On June 11, the Barry Town Supporters Committee printed off a petition containing 1,100 signatures, in favour of them fielding a Barry side at Welsh League Division One level again next season.
The original target had been 100 – the extra thousand demonstrating beyond any doubt the strength of public feeling on the matter.
In the hours since then, people across the Welsh football community and beyond have continued to pledge support in their droves.
Here are some of the further signatories, whose views deserve to be heard.
This list starts at signee 1,101. For the full petition, visit http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/justice-for-barry-town-united/
Name: Julie Herniman on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Joshua Bray on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Kim Iannucci on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Bev Mackintosh on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Catrin Howkins on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Colin Whitear on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Jørgen Tjærnås on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Will Burgess on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Ian Sinclair on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Supported the Town for a number of years since the Southern League
era. It would be a sad time if Barry lost its team and history.
Name: Lewis Union on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Backing this all the way!
Name: Dale Raven on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Ben on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Good luck, from a Pompey fan. It’s fans of clubs like our’s that keep football going. All the best to you. Play up Barry!
Name: Kevin Maye on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: More power to the fans. They are the life blood of football.
Name: Dan Nash on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Marcus Annandale on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Barry town needs a football team and a presence in the Welsh league
Name: Corinne Williams on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Michael Hawcock on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Claire O’ Sullivan on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: This is a disgrace and the faw should act NOW!!
Name: Seb Reilly on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Had to sign this for 3 reasons. 1. No football fan should ever be put through this. 2. I’m a Pompey fan and have seen it all before. 3. My late father played for Barry and was a club close to his heart.
Name: Canton Rangers FC on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Hugh Gillespie on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Dave Cooper on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Good luck to a famous Welsh club.
Name: Scott Pride on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Paul Jones on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Tom Williams on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Hope you get what you deserve!!
Name: Luke Evans on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Welsh football giants need justice at last
Name: Marc Harry on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Please don’t punish supporters for the club having poor, selfish owners!
Name: Oliver Kannenberg on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Maria Coole on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: good luck with the cause. Justice and league football for Barry!
Name: Lee Idzi on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: keep history in football without history there is no game!
Name: David Hughes on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Barry Tavener on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: supporting this all the way and being called Barry is another reason.
Name: Joe Kennedy on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Denise Heard on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Matthew Jeffery on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Guy Widdowson on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Brendon Bone on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Barry Town fans at the hands of Lovering have seen their club decimated! give them their club back!
Name: Robert Grapes on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Elin Jenkins on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Steven Hall on Jun 11, 2013
Name: David Stroud on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Matt Prosser on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Amanda Davey on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Kristian Johanson on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Jens Blanck on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Suzanne D’Auria on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: as the wife of an ex player I fully support this petition.
Name: Barra O Brien on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Hopefully the football league will make the right decision on this, the club has been let down by the non enforcement of responsible ownership
Name: Keith Pulham on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: need to keep these small clubs going for young players coming through and also the local community
Name: Lee Barrow on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Barry Town should play in the Welsh League
Name: Chris Chappell on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: The bizarre decision taken by Barry Town’s owner should not be allowed to damage the position of the senior football club in Barry, whatever name this entity plays under. It’s not as if this is a giant being parachuted into a big league like the Man City women’s team or Rangers being dropped into the English Championship – Barry were already playing in this league! Please see sense.
Name: Raymond Solomon on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Lee Serjent on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Good Luck, from a Portsmouth supporter
Name: Michael Nettleton on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Chris McGinty on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Mark Hollis on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Come on FAW – justice needs to be done here – Division One for Barry
Name: Stefeni Winslade on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: A Pompey fan right behind your bid
Name: Neal Spencer on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: do the right thing
Name: Jim Newman on Jun 11, 2013
Name: SiO on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: What’s right is right – Football is by the people, for the people…. Don’t let rigid bureaucracy stand in the way of the right decision
Name: Stephen Roberts on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Hope to see you next season in Division 1.
Name: Mark Adams on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Power to the fans PUP
Name: Martin Sloan on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Come on FAW, please see sense and allow Barry Town United AFC into Division 1. Don’t punish them for the actions of an unscrupulous and uncaring former owner. Power to the people of Barry.
Name: Phillip Ellis on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: good luck
Name: Tom Billing on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: this football club has to continue. great fans, management, players, ground and too much history to be spoilt by one
Name: James Tite on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Jamie Herbert on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Arnold Herbert on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Keith Williams on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: A club with such amazing history being treated they way they have is terrible
Name: Richard Nash on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Wyn Walters on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Ross Withers on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Helping another club in need. As a Portsmouth fan, we know what it is like to be screwed over by owners! Football for the Fans please!!
Name: Myles Case on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Cheryl Ockerby on Jun 11, 2013
Name: John Lawton on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: good luck
Name: G.Ripley on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Harry Driscoll on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Vince Driscoll on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Robbie Walters on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: do what’s right keep Barry in div 1
Name: Mark Fletcher on Jun 11, 2013
Name: DAVE HAWLEY on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Brendan Cropley on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Maria Cropley on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Richard Eyley on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Alison Palmer on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Alan Sinclair on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Please do not let the actions of one avaricious owner deprive a whole town of its football club.
Name: Arthur Salisbury on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Dennis Wareing on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: Application of this ruling could seriously damage the club. I urge the F.A. to do the right thing & sanction the clubs wishes
Name: Gwilym Parry on Jun 11, 2013
Comments: As a Welsh football journalist for news website Golwg 360 I firmly believe our top division will not thrive (particularly from a crowd numbers perspective) until we have the best clubs playing in it. The sooner the better Barry are back in the top flight and this will happen sooner if they are placed where they belong for next season, in the Welsh League Division 1.
Name: Whiteeeeey on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Paul Checkley on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Elliot Hadley on Jun 11, 2013
Name: Keith Davison on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: justice for barry
Name: Graham Blunt on Jun 12, 2013
Name: Dave Nicholls on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: Good luck Barry.
Name: PompeyPanther on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: Fully behind BTU AFC in their righteous bid to re-enter the League. Terrible what so-called “owners” are allowed to get away with in football. Supporters Trust is the way forward. Do the right thing!!
Name: Lee Galsworthy on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: I’m 100% behind this. Barry has been a long established name in Welsh football and it is a crime against football what has happened to them!
Name: David Mutchell on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: absolute joke of a situation and shouldn’t be allowed
Name: Gavin Hannaford on Jun 12, 2013
Name: David Gabriel on Jun 12, 2013
Name: Colin Pitcher on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: Good luck from a Pompey supporter.
Name: Lee Evans on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: The decision to put this club in WLD1 will benefit not only the club but the WPL and FAW but will keep welsh football on a high – don’t ruin it FAW
Name: Owen Rook on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: Barry Town United AFC deserves every chance to continue.
Name: Steve Cope on Jun 12, 2013
Name: Louis Ross on Jun 12, 2013
Name: Josh Bradley on Jun 12, 2013
Name: Kevin Rye on Jun 12, 2013
Name: Nigel Sutton on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: Common sense MUST prevail
Name: Reece Emmitt on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: Barry were removed from Div 1 by someone who simply should not have had the right to do that. If the FAW are to be arbiters of fair play, they need to restore Barry to where they belong
Name: Richard King on Jun 12, 2013
Comments: This is essential for the integrity of Welsh Football.