In the build up to Saturday’s home game against Stockport County, here’s ten things you should know about our opponents:
Having spent 110 years in the Football League, Stockport were relegated to non-league for the first time in 2011. They are the longest surviving Football League team to drop out of the league.
County’s Edgeley Park was originally built for rugby in 1901.
They are nicknamed the Hatters, in homage to Stockport’s former hat making industry.
Famous fans include Darts player Tony O’Shea, former UK Eurovision hopeful Daz Sampson, and Charlie Salt of local indie band Blossoms
In 2006-07, County won a record nine consecutive games, without conceding a single goal.
Now here’s one Town fans won’t like, but Stockport’s record win came against the Shaymen in 1934 Football League record 13-0.
Former Manchester City midfielders and German international Dietmar Hamann managed the club for games in 2011, but resigned after poor results.
In 1997, County, playing in the third tier, reached the semi final of the League Cup by beating three Premiership sides – Blackburn, Southampton and West Ham – before losing to Middlesbrough.
Striker Kayode Odejayi scored one of Barnsley’s most famous goals – the only goal in a 1-0 FA Cup Quarter Final win against Chelsea.
County recorded their highest ever and lowest ever attendances within just five years of each other – 10’273 saw the visit of Leeds to Edgeley Park in 2008, but only 812 saw their game against Barrow in 2013.
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