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Nuneaton: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 9 Feb 2017
Posted in First Team


After Saturday’s hard-fought 1-0 victory The Shaymen welcome Nuneaton Town to the MBi Shay for the reverse fixture.

Billy Heath’s won the first game 3-2 between these two sides on the opening day of the season with Tom Denton scoring a hat-trick on his debut for The Shaymen at Liberty Way.

  • 1)   Club Nickname – ‘The Boro’
  • 2)   In 2008 the club was liquidated, and due to a FA ruling were reformed as Nuneaton Town – suffering a two-division demotion. The club is still known as ‘The Boro’ by its supporters.
  • 3)   Former Aston Villa star Stiliyan Petrov had talks with Nuneaton Town in the summer about joining the non-league club in a player/coach role. Much like the role occupied by Marlon Harewood while at Nuneaton last season.
  • 4)   There were rumours back in April 2016 that Lee Thorn was set to sell the club to a Chinese consortium. The Nuneaton News even wrote an article on this story. So far, the story has turned out to just be another story you can add to the rumour mill.
  • 5)   Nuneaton Town currently ground share with Nuneaton Rugby Club. The stadium was initially owned and purpose built for the rugby club.
  • 6)   In July 2013, it was announced that the stadium would be known as the “Sperrin Brewery Stadium” for the 2013–14 season after a local family run business won the naming rights in a golden ticket draw. For the 2014–15 season, following the second ‘golden ticket draw’, the ground was named the JDRF James Parnell Stadium. This season the ground is known as The Coombe Abbey Arena.
  • 7)   On 7 November 2009 Nuneaton, entertained Exeter City in the FA cup, in which Exeter won 4-0. This was the first time that Liberty Way had hosted a game in the FA Cup competition proper.
  • 8)   Andy Ducros holds the Nuneaton Town transfer record, as in 2010 the forward was sold to Kidderminster Harriers for £100,000.
  • 9)   When as on the other hand, Boro’s record signing stands at £35,000. This record spans all the way back to 2000 when the club signed Marc McGregor was snapped up from Forest Green Rovers.
  • 10)On May 13th, 1937 at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders it was decided to wind up the football club despite Nuneaton Town being financially sound having sold their Manor Park ground to Nuneaton Corporation the previous December.

FC Halifax Town welcome Nuneaton Town on Saturday 11th February, with kick off scheduled for 3:00pm.

You can catch all the build-up and live match commentary on Shaymen Player HD from 2:45pm, as well as full match updates on the Shaymen Wall and our official Twitter feed @FCHTOnline.

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