Now the Dust has Settled

So, were you there last night? I don’t mean ‘there’ as in sat in your seat taking photos of Chelsea players, I mean ‘there’ as in you woke up this morning hoarse from the singing and with sore hands from the clapping and general festivities that marked one of the best atmospheres and wildest celebrations that the Greenhous Meadow has seen (right up there with beating Southend with 10 men in Collo’s first stint with the Shrews).

So now that the voices are returning and the hangover’s are fading, what can we take from last night?

1. The Meadow sounds great full. Fair play to the singing blocks, you dragged the rest of the ground into creating a wall of noise that must have sounded amazing from the pitch. That’s what being the 12th man is all about.

2. Ryan Woods (Ryan Woods, Ryan Ryan Woods) will go on to bigger and better things sooner rather than later. Whether it was out-muscling Drogba, driving forward with Oscar eating his dust, or chasing back 60 yards to stop Saleh getting a shot in on goal, Woodsy put in one of the best MOTM performances most people at the ground will have ever seen.

3. Wez is a real team player. Think about it, you’re warming up to play in the biggest game of your life when you get a twinge. How many of you would actually ignore it in the hope it goes away? I know I would… To be honest enough to say he couldn’t do a job for us and allow us to bring Lawrence in before kick-off is the sign of a true pro.

4. We have one hell of a team this season. When was the last time you looked at our squad and saw so little weakness? Not one player looked out of place out there last night (apart from maybe Jon Obi-Mikkel, but that’s not our problem), and some of them have upped their value immensely. Now we need to show the rest of League Two how good we are for the rest of the season. A team this good doesn’t belong down here.

5. Chelsea really do only sing when they’re winning, I assume none of them had been to a game before, so didn’t know any of the songs?

So that’s our cup run over, with memories left that will be talked about in pubs all over Salop for many years to come. Now we as a club need to make sure this isn’t the end of exciting football and great results, and I know Dagenham , Exeter, and Mansfield don’t create the same desire to take the day off work and pub crawl your way to the match (you know who you are) but let’s keep supporting, keep singing, and keep believing that the Shrews are going up! You never know, we may have attracted a few new fans along for the ride…

Keith the Shrew

PS    Walsall away? Really??? For f*cks sake…

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Dagenham & Walsall Ticket Detail Released

So the hype of the Chelsea game is now dying down focus turns to the next 2 games. Salop have 2 away trips starting on Saturday with a long journey to Dagenham for another important League 2 game. Obviously it is not one of the most fancied away days but it would be brilliant if we could take a large away following to back the lads to another away win!

As we all know the last few weeks have had the club focussing on the build up to the Chelsea game and the ticket details have only been released.

Ticket Prices

Adults – £21
Seniors – £15
Students – £15
10-16 – £10
Under 10 – FREE (With a full paying adult and only when purchased in advanced)
Ambulant Disabled – £15
Carer – FREE

Chris Smith will of course be running a coach or 2 down so don’t forget to give him a ring on 01952 604742!  The coaches will be leaving Wem at 9:15, The Crown in Abbey Forgate at 9:45 and Telford at 10:05! Prices are unavailable at the moment so we will update you on this as soon as possible!

Also Salop have been drawn with Walsall in the FA Cup AGAIN and there is a belief Salop could finally win at the Besot. Tickets this year are a lot cheaper and with the feel good factor being back must mean Salop will take a very good following.

Ticket Prices 

Adults £15
Concessions (U18’s/over 60’s) £10
Family Ticket (adult and child) £20

Once we find out more about coach times and prices we will let you know but it would be great if we could take a load on the trains to Walsall considering it’s easy to get to and always a good laugh with a stop off in Birmingham for pre match drinks.

We have worked out a Off Peak Day Return will come to £14:10 based on 1 adult. We do suggest getting group savers if travelling in groups over 3 people and we will do a article about what to do and where to drink on the Wednesday before the Walsall game.

This is a important couple of weeks for Salop and the lads need your full support so grab your tickets, book your places on the coach or book your train tickets and lets get behind em! #Salop

Twitter Reacts To Salop v Chelsea

The best thing about Salop being on TV is everyone who loves football will be watching it. This could be anyone from big stars to Joe Blogs and his dog. We have compiled a few of our favourite tweets from the night.

https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/527205271501029376

Players

@connorgolodson: So proud of the players last night. Tough result to take but got to take the same spirit into every league game we play. Fans were brilliant

We would like to reiterate how proud we are to be part of Shrewsbury Towns fan base and we are even more proud of the players, manager, management team and all associated with the club for the great show they put on last night! Now lets go to Dagenham and focus on gaining promotion #Salop

Dagenham Preview

Focus now back to the next game it is only fair we help you with your away day essential info and it is a club we have had lots of memories against in recent history including that 2-1 win to secure our place in the plays off and of course that 1-0 win to see Salop promoted to League 1 back in 2012.

20120613-151906.jpgDagenham are a “small team” in League 2 but have enjoyed some decent seasons including a season long spell in League 1 only to find themselves now stuck in 21st place in League 2 only 4 points off the bottom. This doesn’t mean its going to be a easy task as Dagenham always seem to find a result against the top teams plus Salop did lose 5-0 there back in 2009. Obviously we have said that to keep everyones feet on the ground but when it comes to head-to-head form, well we’ll let it speak for itself.

Head-To-Head

Played – 9

Won –  7

Drawn – 1

Lost – 1

Form

In the last 6 games (league only) Shrewsbury have won 4 and lost 2 which is a stark contrast to Dagenham who’s form includes 3 defeats, 1 draw and 2 wins.

Dagenham have only won 2 of their 6 games at home so far this season and have lost the other 4 games which included their most recent home defeat to Newport County. Salop on the other hand have only won once away from home in the league (1-0 to York City) and lost 4 with 1 draw on the opening day so it will be a case of bucking the dismal away record to beat a side who seemingly don’t like playing in front of their own fans.

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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stadium is a proper old school non league ground. They have 2 side of shallow terracing, 1 of which is uncovered and 2 sides of covered seating. The away end, otherwise known as the Traditional Builders Stand is a modern stand which can host 1200 away fans with full view of the pitch. It is actually the best stand in the stadium and it’s design helps to create a decent racket throughout the game. Now as people may be aware, you are raised from the pitch so have to climb a couple of stairs to get to the stand but nothing too strenuous. Also a word of warning, the tunnel is in the away end so you will be blocked of for a few minutes at the start, half time and full time so just keep that in mind.

Drink and Food Info

Away fans have been advised that they may be allowed into the social club based at the ground but this could change in the coming days as it is solely down the clubs digression. The only other pub in the area is the Eastbrook Pub but we don’t know too much about that and we haven’t been told of anywhere else of interest unless you fancy hoping on the tube and finding a decent pub.

As for food well again there isn’t much to choose from in terms of establishments in the area but you can get food in the ground which is reasonably priced ranging from a 1/2 Cheese Burger at £3.80 to Chips at £2.

Tickets

Adults £21, Concessions £15, Under 17’s £12, Under 10’s Free (with a full paying adult bought in advance)

Verdict

As long as the focus during the week has been good and the squad is rotated to keep the lads fresh then we can’t see anything less than a Salop win. We also expect us to carry on improving the great goals for column so lets stick our neck on the line and go for a 3-0 win.

And Finally

This is a hugely important game. With this the last game before a week away from league action it would be great to go into the FA Cup weekend on the back of another league win making it 5 on the bounce. This is a game where the support will need to be at it’s best so we encourage everyone to make the journey to Dagenham to cheer the lads on. We hope to see you al down there for what is set to be a great game

#SALOP

Message To Fans

We all know the tickets for Salop v Chelsea have sold out including extra tickets for the temporary seating in the east/south/west corners. This is fantastic news for the club but we do have 2 important games before scoreboardstarting off with a trip to York on Saturday.

It would be brilliant if any of these new fans who have got tickets for the Chelsea game to show a interest in the club and travel to York. Not only is York a important game but if we win there then it’s a massive kick start to Salops’ season and surely you can’t get a better chance than against a club without a manager and with Dave Winfield in the back 4.

Ticket details are as followed

Standing
Adult                 £18
Over 65s           £12
Students           £12
Juniors U16       £12
Under 5’s          FREE

Seating
Adult                 £19
Over 65s           £13
Students           £13
Juniors U16       £13
Under 5’s          FREE

We do urge all fans to travel to York and show their support for a team which has definitely caught the countys’ eye and support.

All thats left to say is #SALOP