Fanzine support Safe Standing and become members of the Town squad
Shrewsbury Town are pleased to announce that the Blue and Amber Fanzine will join the squad this season after supporting the Safe Standing Campaign.
The fanzine has been given the number 51 shirt for the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One season and they will appear on the back of every home programme.
Dave Matthias and Glyn Price are the men behind the fanzine and they were delighted to become part of the squad.
“It was a good opportunity for the fanzine”, said Glyn.
“We’ve been around now for almost 10 years, so it was a good opportunity for us to invest in a campaign that we are behind and gave us an opportunity to do something fun in terms of having a squad number. I think when we started the fanzine we wouldn’t have expected that to happen.”
The Blue and Amber Fanzine has always wanted to invest in a campaign to support the club and both Dave and Glyn felt this was the perfect opportunity.
“It’s something that will directly affect the fans”, Dave said.
“We’ve done stuff over the years like the Blue and Amber days to help with the matchday experience and this is another example of that.
Glyn continued: “I’m very proud that the Football Club will be the first club to do this in England”
“I think for us, as a small club, to be at the forefront of this and leading it makes me incredibly proud and I can’t wait to see it get built when we eventually reach the target.”
With over 50 years experience of supporting Town between them, Dave and Glyn believe they have what it takes to settle into Paul Hurst’s squad.
“We’ve both had cruciate knee injuries, so we might have lost a bit of the pace we had”, joked Glyn.
“But, I have once scored on the Gay Meadow pitch past Ian Whitfield who was in goal at the time and I will never let him live that down.”
Matthias added: “I like to think I will be a positive influence around the dressing to be honest.”
They are now looking forward to being members of the squad for the 2017/18 season and they believe the future looks bright at Shrewsbury Town.
“The team are playing absolutely brilliantly”, said Glyn.
“We’ve been talking about bringing out a new fanzine later this year and it will be something that is extremely positive because there’s so many good things to talk about.”
Dave added: “I did have quite a lot of interest from other clubs, but looking at Shrewsbury’s start to the season really sealed it for me because we all want to be part of the Paul Hurst revolution.”