When MagpieWatch first started a year ago, it cost absolutely nothing to maintain due to my connections and the equipment I had to my disposal. As things stand, we can afford to run MagpieWatch for quite a few months more, however, the equipment that we are using is slowly starting to give in.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen.
You will start to read this and think, “Christ! More money wanted…”.
I know it’s a hard thing to come by, this is why I hope you will forward this message on to your contacts and/or boss at work. Of course, an individual can help us too, but it would benefit a company with the advertisement they would receive throughout the season. It would be great for any local business to get on board with MagpieWatch, as it’s a great second option to sponsoring the club. Albeit, money we get doesn’t go directly to the club but if enough was created then a donation would be made through various other sponsorships they have on offer.
Well, I will get down to the money side of things really. Here is a list of items that we are looking at purchasing in order to improve the service we provide. There are of course items that aren’t essential, but would improve the actual entertainment quality. I will explain next to each why they are needed. So, here goes…
In the last newsletter, I stated that I would change the look of MagpieWatch. I took that choice myself, but I wanted to turn to the users and ask for your opinions. Afterall, this service is for YOU. What do you think? Answer the poll attached to this post to give me an idea. If you do vote that the site should change, state why.
Unfortunately the 2011/12 season is over for the first team due to being defeated 2-0 on Saturday at Victory Park by FC United of Manchester in front of a massive crowd of 2,754. You are all now probably wandering what to do until football returns to our humble home ground, well you only have 5 days to wait! Yes, that’s right this Saturday football returns!
There are some astounding efforts by people all over the country to raise money for nationwide and local charities. The latest one I have heard about has come from a Chorley Football Club supporter. Neil Hailwood, along with several other cyclists are getting on their bikes from Skipton to Chorley along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, in aid of Derian House Childrens Hospice and Clic Sargent Cancer Care For Children.
Exactly 100 days from now, Neil and his ‘team’ will embark on their journey along the canal. Help make their trip worthwhile by sponsoring them, every penny counts! You can visit their sponsor page to donate, Neil has created a Facebook event for the ride which has attracted 18 other participants.
Please, please, help out two fantastic charities. Visit their websites for more information about what they do and what they hope to achieve.
**UPDATE – 26/04/2012**
Due to a number of FC United fans attempting buy tickets for Chorley end, we will from now on have to request proof of address for all ticket purchase. This has been requested by the police.
Ticket details have been released regarding our Evo-Stik Northern Premier League play-off semi-final clash with FC United of Manchester. Home supporters can purchase tickets from the club office on the following days…
Wednesday 10:00am – 10:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 10:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 10:00pm
Prices are £9 for adults & £5 for under 16 & over 60
Season Ticket holders & junior magpies will need to purchase a ticket for the game
We can confirm it is a 3pm kick off.
There is segregation in place for this fixture and FC united have been allocated the Pilling Lane End.
Earlier this evening, the Evo-Stik released a press statement regarding both Northwich Victoria and Woodley Sports…
At the FA hearings held at Wembley today the decision of the panel was as follows:
In respect of Northwich Victoria FC, the panel ruled that the Club would not be allowed to participate in the promotion play-offs, however the Club would not be expelled from the Northern Premier League but relegated one step from the 2012/2013 Season.
In respect of the appeal by Woodley Sports FC, the panel upheld the decision of the Northern Premier League and the Club will be relegated to a step to be determined by the Football Association.
No further comment will be made by the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League at this tim
Adam Roscoe scored a beautiful overhead kick on Saturday during Chorley’s 3-1 win over promotional play-off rivals, Bradford Park Avenue. Stan Walker has kindly uploaded the video onto YouTube for us to see.
Due to other commitments, our two regular interviewers can not make it to training on Thursday nights anymore. This is now your chance to get your voice over MagpieWatch and join our small team! There a few requirements for you to be able to apply for this role, you must have:
- Your own recording device – We currently don’t have one. It’s something we’re looking at purchasing.
- Confidence when speaking – No point speaking to the floor whilst interviewing someone!
- Own transport – Whether it’s a lift or your own car, training is at Victory Park so you need to be able to get there
I would like to have an interview aired at half time on Saturday, so reply quick! If you thinking you can help us out, then please contact myself via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Over the past few days, Northwich Victoria fans have been planning a protest to show their anger towards current chairman, Jim Rushe, on how the club has been ran over the previous 10 years. The supporters decided to stage a “1874″ protest against the management. This was fully supported by FC United of Manchester and Bury’s stewards, a nice peaceful protest by supporters causes no harm, does it?