Posts Tagged "Accrington Stanley"

Accrington & The Tax Man

By on Jun 1, 2009 in English League Football, Finance | 4 comments

The news that Accrington Stanley have been issued with a winding up order should come as no great surprise to those that watch lower league football that closely. As the cold wind of economic reality blows through the lower divisions, Accrington were always going to be amongst the favourites to struggle to keep their heads above water. With crowds having fallen by...

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Accrington, Bury & The Spectre Of Match-Fixing

By on Apr 7, 2009 in English League Football | 2 comments

Sometimes, what happens in football matches seems so bizarre that one can only assume that either a higher force or the sleight of hand of match-fixing has been involved. How did both Liverpool and Manchester United score last minute winning goals on the same weekend? The truth, of course, is that they both simply wore down their opposition. There were no dark arts...

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Accrington Stanley & Ground Grading

By on Feb 4, 2009 in English League Football, Non-League | 4 comments

One of the more welcome surprises of the last ten years or so was the return to the Football League of Accrington Stanley. The original club bearing that name famously resigned from the league in 1962 and, in doing so, became one of those great rarities – a Football League club that doesn’t even complete the season. A new club was founded in 1968 bearing...

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Who Are They?

By on Jul 25, 2006 in English League Football | 0 comments

Was there ever a more ridiculous advert than the Milk Council’s “Accrington Stanley” one of the mid-1980s? “Accrington Stanley?”, bellowed a dreadful little Scouse kid, apparently spurred on By Ian Rush, “Who are they?”. “Exactly!”, spat his equally obnoxious little friend. I know that it was all just a joke,...

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