Willy Wonka, Lord Kitchener and Wayne Rooney want YOU! That’s the message from Golcar United.
The Weavers have gone social media crazy as they promote their biggest game of the season – the NCEL League Cup semi-final against Huddersfield neighbours Emley AFC at the Skye Direct Stadium on Friday April 21 (7.45).
Golcar would love a club record crowd beating the 1,200 attendance for last season’s game against Bury.
So club secretary Ben Senior – alias Willy Wonka – has set about promoting the HD postcode derby clash with some seriously funny social media posts.
Ben can be seen waving a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style golden ticket while club chairman Peter Gledhill turns all Lord Kitchener to recruit fans to the Golcar army.
Golcar fan Tim Bailey, who bears more than a passing resemblance to former England star Wayne Rooney, also appears.
Apparently, ‘Wayne’ missed the deadline to sign for Golcar and play in the game – but he was quick to snap up his tickets and will be in the stands. Allegedly.
Another fan, John Sykes, adds some mock menace in Wealdstone Raider-style saying: “Want some tickets? I’ll give ‘em to you!”
Ian, another Golcar stalwart, appears in another post surrounded by some bunny girls urging supporters with nowt better to do on a Friday night to get themselves down to the Skye Direct Stadium.
Even TV chef Delia Smith pops up on the Twitter feed with her infamous “Let’s be havin’ you” rant at Norwich City fans.
On the upcoming fixture, Ben Senior said: “The game is massive for the club and local non-league football in Huddersfield.
“For us to reach the league Cup semi-finals in our first season at Step 5 is an absolutely fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work managers Gav and Ash Connor have put in to build and mould the squad.
“The players have been brilliant this year and this cup game is another chance for them to extend what has been a fantastic season on the field by playing in a cup final.
“Emley are a fantastic side though and we know we will be in for a very, very tough game.
Golcar fans John Sykes and Tim Bailey with (right) club secretary Ben Senior. Images by: SEAN DOYLE
“Off the field the progress we have made as a club since we started our non-league journey is something we as a committee and our hardworking volunteers are extremely proud of and this game also helps us showcase that progress to the local community.
“With the game being on a Friday night under the lights we are hoping for a bumper crowd and if possible to eclipse the crowd we had at the Bury game and hopefully some of the spectators will come back next season if they enjoy it.
“We’ve had a bit of fun with our social media to try and get some interest from further afield and so far, even though I’ve been the butt of the joke on one of the posters, they have been well received.”
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