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Tamworth: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 18 Aug 2016
Posted in First Team

1) Tamworth were founded in 1933 and have played their home games at The Lamb Ground since 1934 –the ground was named after the pub which once stood there.

2) Tamworth FC were founded on the ashes of Tamworth Castle FC. The town’s people made appeals in the local newspaper for a new club to be formed shortly after Castle’s demise.

3) Tamworth have excellent cup pedigree; The Lambs won the FA Vase in 1989 and won a total of nine cups during the 60s.

4) Tamworth’s most famous player, Paul Merson, played his only game for the club against our very own Shaymen. The ex-Aston Villa and England international couldn’t prevent The Lambs losing at home 2-1.

5) Tamworth have never been a football league club and in recent years have been a perennial ‘yo-yo club’ between the National League North and the National League

6) Tamworth are the only club to use a 3G pitch in the National League North

7) Tamworth have famously reached the FA Cup third round on numerous occasions. In the mid-00s they were knocked out in the third round in consecutive years by Stoke and Norwich, while in 2012 they were knocked out by Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.

8) Since 2014 Tamworth have been managed by player-manager Andy Morrell.

9) Interestingly the first 22 years of the clubs history were without an official manager. They were simply ran by the ‘Committee’. This would come to an end when Billy Goffin took over, but the Committee would be back another two times in the 60s resulting in a total 952 games in charge of Tamworth.

10) The Shaymen and The Robins have only met 8 times in the clubs’ history. Tamworth so far are ahead 4-3 in wins with one draw.

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