The close season has already began with a massive announcement and we are pleased to see the club learning from their mistakes 2 years ago and have the new kits on sale straight after the final kick of the season.
The rumours were doing their rounds for the last couple of weeks but having learnt about the new kit being available after Plymouths game some weeks ago it was always funny listening and reading the outrageous claims that many Salop fans decided to make up.
But the look of the new kits surpassed all expectations and seeing the Loggerheads take their place on the new kit is a fantastic achievement for all involved in the Bring Back The Loggerheads campaign. It is obvious the new kit has gone down really well with Salop fans and that was obvious with the masses donning both home and away tops in the Brooklands on Saturday evening.
The promotional video is also a new idea that has gone down a treat with the video being played straight after the final whistle on Saturday. If you haven’t seen it yet then don’t worry you can see it now.
We hope that all Salopians celebrate the start of ‘The New Errea’ and the shirts sell in high numbers.
So we have just announced on Twitter that we are going to run our very own End Of Season Awards which will include several ‘Don’t Take Us Seriously’ categories.
First up we are looking for the #PlayersTweetOfTheYear and there are several contenders. Who remembers Gary Lineker being trolled by Mickey Demetriou or how about the #TeamSpirit tweet from Connor Goldson.
We are going to run you through some of our favourites and once we have enough contenders we will set up the poll. Get ready these are quality
Jermaine takes his goal in his seemingly long stride
Grimmer knows the score
Is Mickey Demetriou a physic?
Or is he just a ultimate troller?
If you have any suggestions let us know and we will get them up on here and get the poll sorted for the first vote of the season.
5 wins on the row and the feel good factor has well and truly taken over the Salop fans. With only 5 games left most fans have that feeling it will only take 2 wins to be promoted following Bury dropping points on Monday. Of course we want you, the fans, to make Saturday a party atmosphere and help roar the lads closer to that so called ‘line’.
With that we would like to remind all fans that this Saturday is Retro Day and we urge all supporters to wear their favourite (or least favourite) shirts from the Shrewsbury Town past.
Micky Mellon has backed the idea by saying the following
It is a great idea from the fans and something we fully support as we go into these important games.
So with that we would love to see a ‘bumper crowd’ at Greenhous Meadow on Saturday and lets go and make (quoting Bizzy here) a canny owd racket. These last 5 games will be tense, they will be nervy at most times but at no point do you moan or groan. The players feed off the crowd and it is important they feel relaxed and play the football we can.
So for the last 5 times this season #SingYourHeartsOut
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Exeter – 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org