Independent Saddlers Supporters Association
These are worrying times for everybody, with the spread of the Coronavirus. It has begun to take over every aspect of our lives, these are unprecedented times, no one really knows when it will end, or the long lasting affects it will leave.
I am sure everyone is missing the football on a Saturday afternoon already, these are worrying times for football clubs outside of the Premier League, who rely on the constant cash flow gate receipts bring. Leigh Pomlett has already stated these are troubling times at our football club and could soon become an emergency situation.
Chairmen of ISSA, Dave (Olly) Beckett has been in contact with Walsall Football Club to arrange a meeting for himself and Vice Chairmen Steve Shaw to meet with Leigh Pomlett, Dan Mole and Steph Gamble to put forward some ideas on how we can help at this challenging time. The meeting should take place some time early next week. This is subject to change, with advice from the Government regarding the coronavirus changing on a daily basis.
We have several ideas which could help the club now, and moving forwards. One of which would see a possible revenue stream coming in to the club at this worrying time and that every single supporter can be involved in. We wish to work alongside the club and do everything we possibly can to help. We will report back to you as soon as the said meeting has taken place.
On a final note, it is worth mentioning, as much as we love football and our football club, football is of little importance compared to peoples health. Life is precious. From everyone at ISSA we hope you all stay safe and well. Look after yourselves, and each other.
Mark Cassell – Secretary