Great Football League Teams 18: Stockport County 1996-7

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Great Teams | 2 Comments

Stockport County are today in a dark place; facing relegation from the Football League for the first time in over a century and with the whole future of the club potentially in doubt. Here, guest poster Mozzer takes some time off his usual hobby of berating linesmen and opposition supporters (paritcularly if they might once have been Thatcherite sympathisers) alike to recall happier times.

For many County fans the 1996/7 …

The Thursday Preview: Dagenham & Redbridge Vs Bournemouth

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | One Comment
Saturday afternoon’s encounter at Victoria Road sees the meeting of two of last season’s biggest achievers: both Dagenham & Redbridge and Bournemouth defied circumstance in their own particular ways to achieve promotion from the Football League’s basement, earning richly deserved plaudits along the way. Bournemouth’s on-pitch success against a backdrop of turmoil off-pitch has been well documented; Dagenham’s rise to the third tier despite being one of the League’s

County in Crisis

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Sometimes it’s not nice to be proved correct, especially when your predictions are of the glass half-empty variety. Back in July, when my club, Stockport County, appointed Paul Simpson, I feared that he would turn out to be nothing more than the ‘proverbial sacrificial lamb’. Less than six months on, Simpson has been unceremoniously sacked, despite being on course to achieve his target for the season – namely, to …

The Monday Profile: Jimmy Ryan

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in The Monday Profile | No Comments

Now we have passed the 15-game mark in all three Football League divisions, the league tables are starting to settle down and supporters of all clubs are starting to get a feel for how their division is likely to pan out. Discussions have taken place on a good many forums on which teams have surprised, which have underwhelmed and, of course, how our own chosen one compares to the opposition.

The Monday Profile: Adam Rundle

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in The Monday Profile | One Comment

The 26th of May 2008 is a day I remember precious little of. A shame, because the day marks the first – and perhaps only – time that I saw my beloved Stockport County win at Wembley, beating Rochdale 3-2 in the League 2 Playoff Final. As so often with these momentous occasions, however, it is all something of a blur, two years on. Well, almost all of a blur,