It is a hectic time for County and for the Trust right now with the some of the most important games in the history of Stockport County taking place over the coming weeks.
A win against Brentford in the 3rd round of the FA Cup will be a massive boost for the club and Chris Turner and this could be the financial windfall that County desperately need. If County can win this game they will receive an additional £40,000 from the FA and could face a Premiership football club in the next round. Manchester United away in the next round could earn County a massive £500,000, yes that?s right half a million pounds!! To get there we have to win this next game first.
My plea to all the people of Stockport is very simple. Please do your best to try and attend this match at Edgeley Park 3pm on January 7th 2006, every single fan counts and the more fans the merrier. Prices have been cut for this game and will make this an affordable match for everyone. Are you an ex-County fan, or just someone with a soft spot for County, are you at all interested in football, maybe even the fan of another team? Whoever you are, please make the effort to come and cheer County on to win this vital match.
Things have not been going well for the team this season and it is all the more important as many fans as possible show up and support County and do their best to try and encourage the team.
A lot of the staff at County are working really hard to try their best to bring in new sponsors and new initiatives to attract fans and sponsors back to County and members of the Trust board have been working very hard behind the scenes to try to do their bit too.
Times are tough and our backs are to the wall, can you show a bit of Dunkirk spirit to try to save our beloved County??
Now more than ever your County need you. Come and show your support for Stockport County, come and make some noise in the Cheadle End, the more noise the better. If you are a County fan going to the match can you please try and bring another fan with you? Young or old it doesn?t matter!!
Tickets are now on sale at Edgeley Park as an example for this FA Cup match: one adult and two children in the Robinsons? Stand (the Cheadle End) costs only £15 for non season ticket holders.
Merry Christmas to all the citizens of Stockport from Stockport County and the Stockport County Trust
Article by Mark Evans
Taken from the excellent Marions board