A huge thank you to everyone who took part in SAK in 2018/19 - a very important and fun fund-raising initiative for the club.
We turn our attention now to constructing the 50-strong cast list for 2019/20!
I have e mailed all current SAK players and three or four additional potential syndicates who have declared an interest in joining in the fun next season. I have already heard back from many of you. Thank you for your continued support.
If you haven’t already done so, please could you let me know ASAP what your plans are for next season so that we can plan nice and early. Also a shout out to any new players for 2019/20 to contact me if they want to be a part of the madness
My e mail address is email@example.com
Thank you for the terrific response received to date to renew/join in the SAK fun next season.
My apologies if you have already replied to me indicating whether you are in or out for the upcoming campaign - there have been rather a lot of e mails flying around on all sorts of subjects recently so sorry if I have missed it!
However; there’s lots to do during the close season and I am trying to get super organised and really want to finalise the cast list for SAK 2019/20 before the end of the month. So; if you have yet to reply/decide, I would be most grateful if you could let me know by e mail in the next week or so what your plans are for next season.
The 2019/20 Strikers are Key campaign starts with a bang (or should that be a bellow?) this Saturday after the match v Chorley with a DOUBLE DRAW.
We start the season with a gentle £200 up for grabs in respect of the match v Barnet, which will swell to a minimum of £400 (if not won first time round) in draw 2 in respect of the Chorley match.
Remember that £200 is put in the safe for every home League match and £50 gets added for every goal scored by the nominated strikers ( home and away League goals) . This season goals scored by Messrs Jarvis, Bugiel, Wright, Kearney, Bolarinwa and Ajiboye all count PLUS of course those notched by the legend that is Craig Dundas....but not Harry B I’m afraid!!
Those syndicate leaders who have yet to collect their membership card - please find me on Saturday!
The 2019/20 Strikers are Key season started in characteristically chaotic fashion with a remarkable double success for “man v safe” after Saturday’s 2-2 comeback draw v Chorley.
Featuring strongly in the evening’s events were Harry Beautyman and Jamie Collins, who brought their excellent on-pitch form in the first week of the new National League campaign to the SAK stage too!
Ball 24, owned by Malcolm Boyle, was the first out of the purple velvet bag in respect of the match v Barnet on Tuesday. In Malcolm’s absence, Captain JC stepped forward and proceeded to open the safe on his behalf winning him £200 along the way!
Then, in the second draw of the day, Phil White’s ball 11 was the next to appear. Phil delegated the responsibility to Harry Beautyman to attempt to open the safe and he also duly displayed the Midas touch by choosing the right key on Phil’s behalf winning him £250, the coffers having been swelled by £50 courtesy of Aaron Jarvis’ strike earlier in the day.
Quite a day!
Onwards to 24th we go and the third draw of the season after the match v Dover Athletic. See you then.
The third Strikers are Key draw of the season took place in the lovely cool environs of the beautifully air-conditioned MBA Lounge after yesterday’s match v Dover Athletic.
SAK history was made as ball 34 made its first-ever appearance out of the purple velvet bag; the ball owned by Phil Letts and long-distance U’s fan,Anthony Russell, who follows the team’s fortunes from Canada.
Sadly Bobby Childs was unable to choose the right key for them in their absence and the two chaps had to make do with the £50 consolation prize.
It all means a minimum of £450 will be up for grabs at next Saturday’s draw after the match v Maidenhead United.
Ball 15, owned by the syndicate “Shameless”, comprising Graeme Anticevich, Ray Gibbons and Terry Gould, was the latest one out of the SAK purple velvet bag as the fourth draw of the season took place after the match v Maidenhead United.
Unfortunately, Graeme was unable to pick the key which would have opened the safe and the three guys had to make do with the £50 consolation prize.
It all means a minimum of £650 is up for grabs at next Saturday’s draw which will be made after the game v Notts County.
£650 found its way into the Strikers are Key safe for the fifth SAK draw of the season which was made after the match v Notts County, following two consective unsuccessful attempts at relieving it of its contents in the previous two weeks.
Ball 21 appeared out of the purple velvet bag, belonging to “ Hooked on U’s”, owned by Julian Rozario.
Sadly, Julian was unable to make it “third time lucky” as he too couldn’t pick out the correct key thereby having to make do with the £50 consolation prize.
It all means that a minimum of £850 will be up for grabs at the next draw - to be made after the match v Chesterfield in two weeks’ time.
The sixth Strikers are Key draw of the season took place in a jubilant Players’ Bar following the terrific 4-0 win against Chesterfield.
Goals by Aaron Jarvis and Tommy Wright boosted the safe’s contents to £1,000 and it was the turn of the owners of ball 18, the syndicate “The Mulligans”, comprising Mark Hamill, Paul Lamkin and Sean Donnelly, to see if they could choose the right key and relieve the SAK safe of its booty.
Sadly for them, the safe is proving a tough nut to crack of late and for the fourth game in a row, the quest proved unsuccessful and the three guys had to make do with the £50 consolation prize.
It all means we have a minimum of £1200 up for grabs in the next (double) draw which will take place in two weeks’ time after the match v Stockport County.
It was “double Strikers are Key” draw time in the Players’ Bar after the U’s first-ever match v Stockport County.
Draw 7 of the season ( in respect of the match v Dagenham) saw ball 31 emerge from the purple velvet bag owned by “ The Oddbods”, comprising Graham, Daphne, Simon and Lyn Baker and Judith Tonge. Sadly Graham was unable to choose the right key and his syndicate had to make do with the £50 consolation prize.
The same fate then befell the owners of ball 25 which was next out, owned by “The Management Team”; Matt Gray, Jason Goodliffe, Clive Baxter, Micky Stephens and Bobby Childs. They too had to be content with just £50 as their quest to unlock the safe also proved to be in vain.
That’s six draws in a row now in which the safe has proved impregnable and means a minimum of £1600 will be up for grabs in Draw 9 which will be made after the match v Ebbsfleet United on 26th Oct.
After six consecutive unsuccessful attempts to relieve the SAK safe of its ever-growing bounty, the owners of ball 14 “ One and Four”, enjoyed a red letter day in draw nine of the season made after the match v Ebbsfleet. Syndicate members John Lowe, Norman Summerfield, Peter Bromige, Mike Harding, David and John Parker walked away with £1700 as, finally, the right key was selected and the safe was relieved of its substantial contents. Congratulations to them. There will be a smile on the faces of the “Tuesday crew” this week for sure!
Onwards we go to next time - a double draw to be made after the match v Bromley on 23rd Nov.
georgieboy: Brilliant result especially after travelling up on day. Well done all.
Jan 6, 2018 22:11:33 GMT
moatsider29: is the match tonight on media?
Feb 27, 2018 20:10:47 GMT
dos: Alright pal buzzing about Sutton need to up the atmosphere
Mar 25, 2018 4:11:24 GMT
davef: 28th April v Aldershot Town: TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE DAY. Season tickets are valid but if you need to buy a match ticket it MUST be purchased in advance.
Apr 12, 2018 9:07:23 GMT
tangerinedub: I live close to bohemians ground in Dublin and am a Blackpool supporter (used to live there) and Bohs are my Irish team.
Sept 12, 2018 14:41:42 GMT
tangerinedub: I can give you any info you want if travelling, pubs, food etc just let me know.
Sept 12, 2018 14:42:57 GMT
tangerinedub: hope you guys enjoy your trip to Dublin.
Oct 2, 2018 14:41:34 GMT
merchandiser: You guys make me laugh, have you been to many away grounds, I don't think so. When we travelled up north for most of the trophy rounds last season, you would not believe, it was like going back to the seventies.
Dec 13, 2018 17:28:58 GMT
scorpioeyes: It's time to scrap play-offs,they are ridiculous.
Apr 29, 2019 20:55:21 GMT
Stewart: The NL season starts on 3rd August The fixtures are due to be released on 3rd July.
May 21, 2019 13:01:32 GMT
scorpioeyes: I predicted a relegation struggle with a totally inexperienced manager. Hope I am wrong, but it doesn't look like it. MG is out of his depth,that's obvious.
Sept 3, 2019 22:59:54 GMT
ggl: So are we now saying we have a manager who is not in favour of bringing in loan players and if the board decided to part company with him they cannot afford to do so ?
Oct 23, 2019 8:21:42 GMT
historyboy: So sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Clack. I Remember him well.
Oct 24, 2019 17:13:12 GMT
historyboy: Sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Cack, I remember him well. I think that the said photograph publishsed by the club, of him sitting next to Dave Hermitage, isn't him at all; I think the picture shows Micky Goodall. Compare other pictures of both.
Oct 24, 2019 17:27:34 GMT