Burton 1-1 Stevenage Reaction

The gap is down to 3 points thanks to Stevenage holding Burton Albion to a 1-1 draw at the Pirelli Stadium live on Sky Sports.  As always Twitter reacts to the result and we have selected a few of our favourite tweets in reaction to the enthralling game on a very poor pitch.

Twitter Reacts

Friday seems so much bigger now and this is where us, the fans do our bit. Get yourself down Greenhous Meadow and #SingYourHeartsOut and lets urge the lads to the title. We can be the 12th man and we can do our bit. #MMBA #Salop

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Portsmouth 0 – 2 Shrewsbury Reaction

It is probably the best performance and best result I have had since I come to the club

Those were the words of Salop boss Micky Mellon after a historical win against Fratton Park. The side thats ‘too big for League Two” just did not compete against plucky little Shrewsbury and 2 fantastic goals from Bobby Grant sealed a massive 3 points for Salop.

As always the fans tweeted in their thousands afterwards and we have selected the best for you to see.

Reaction

So it seems everyone seems very pleased with todays win and it’s been fantastic seeing plenty of Salop fans using #SingYourHeartsOut in their tweets. Now we look to Dagenham on Friday and we look forward to seeing the return of the drum. Don’t forget you can contribute to the game as much as the team so get yourselves down the Meadow and be the 12th man.

#Salop #SingYourHeartsOut

#SingYourHeartsOut Update 2

What a performance from both the squad and supporters at Portsmouth this weekend and we must admit we were surprised to hear lots of supporters that travelled down to Fratton Park talking about the campaign. 

As well as being a big talking point with the fans that travelled down but we are seeing #SingYourHeartsOut appearing on more tweets and both Shrewsbury Today and Shropshire Star have also published articles regarding the campaign. Now we are proud that we have people talking about the campaign and the fact it has grabbed peoples attention but we now need to start implementing plans to improve or enhance the atmosphere for the remaining games and with that we can now announce a couple of ideas that we have for the remaining 3 of the 4 home games.

Dagenham – The Drum Will Be Back that is about all we can do in terms of time scales.

Retro DayExeter – We are happy to announce the return of “Retro Day” and we would love to see as many people come and join us in the West Stand. If we can #AllGoWest then we are confident that we will have more people to carry the sound along the and help get all 3 sides rocking for a massive game.

York – Blue And Amber day is another idea in the pipeline. This is pretty self explanatory, we want every single Salopian to wear their colours with pride. We are also looking at purchasing up to 1000 balloons for fans to blow up and make it feel like a right old party atmosphere.

As well as that we want to speak to the owner of the Arthur Rowley flag as we would love to see it before the season ends. If this is you then we would love to speak to you so get in touch via our email or tweet us @salopsbluearmy

Plans for Plymouth (h), Bury and Cheltenham (a) will be released in due course but obviously we will be going through the appropriate channels to make sure we don’t step on anyones toes.

As always we would like to thank you all for supporting the campaign and we hope with your support the Meadow will be rocking from now to the end of the season

#SingYourHeartsOut #Salop

#SingYourHeartsOut Supporters Parliament Statement

We have just been sent this from Mike Davies on behalf of Supporters Parliament.

Shrewsbury Town Supporters Parliament, Super Blues and Supporters Trust Statement

The importance of the last 8 games of this season can’t be underestimated.  As supporters groups today we unite and put out a call to arms for all supporters though out the county to get behind the club and back the lads onto glory.

Our club has come such a long way since our relegation last season by bringing in Micky and Matt Williams who with the full backing of our chairman have stuck to their word and provided a team we can be proud of on the field and a club who once again are moving in the right direction.

Promotion is not just achieved on the field, there are other areas that contribute to it, non more so than the supporters and the atmosphere inside the stadium. So It’s now our turn to do our part.
We encourage everyone to back the ‘sing your hearts out campaign’ and create an atmosphere within the ground to spur the lads on.  We want a sea of blue and amber, so why not bring a friend along ? Let’s fill the stadium, let’s hear those drums and get the Meadow rocking for the season’s run in.

These last few games are going to be tense but we as fans must now step up, like the team has this season. Let’s unite to achieve our goal (or goals !!).

As a club we win together, we lose together so let’s get promoted together and let’s celebrate         together.

Floreat Salopia

Mike Davis – on behalf of the Supporters Parliament
Chris Smith – on behalf of the Super Blues
Roger Groves – On behalf of the Supporters Trust

We would like to thank Mike, Chris and Roger for their support for #SingYourHeartsOut. Don’t forget if you have any ideas for our campaign then tweet us @SalopsBlueArmy or email us salopsbluearmy@gmail.com

#SingYourHeartsOut Update

We have let you have your say in response to our #SingYourHeartsOutCampaign and the response has been incredible with the majority backing the campaign so before we continue we must thank you all for getting behind our vision.

Many people have suggested bringing the drum back which is a possibility but unfortunately Alex who is the one who owns the drum has declared that it is broke and hasn’t been able to replace it due to finances!

So we turn to you, our fellow Salopians to help with donations to fund for a brand new drum. We have contacted Salop Music and are pricing up a brand new drum to use at all Salop games and hopefully if things go well we will have the new drum at the Dagenham game.

As well as that we are looking at different ideas for the 3 other home games which we have left in the season and we will have something to announce in the next 48 hours in regards to the Exeter game. Also we are drawing up a few ideas for the Plymouth game which will hopefully be a complete sell out in anticipation for the promotion party (Championship party even). Obviously everything we do will be put to the club first and we will be looking for co-operation from all parties involved to make sure we don’t upset everyone.

As always we are still looking for your ideas as to what you think we could do to improve the atmosphere at Greenhous Meadow. You can send all ideas to salopsbluearmy@gmail.com or tweet us @SalopsBlueArmy and we will take all ideas in to account.

As said before we do thank everyone for all your support so far and we hope to make #SingYourHeartsOut campaign a successful one and make Greenhous Meadow a noisy, hostile stadium.

 

Get Behind Them

The thing about writing a football blog is that when everything is going well for your team there’s absolutely nothing to write about… so there’s some positives to be taken from the past three home games – I finally have something to write about again!

There’s been a lot of comment coming out the club over the past few days about the importance of the fans in the final few games of the season, which in turn has sparked the #SingYourHeartsOut campaign, that you will hopefully be seeing a lot of over the next few weeks. So how have we got into this position?

The simplest answer is, Salopians love to moan (and I am as big a culprit as anybody when it comes to this). We’re 2nd in the league, have the best goal difference in the league, almost took Chelsea to penalties in the cup, and stand a great chance of automatic promotion. Put a dead ball straight out of play twice in a half, however, and all that is soon forgotten…

It would be foolish to say that this is the sole cause of the decline in atmosphere though. Part of it has to be put down to the nervousness that the players are obviously starting to feel as the chasing pack aren’t letting up, and this is transferring into frustration in the crowd. We know how well this team can play, so when they start making unforced errors a lot of fans react in a natural (but pretty unhelpful) way.

This hasn’t been helped by the fact that teams have actually found us out at home. It’s Northampton’s fault really, they had the audacity to pressure and press us all over the pitch and force mistakes. Cambridge and Oxford obviously did their homework (or university equivalent) because they came to The Meadow and did exactly the same. This in turn got the crowd on the players backs, which made them look even more nervous and so on and so forth.

So what’s the answer then? Well the simplest answer is get behind the lads and #SingYourHeartsOut. Put down your phones, your pies, your sweets and drinks and clap your hands, stamp your feet, sing a song. Whoever came up with the phrase “the silent majority” had obviously seen a Salop home game this season.

The only time the crowd got an atmosphere going from kick-off this season (Chelsea excluded as we had a few extra followers in that day) was against Stevenage, and that was mostly down to that absolute moron they call a manager. Imagine how much more confidence we could generate on the pitch if the fans actually got behind them from teh first whistle!

Now obviously there’s the argument that the play on the pitch needs to be good enough to get the fans going, and I can see that point of view. But answer me this simple question, if there was something you could do to improve your teams chances of winning a game… WHY WOULDN’T YOU DO IT?

But then again, that would leave us Salopians with nothing to moan about, and we do like a moan…

#SingYourHeartsOut

Keith the Shrew

#SingYourHeartsOut

We are now into the most important time of the season and its blatant to see supporters are still not backing the team at Greenhous Meadow and we are taking it upon ourselves to get this changed!

Depsite a fantastic season with Mickey Mellon masterminding what seems to be a swift return to League One, the crowds are still down and the atmosphere at Greenhous Meadow is woeful and we and many are questioning what could be done to change this.

This campaign is going to be a permanent feature for us until we believe the Meadow is a noisy and hostile stadium. Hopefully with the backing of all Supporter Groups, the club and local press we could make this campaign a success and get the meadow “rocking”

Thinking caps are officially glued to several members of SBA and from now until the next home game we will be posting some ideas up on here so keep your eyes glue and if you have any ideas to help us with this campaign then feel free to send them in either on Twitter @SalopsBlueArmy or email us at salopsbluearmy@gmail.com and we will respond to every email.

All thats left to say for now is #SingYourHearsOut

#Salop #MMBA