Iron-Bru.co.uk is firmly established as the No.1 independent Scunthorpe United site on the internet. We are in a position where our stories, and posts by fans on our messageboard influence the news agenda and are read by important people at the club.
This site was launched on January 1 2000, as a bid to fill the void left by the sad departure ofScunthorpeFC.com (formerly Iron Net). Within months we had our first revamp, and launched a paper fanzine. A small amount of money was donated to SUFC as a result of this, but we only produced three issues due to time and financial constraints.
We decided to concentrate on the website instead, and secured sponsorship from Total Football magazine. After Future Publishing closed the magazine we joined the FootyMAD network, in the autumn of 2001, to keep costs low and focus on the quality of the site.
Even though we carry adverts, Iron-Bru.com is not run a commercial site. It is run solely by volunteers. We have previously sponsored shirts at SUFC, and have contributed money to the Official Supporters Club, Irish Iron, Iron Union and Iron Trust.
On joining the FootyMAD network, which is now part of the Digital Sports Group, the site went from strength to strength. Many of our volunteers have gone on to work for several high-profile media organisations – Luke Thornhill at the Press Association and The National, Patrick Hill at the Cumberland News and Press Association and Chris Mumby who went on to become Scunthorpe United’s media manager.
At the end of December 2007, Iron-Bru.com merged with Claret-bluearmy.co.uk, another unofficial site which was founded by Matt Blanchard, creating the strongest team yet behind the site.
Luke handed over editorial reigns to Matt in January 2013 and after a problematic year on the FootyMad network, Iron-Bru.co.uk set up independently with the gratefully received financial backing from generous readers in December 2013.
In 2014, Iron Bru was named as a finalist for Best Forum at the Football Blogging Awards.
Matt Blanchard was a guest summariser for BBC Radio Humberside for commentary on the Scunthorpe United game at Port Vale in August 2016, whilst long time contributor Max Bell has commentated and guest presented the Sports Talk programme on the station on many occasions.
With thanks to our regular contributors
Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.
Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.
Aspiring journalist and Scunthorpe United fan studying at the London South Bank University.
Scunthorpe United Fan and match summariser for BBC Radio Humberside.
Write about sports betting and racing for Press Association. Former Sports Editor of the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
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Supporter of the mighty Iron since 1988, season ticket holder on the DRE, go to all away games. Collector of memorabilia especially shirts, programmes and badges.
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