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29 Dec 2020   09:19:55 pm
Football League Launches Major New Fan Consultation
The Football League is giving fans throughout the country the opportunity to help shape the future of professional football with the launch of a major new supporter consultation and it is important that the views of Barnsley Supporters are also heard.

http://www.smrc.myzen.co.uk/survey/footballleague/3108.htm

The Football League Supporters Survey 2008 lets fans have their say on a range of important football issues, from the use of goal-line technology and quotas for home-grown players to refereeing standards and kick-off times.

Supporters will also be asked their views on the club they support. This will include issues surrounding the matchday experience such as ticket prices, food & drink and stewarding, as well as wider issues such as whether fans feel valued by their club and the importance they place on Community and Youth Development programmes.

In launching The Football League Supporters Survey 2008 Lord Mawhinney, Chairman of The Football League, said: “The views of football supporters are very important to The League and its clubs. This survey is an opportunity for fans to help guide us, as we move forward.

“The last survey we conducted, on this scale, was completed by more than 43,000 supporters. It provided an important barometer of supporter opinion and made a positive contribution to The League’s decision making process.

“In particular, supporters’ views were influential as we developed our new Agents’ regulations, which prohibited the previously common practice which allowed agents to represent a player and a club in the same transfer deal. They were also a factor in the decision to introduce a smoke-free policy at all League matches from the beginning of this season.

“I very much hope that supporters will to take this opportunity to make a difference, once again.”

In total, more than 500,000 outbound e-mails will be sent to registered supporters, asking them to contribute their views. Additionally, all other supporters will be able to participate on-line, via The Football League website: www.football-league.co.uk.

http://www.smrc.myzen.co.uk/survey/footballleague/3108.htm

By completing the survey, which is being run in conjunction with sports research specialists SportsWise, supporters will also give themselves the opportunity to win tickets for this season’s Coca-Cola Football League Play-Off Finals at the new Wembley Stadium, with five pairs of tickets up for grabs.

The results of The Football League Supporters’ Survey will be published in the New Year.
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29 Dec 2020   09:15:24 pm
Are You The Fan Of The Year? Nominations Wanted!
The Football League have launched a nationwide search to find the EA Sports Fan of the Year, with the winner to be honoured at a spectacular gala dinner at the London Hilton on 2nd March 2008.

The Football League Awards are held in conjunction with FourFourTwo magazine and supporters are now being asked to put forward fellow fans for consideration for this award by submitting nominations via www.FourFourTwo.com .

Anybody who knows a fan who has gone above and beyond the call of duty is encouraged to put their nomination forward, along with the reason why they feel their nominee should win this prestigious award.

Stewart Thomson, Commercial Director of The Football League, said: “The Football League Awards rightly recognise fans alongside clubs and players. We’re looking for a fan that really contributes to the running of their club and we would like to encourage anybody who knows someone they think deserves this award to nominate them, and give that person the chance to receive the recognition they deserve for their efforts.”

Last year’s winner was Bury supporter Stan McGowen, who enjoyed a memorable trip to London for the awards ceremony as well as receiving extensive national media coverage for both himself and his club. Not only did Stan come up with the idea of getting a minibus for Bury's disabled supporters, he raised the money for it and also drives it thousands of miles every season. “I'm self-employed and I lose money taking the disabled fans to games, but I really enjoy it,” said Stan.

If you know someone you think worthy of succeeding Stan and taking the crown of ‘EA Sports Fan of the Year’ then get your nomination in before the closing date on 7th January 2008.
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29 Dec 2020   09:35:25 pm
Junior Away Ticket Offer
Junior Away Ticket offers are now available for the forthcoming games against QPR on the 19th January and the Norwich game on the 23rd February.

For both games we have 50 tickets available free for the games. The tickets are for the Oakwell Juniors + guardian/parent and are available on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in obtaining tickets for both games please contact Alan Bloore as soon as possible to reserve your places

Please note: All recepiants of the tickets must be fully paid up members of the Supporters Trust. In addition, where possible we would encourage everyone who takes up the offer to travel on the Trust Supporters Coach

The cost of coach travel is expected to be 19 pounds for QPR and 14 pounds for Norwich per person (final prices to be confirmed).
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29 Dec 2020   09:58:07 am
Trust Programme Notes v Southampton 29th Dec.
The Supporters Trust would like to wish all the Supporters of Barnsley FC and Southampton a very happy New Year.

The last 12 months has seen some changing times at Oakwell, as Simon Davey has re-shaped the team to give us a more competitive team to watch in the championship this season. The football we are seeing this season is entertaining and the team are competing at the level, and deserve the support of the Barnsley public. We hope that the people of Barnsley will realise that and will come down to Oakwell in their 1000’s to watch the team.

The year of 2007 has been a challenging one for the Supporters Trust. During May, we organised a charity football match at Oakwell, featuring many of the 1997 promotion winning squad against a Bradford City legends team. The game was a huge success for the Trust with an estimated attendance of 2,500 raising a huge £6,700 for the Dickie Bird Foundation. We are also pleased to report that two young people have so far applied to take advantage of the funds raised to further their ambitions in Sport. More information on the aims and activities of Dickie Birds Foundation can be found at http://www.thedickiebirdfoundation.org We have recently released a DVD to commemorate this event priced at just £10.00 which is available from the Trust Office.

In addition, over the year, the Trust has sponsored 6 games at Oakwell, raising a significant amount of money for the football club. In addition we are sponsoring Paul Reid’s home shirt, an academy player and other activities within the club.

We have also held regular meetings with the football club to represent the views of the supporters on issues that affect us directly. In addition, through our links with the FSF and Supporters Direct, we can also have influence on national issues that may affect Barnsley Supporters. One of these issues, is that we persuaded Stoke City to drop their policy of discriminating against away supporters when they hold community days, and in fact we now have agreement from all the championship sides that any special community day prices will be offered the same discounts as home Supporters. This was evident to those who attended the game against Bristol City recently, and Crystal Palace Supporters were able to take advantage of this at Oakwell, and Blackpool will also be able to take advantage of the reduced ticket prices for the forthcoming FA Cup game.

We have also agreed to work with the club to encourage supporters to get down to Oakwell, and this was shown with the poster campaign that the Trust ran prior to the Crystal Palace game and we hope to work closely with the club on future projects, which we will announce in due course.

Copies of issue 2 of the South Yorkshire football magazine “My Favourite Shirt” are now available for sale from the club shop and Trust office. Featuring articles on Barnsley FC, Toby’s Terriers, the Trust and Sheffield FC, the magazine is well worth a look at just £2.50.

To find out more on the activities of the Supporters Trust visit our website at www.bfcst.org.uk or email [email protected]
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26 Dec 2020   07:53:38 pm
Supporters Trust Programme Notes for Stoke City 26th Dec.
The Supporters Trust have just released a DVD to commemorate the charity game organised earlier this year by the Trust, in association with Bradford City Supporter’s Trust to commemorate the 10th. Anniversary of Barnsley’s unique promotion to the Premier League. The game was played at Oakwell on 7th. May when a team of Barnsley veterans played a team of Bradford City veterans, the outcome of which was a worthy 5 – 1 win for Barnsley.

The DVD entitled “Let's Remember” contains footage and highlights of three games played between Barnsley and Bradford City. The first game, is rare footage of a game between Barnsley FC and Bradford City played in 1943. The second game to feature is the 1997 promotion winning game between Barnsley FC and Bradford City played at Oakwell on the 26th April. The third game contains highlights of the charity game. There is also a bonus feature on the disc featuring a slide show of pictures celebrating Barnsley’s promotion to the premier league in 1997. The DVD is available for just £10.00 from the Supporters Trust Office. Copies can be posted for an additional fee of £1.75 to cover postage and packing.

The Next meeting of the Supporters Trust will be held on the 8th January at the Oakwell Executive facilities. The meeting is open to all trust members and we will accept new memberships and membership renewals on the night.

The Supporters Trust would like to take the opportunity to encourage all Supporters to encourage their friends and family to get down to Oakwell for the forthcoming FA Cup game against Blackpool. The football club has again slashed prices for this game, offering, “kids for a quid” and adult tickets for just £15.00. This special price promotion follows on from the recent special price promotion for the Crystal Palace game. We would like to thank the club for this offer, and we hope that the people of Barnsley will support the club on this offer.
Copies of issue 2 of the South Yorkshire football magazine “My Favourite Shirt” are now available for sale from the club shop and Trust office. Featuring articles on Barnsley FC, Toby’s Terriers, the Trust and Sheffield FC, the magazine is well worth a look at just £2.50.

To find out more on the activities of the Supporters Trust visit our website at www.bfcst.org.uk or email [email protected] .
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