The administrators and moderators of Back Henry Street are delighted to announce that the defamation case brought against the site by Owen Oyston, Blackpool Football Club and Karl Oyston has been struck out in its entirety by the court, with full costs to be paid.



From the very beginning we sought advice from numerous legal professionals including several solicitors, legal professors and students of law, with the unanimous consensus has being in line with our own opinion, that this claim was utterly without merit and so we are obviously extremely happy with this outcome.



As always, we would like to remind members of this site, and any other site, to always consider the posts that you write before placing them online, but also, we would remind you that you should never fear posting your honest opinion and comment, or discussing known truths.



Blackpool Football Club is a proud one, steeped in footballing history, and the performance and conduct of its custodians, current or future, should rightly be held under scrutiny. So too, their behaviour toward the clubs devoted and passionate fan base.



We will also take this opportunity to state unequivocally that we will never bow under pressure to hand over the private and personal details of any of our members to any institution that demands it unless instructed to do so by a court.



We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all that have offered donations, help and support during this difficult and, at times, distressing period.



In particular we would like to thank:



Robert Evans of Roland Robinsons & Fentons solicitors for his work in getting us to this point and across the finish line.



The members of Back Henry Street, AVFTT, and many other fan portals for both Blackpool fans and those of other clubs all over the country for their donations, support and messages of goodwill.



The fans own official supporters group, Blackpool Supporters Trust for their support, not only in this case, in which they were the only supporters group to reach out to us, but for all the work they do for others in similar situations and for the club in general.



The Tangerine Knights, again for their support of both Back Henry Street, other Blackpool fans and Blackpool FC.



The incredible community of true Blackpool fans as a whole that have made a footballing fans ultimate sacrifice in no longer attending matches out of principle and in support of us and those other fans in similar circumstances.



In particular we would thank Nathan Fogg, Steven Sharpe, Tim Fielding, Jeremy Smith, Andy Grice, David Ragozzino and Stephen Reed for all their personal assistance and support.



Last but not least, to friends and family for their support and, on occasion, their tolerance when times were at their darkest.
Fantastic news. :thumbsup:



Like Jez smith. I think you should also be awarded damages for what you personally have had to go through although I understand that's not possible.
Just dropped in to say well done.
I just want to say



YEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!





Best news EVER!!

Pleased/happy/chuffed/elated for you, Steed, your site and all involved.

Nice one!! XX
congratulations!



VB day! (Victory in Blackpool) over the forces of Darkness Evil and Greed!7



I look forward to the "ufficiul club statmunt"
Fantastic news :clap::clap:
Way to go mate it was a joke of a case anyway and the court has rightly seen it that way. Their time is coming I think even the authorities are seeing now what they really are
Great stuff
Tremendous news. God knows the stress and strain this has put on you guys.
Realy pleased for you. Looks like the tide is turning, come on Belekon hit them were it hurts.
Great result! Another bloody nose for the Stains.
Brilliant news ! Well done all involved.
Fantastic. Really pleased; everyone in their right mind believed this was the right outcome, but still a relief when it happens. Well done to The Steed and everyone involved in the site.
fantastic news guys. :thumbsup:
Brilliant news, well done all



Delighted ;)
Awesome news! :thumbsup:
Fantastic news and well done for not buckling to the enormous pressure you must have been under.



Now this is over are you allowed to let us know what the posts were that were so allegedly inflammatory and who posted them?



Once again well done.



Happy Christmas Steed !!!
Steed deserves this for standing up to the Oystons and all their wealth.



Let this be a reminder though to all users whether it be on here or social media that what we write can potentially cause yourself and others harm.



Well done all involved.



Merry f***** Christmas!
Sound



Peace and love x
also it should be a reminder that there are spys everywhere, probably reading this too
That is fantastic news Paul and an utterly dignified statement. Something those parasites could learn a lesson from.



Any grounds to counter sue? The fuckers shouldn't be able to put people through so much emotional stress without cause.
Cheesyleps wrote:

That is fantastic news Paul and an utterly dignified statement. Something those parasites could learn a lesson from.



Any grounds to counter sue? The fuckers shouldn't be able to put people through so much emotional stress without cause.





Good post.



Steed's statement was excellent; not only addressing the support of the Blackpool community but also to acknowledge the potential consequences of what we say.
The Outcast wrote:

also it should be a reminder that there are spys everywhere, probably reading this too





Indeed!

And not just for Oyston.
Many congrats on a fantastic result which will serve to again rally the real supporters of Blackpool FC. Enjoy the result and the day - the least you deserve after being placed under unbearable stresses and strains over recent times.
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETT
Great news Steed. Enjoy your victory celebrations and your stress fee Christmas.

Well done pal. You've done us all proud.
wonder how much this farce has cost the stains
Ha ha ha, vermin!
It's hard to put into words what fantastic news this is.



Congratulations to Steed and everyone else involved.



I still have the date at the end of January booked off for the court date - perhaps a day of celebration is in order?
fantastic news...the tide turns...what goes around comes around Karly boy.