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Blue Monkey

Member Since 13 Feb 2003
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Pitch inspection tomorrow morning

16 January 2016 - 07:46 PM

There will be a pitch inspection tomorrow morning at 10.30am with the verdict given by about 11.00am.

Match in London 14th February

05 January 2016 - 07:37 PM

According to the fixtures list this match kicks-off at 12 noon.


Seems a bit odd to kick-off so early for travelling fans from up North.

Optimistic for 2,000 Lions fans

12 December 2015 - 09:06 PM

All credit to the adventurous aims of our very able board-of-directors, but from other fans I've met since Thursday night, the general consensus is that whilst 'the club' are no doubt more than capable running the business side of our beloved club, 'they' are not tuned into 'local' feelings, whether they be regular 'speckies' or potential (currently dormant) new supporters. We are the people who know what goes on in the minds of other natives of this once proud and independent town of ours.

No matter what, I still take the view that once the club actually 'breaks ground' in M27, it will be then that we will see a decisive surge in the numbers through the turnstiles. Of that I AM quietly optimistic.

Change of venue Thursday night

09 December 2015 - 03:26 PM

It is announced on the club's website that the venue for Thursday night's jersey launch has been changed from SWINTON LEGION to CLIFTON CRICKET CLUB, Manchester Road (A666), Clifton.


Same time 7.30pm start.



JR's fans' pep talk on Lions TV

02 December 2015 - 02:18 PM

Have been on Lions TV watching our Chairman's pep talk for the fans.

Nice to have a club regime which is fully open with its supporters and is continuing to keep us all in the picture with all aspects of club affairs, unlike the old Soviet/KGB style approach of the former management, no names need to be mentioned.


However, as much as I am a big fan (I think we all are) of JR's positive approach, his opinion regarding the much-longed-for new home for the Lions is that he doesn't believe in the old adage of 'build it and they will come' to boost attendances.


It is my firm and unbending belief (as has always been) that as soon as building commences we will witness a gradual renaissance within the local community of real interest in our wonderful and historic club. Attendances will not double overnight of course but will grow as a sleeping giant stirs in much the same way as our old rivals over there in Oldham would if their similar dreams were also realised.