]

Members’ Newsletter – May 2022

Members’ Newsletter – May 2022 And that’s it. The end of Stanley’s fourth season in League One. Apart from the terrible uncertainty caused by Covid over two of the seasons, it’s not been too bad – off the pitch, thanks to our owner, we’ve seen enormous improvements, and on it, […]

Members’ Newsletter – March 2022

Members’ Newsletter – March 2022 It’s Spring! You can tell, the rain is horizontal and trees are being blown over. At the Wham Stadium, lofty goal kicks disappear over the stand as they’re caught by wicked crosswinds and the club shop does a roaring trade in beanie hats to prevent […]

Members’ Newsletter – January 2022

Happy New Year! As we emerge, blinking, into 2022 from beneath a pile of discarded gift wrap, turkey leftovers and empty Bailey’s bottles, we are greeted by the prospect of postponed matches and further concerns regarding the effects of Covid on the fixture list. Despite that, however, the club is […]

Members’ Newsletter – November 2021

Members’ Newsletter – November 2021 “If you can meet with Triumph and DisasterAnd treat those two impostors just the same;  …Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   And—which is more—you’ll be a Stanley supporter!” So (nearly) wrote Rudyard Kipling, when he wasn’t baking another batch of his exceedingly good cakes. […]

Members’ Newsletter – September 2021

Back Home! The first fixture with fans present, in over a year, a friendly against Preston, went without a hitch, and the glorious feeling of being back where we belong infected everyone with a proper carnival atmosphere… “Top of the table clash” Welcome to the September 2021 edition of the […]

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 […]

Members’ Newsletter – May 2021

Members’ Newsletter – May 2021 Welcome Welcome to the final Newsletter of the 2020-2021 season. It’s a safe bet that back in April/May last year we thought we would never have a stranger season than the one which was abandoned due to COVID-19. Fast forward twelve months and we’ve just […]

Members’ Newsletter – March 2021

Members’ Newsletter – March 2021 It’s now just over a year since we were last allowed in to the ground to watch the lads play, and what a treat we’re missing – the current squad is one of the best ever and we’re consistently at the highest position that we’ve […]

Members’ Newsletter – January 2021

Members’ Newsletter – January 2021 Happy New Year! With fingers crossed, we tiptoe into 2021 hoping for something better than the last year had to offer, and, with that, we are all hoping that we will be able to return to the Wham for the first time since March last […]

Members’ Newsletter – November 2020

Members’ Newsletter – November 2020 Including Important Information regarding the 2020 AGM Welcome to the latest edition of the OASST Members’ Newsletter as we move towards the end of what surely must have been the most extraordinary year in football and life in general. After a promising start to the […]

Members’ Newsletter – September 2020

HELLO EVERYBODY At last we have seen a return of football to the Wham Stadium; for a long time we could be forgiven for thinking it was never going to happen. Everyone who watched the Peterborough game on iFollow was treated to a thrilling 2-0 victory for the boys in red and […]