Our founders grew up in Worcester and recognized the obstacles facing the city’s adolescents, prompting them to create a program focused on empowering inner-city children and growing a connection between them adults … Found insideA Social History of Association Football in Britain During Its First Long Century ... Wace and John Wylie can be directly linked to Shrewsbury School and, ... Students/Under 22's £17 (B £15) However, two seasons later Shrewsbury won the new (fourth tier) Division Three championship under Fred Davies in 1993–94, and remained in Division Two (third tier) three seasons. The ground was pretty easy to find, as it is well signposted from the outskirts of the town. I could tell I wasn't in Scotland! The Dale sit 15th in League Two, so a league below Shrewsbury, but arrive after winning their first match of the season on Saturday. Shrewsbury Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.The team competes in League One, the third tier of English football.The club plays its home games at New Meadow, having moved from the Gay Meadow in 2007. Easy to find from A5 and parked at Brooklands pub for £5 by roundabout on A5112. GD. Purple with White Trim. Notwithstanding this I received a parking charge notice in the post a few days later which I obviously challenged, and it has now been waived (note waived not cancelled!). Grassroots Football - Team Grassroots are the voice of the Grassroots Football Community, we support Coaches, Teams, Clubs, Payers and Footy Mums. The Team GB squad is made up of 19 England players, plus Kim Little and Caroline Weir from Scotland and Sophie Ingle from Wales. [25], In late 2019 the club started attracting fans from the small Caribbean island nation of Grenada. If you're going by train I'd highly recommend pre-booking a cab to and from the ground, it saves time and money, and is the easiest way of making it from the station to the ground. After travelling with the official club coach finding the ground was very simple as the coach drivers were guided on nearing Shrewsbury, by a Police escort consisting of two motorbikes. The Loggerheads returned in 1970, and in various guises continued to be used until 1986, when a "Shrew" cartoon was introduced as the club's crest in an attempt to rebrand "Salop" as "The Shrews". 115 x 77 yards Pitch Type: Shrewsbury Town manager Steve Cotterill explains why it’s an ideal time to play Sheffield Wednesday. Booking train tickets in advance will normally save you money! They were promoted again in 1974–75 after being relegated the previous year, and went on to win the Third Division title in 1978–79. We booked a cab back to the station which arrived dead on time, and early enough to miss most of the traffic. Found inside – Page 363In honour of the concrete cows two football-club mascots dressed up as cows called Mooey and Donny. ... At Shrewsbury the home fans threw coins at them. Shrewsbury is a lovely town and well worth visiting. Locals were friendly and as we parked home fans were asking how long the trip was etc. Today was my 124th English league ground and my 218th in total and I'd recommend it to other fans as a good day out in pleasant surroundings Came on the train, and got a bus from the town centre to the ground. Two notable recent departees are local-born youth products, England goalkeeper Joe Hart and Wales midfielder David Edwards, both of whom have been capped at U21 and senior international levels. Even the M6 was quiet! 01743 246942 Ticket Office: Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. This is a modern looking stadium with built up all seater stands affording good views of the pitch from all sides with nothing getting in the way of the view. As the away end was sold out, we had bought tickets online for the Family Stand to sit with the home fans. It was my first visit to Shrewsbury, so I was looking forward to visiting another ground. The rivalry with near-neighbours Hereford United was ranked nineteenth in The Daily Telegraph's Twenty fiercest rivalries in English football in 2015. Town played 47 times in 2 seasons at this ground and when they moved from here, they also moved up to the Birmingham League. About 10 minutes later and Shrewsbury had equalised with a penalty from Norburn. Clean, plenty of space around it , lots of people sunbathing on grass areas. I had passed it earlier on the train so I saw that it was a good size. Although we had a wet coach journey up it didn't rain the whole time we were there so were able to enjoy the match dry and not too cold considering the recent weather. Then a short five minute walk to the stadium. Town lost 0–4, with Gianfranco Zola the man of the match. Took a taxi to ground from the town centre, which just cost over a fiver. He was born in Cambridge to the late Stewart and Alice (Brown) MacKenzie. Shrewsbury had the better of the early stages, however, it was Luton who scored with their first attack and after that, you could see the confidence drain out of the home side. Centre half turned centre forward Alf Wood scored 5 goals in the 7–1 victory against Blackburn Rovers in 1971 and became the first player since Dixie Dean to score four headed goals in one match. Shrewsbury Town possible starting lineup:Marosi; Pennington, Pierre, Nurse; Bennett, Davis, Ogbeta, Leahy; Vela; Bowman, Pyke, Rochdale possible starting lineup:Lynch; Graham, O'Connell, Taylor; O'Keeffe, Morley, Dooley, Done; Odoh, Andrews, Cashman. We had an easy journey and the ground is easy to find just off the A5. I can't say there was anything wrong with the stewards, as they didn't have much to do. Can you name Liverpool's 2001 FA Cup-winning squad? With both teams in good form it promised to be an interesting game and as a bonus Montgomery Waters Meadow is one of the closest grounds for us. Great organisation. Inside the atmosphere was good, with the Bradford fans in full voice as were the Shrewsbury fans, especially those closest to the away support, lots of noise coming from that end and corner. 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They returned to the fourth tier following relegations in 1989 and 1992, where they won another league title in 1993–94. If things go to plan then the Club hope to have it in place before the end of the 2017/18 season. We got there about an hour before kick off and there was plenty of room – I’m guessing at a capacity of around 200-300 cars. 7. Shrewsbury is a very picturesque market town full of winding streets, quirky pubs and medieval buildings, which is well worth a visit in its own right. Even though I had an awful day out in the away end of Gay Meadow in 2003 (with Everton), I decided to brave Shrewsbury again and see if the new stadium would be a better experience. A similar looking East Stand, which surrounded the dugout, also had a decent-sized wheelchair platform for home fans; a feature many grounds in the UK lack. David Matthias informs me; 'There are a couple of pubs within walking distance of the stadium. 6. It takes all of 5 minutes, and drops you off at a car park only 5 minutes’ walk from the ground itself. This ground is now allotments. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. It was very slow getting out of the car park. A nice ground to visit and easy to find if you were driving there yourself as it is situated on the outskirts of town with plenty of parking on site. So I must thank the Shrewsbury car parking staff for their generosity. It was very nice, probably not your typical pre-match pub but friendly staff, nice food and they even called us a taxi, to get up to the ground. Although Davies died long ago, his legend is still associated with the club.[22]. There were plenty of folks in colours from both teams about and there were no issues that I saw either before or after the game. Many of the teams Town faced in the early days have vanished, however Shrewsbury met many of today's Football League and Conference teams, including Crewe Alexandra, Coventry City, Stoke City, Kidderminster Harriers and Stafford Rangers. Shrewsbury – Malcolm Dudley MacKenzie, 88, a man of Christian faith, beloved husband and father, died on Aug. 25, 2021 after a sudden decline in health with his loving family by his side. The game was pretty poor from a Gillingham point of view, we lost the game 2-0 and apart from a 5 minute spell before half-time and after the break we didn't look like scoring at all. A dull game and very hungover. It was the first game of the season after MK Dons' relegation back to League One. Found insideThe players of a Sheffield Cricket Club wanted a way to keep fit during the winter months, so they started the Sheffield Football Club in 1857, ... We stopped en route at a pub called the Two Henry's on the A49, about ten minutes drive away. Firstly there is the 'Wild Pig (known before as the Brooklands Hotel)', just off Meole Brace Island, about five minutes walk away. I've only got seven of the current 92 to do and with three of these planned for next month, the finishing line is now in sight! Found inside – Page 156SHREWSBURY TOWN A.K.A. SNOOZEBURY TOWN Recommended website ... Actor unseemly jostling for the ball when the team was awarded a penalty against Southend . As it was 14:10, I went straight to the ticket office to get my ticket, the home fans were very friendly. Jake Beesley's availability remains in question as he also missed Saturday's win with an injury he picked up in last week's midweek match. I got a train back to Shrewsbury about 5pm and checked into my hotel. By the time we got back to the car it took about 15 minutes to get on to the A49. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out: It does drop you off in a different place though, but the railway station is well signposted. Upon arrival we walked to the 'Prince of Wales pub on Bynner Street (which was packed with home and away fans), 20 minutes walk out of town; we found out that we could get transport from the pub [to the ground] as advised on this website. [4] Shrewsbury repeated their 1979 feat of reaching the quarter-final in 1981–82, defeating UEFA Cup holders Ipswich Town in the fifth round before defeat away to Leicester City. Shrewsbury Town … Prices will only rise as matchday looms closer so don’t delay! Extended Highlights Shrewsbury Town v Wycombe Wanderers - Extended highlights - Tue 28th September 2021 28 September 2021 Book your next dream trip with Nickes.Com! Founded in 1886, the club were inaugural members of the Shropshire & District League in 1890 and then joined the Birmingham & District League five years later. The concourse behind is wide and more than adequate for the fans of most League 1 clubs. Instead we parked in the Brookland's Hotel/Pub car-park near the roundabout by the stadium, which charged around £5 for the pleasure – lots of fans from both clubs parked here and were enjoying a few drinks in the pub nearby. The staff I encountered were very helpful and friendly. The pub itself struggled with such a large influx of supporters which lead to a lack of change behind the bar and people being turned away! Although I hadn't parked at the stadium, it still took ages to get away due to the amount of traffic in the area. Muted atmosphere not helped by open corners and the noisy home fans being split between two stands. The English Football League Trophy campaign kicks off later this week for Shrewsbury Town, who open the tournament at home to Crewe Alexandra on … On 5 March 1966 Shrewsbury played at Chelsea in the fifth round of the. A new stadium opened 17 July 2007, it features a 9,875 all-seater capacity in four separate stands for football. Visitors Rochdale head to the New Meadow on Tuesday in slightly more positive spirits than their hosts, despite being the underdog heading into this one. I had a pint before and after game at Prince of Wales above. A special mention to the car parking. This was also the case with the concourse although with a large following of 1207 supporters it became overcrowded around the food outlet. I'm glad we won but I'm not thinking of visiting the Greenhous Meadow again. I thoroughly enjoyed a day out a the football league's family club of the year, which is justified! Found inside – Page 344TEAM ABERDEEN ACCRINGTON STANLEY AFC WIMBLEDON ARSENAL ASTON VILLA BARNSLEY ... SHREWSBURY TOWN 344 SPORTS AND RECREATION – BRITISH FOOTBALL TEAMS British ... 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The Greenhous Meadow is a tidy, functional, modern ground, there's little else you can say about it really. Shrewsbury are very proud to have introduced the first safe standing area, but as it is behind the goal more of the 'fan banter' was with the fans in the adjacent stand and the atmosphere was helped by the home drummer. home fans friendly? I was also very keen to check out the newly installed safe standing section, which Shrewsbury had opened for this season. We got some lunch at one of the food outlets on the retail park, there’s a reasonable choice of chain coffee shops & fast food, before heading to the ground at about 2pm. I had bought a ticket in advance but a mate of mine paid on day at the away ticket office. That said, it could possibly be a bit of a trek to get to it. One is located behind the petrol station on the corner of Roman Road which is where we parked. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances, accumulated during three spells. 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