Monday, 30 June 2014

Scunthorpe sign Sheffield United's Lyle Taylor


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Taylor with his new Gaffer - Russ Wilcox

This morning the Iron announced their third summer signing as they convinced Sheffield United forward Lyle Taylor to move to North Lincolnshire as oppose to north of the border, where he had been rumoured to be a target for a few clubs.

Lyle joins the Iron after spending the second half of last season on loan at Partick Thistle in the SPL. He made quite the impact there as his 7 goals helped steer the club clear of relegation at the expense of Hibs (coincidentally both these teams were rumoured to be interested in Taylor).

In 20 appearances for his parent club Sheffield United he managed to hit the back of the net twice, although it is worth noting that the majority of these appearances for the Blades were from the bench. Prior to joining ‘the other SUFC’ last summer he scored a quite amazing 29 goals in 34 league appearances for Falkirk in the Scottish first division. Signed last summer by then Blades manager David Weir he would find first team opportunities hard to come by after Weirs sacking, and Nigel Clough’s eventual appointment – This then leading to his loan spell in Scotland.

At 6ft2 he offers a bit of height to a fairly small Iron attack. One thing it is worth noting is that this signing does NOT mean we are definitely going to sell Winnall. We released 2 strikers this summer and have replaced them with one. If Winnall goes – we will bring in another, probably a Premier League youngster on loan.

Welcome to Scunthorpe Lyle – Play your heart out every game and you’ll be a hit!

Up the Iron!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Scunthorpe United announce third kit for the 2014/15 season

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Yesterday Scunthorpe United announced they will have a third kit to commemorate 20 years of the popular supporters group ‘Irish Iron’. The kit will of course be Green and will have the words ‘Irish Iron 20 years’ sitting nicely under the badge. This was great news and a deserved bit of recognition for a supporters group who tot up the miles supporting this club every season – but there was even bigger news to come.

For the past few years a large percentage of Iron fans have been petitioning for the club to leave the current 3D badge behind and return to our roots with the popular 2D badge. Along with the announcement of the new third kit there was the news that this shirt would don the old 2D badge for the season. 

The news has been met with a mixed amount of views. Most are chuffed with the new shirt and returning to the 2D badge. Some are happy about the badge but hate the green shirt. Some like neither. But at the end of the day you can’t please everyone, and this is yet more evidence that Iron Chairman Peter Swann is open ears when it comes to suggestions from a large percentage of the fan base. 

Hopefully when we move into our new stadium in the ‘near future’, it will be the 2D badge that is plastered everywhere.
News regarding the stadium has been a little quiet of recent. When the club announced yesterday morning that there would be a “big announcement in the afternoon", many jumped to the conclusion that this would be stadium news, including myself. Although it wasn’t news on the stadium at this particular time, I am told that things are still moving positively and there should be news on the subject in the next week or so.

Up the Iron!
 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Win a match worn Etienne Esajas shirt

Couldn't find one of him wearing the away kit!
COMPETITION: I have an Etienne Esajas shirt to give away. It's the away kit from this season which as you will all know is the Orange one. I don't know the shirt size just yet but I will be able to find that out tomorrow all being well, but I'd assume judging by Etienne's height that it is a Large.

I won the shirt in the Official supporters club raffle but I already have the orange shirt so I thought why not give something back to YOU lovely people on here and on my Twitter page.

FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS: All you have to do is make sure you have liked this page, this post and also shared it too. https://www.facebook.com/anyoldironblog

TWITTER FOLLOWERS: All you have to do is follow the page and RT the post. https://twitter.com/AnyOldIronBlog

I will pick a winner via a random name picker tool on Friday.

I will then post the shirt to the winners address of choice unless you live in Scunthorpe in which case I can drop it off at your house on Saturday at some point.

*If the prize isn't claimed within 24 hrs of the winner being drawn I will reselect another winner.*

"FYI In the interest of a fair result for the competition and not me just choosing a mate to win, I will video me picking the name out at random."