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Nuneaton: 10 Things

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 4 Apr 2014
Posted in First Team
1. The name Nuneaton comes from a 12th century nunnery, before this it was simply a settlement known as “Etone” which translates to water-town. The first recorded use of the town’s modern name was in 1247, where a document read it as ‘Nonne Eton’.
2. In 2000, Nuneaton was a national finalist in the Britain in Bloom competition.
3. Nuneaton is twinned with Roanne, France. Guadalajara, Spain and Cottbus, Germany.
4. Former Halifax Town striker and current Chester FC manager Steve Burr was once boss at Nuneaton Borough before they were relegated from the Football Conference at the end of the 02/03 season.
5. Nuneaton is the largest town in the county of Warwickshire.
6. Nuneaton also boasts the largest carnival in Warwickshire.
7. The record attendance for the football club’s former Manor Park ground saw 22,114 people pack into the 6,000 capacity stadium. The record attendance for their current Liberty Way stadium was 3,480, when they played Luton Town on 22nd February this year.
8. Five players have scored over 100 gaols for the club including John “Goal Buster” Jones, Paul Culpin, Martyn Twigger, Tony Cutlee and Tony Jacques.
9. The club’s record sale was Andy Ducros, who was sold to Kidderminster Harriers for around £100,000 in July 2000.
10. Nuneaton managed to hold then Premier League side Middlesborough to a draw at Manor Park thanks to a 90th minute penalty, Middlebrough were almost 100 places above the Nuns at the time the game was played.

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