Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
1999. Coleman had a long career in the non-leagues as a striker, scoring over 500 goals, while also representing England as a semi-professional. Coleman cut his teeth in management as player-manager at Ashton United between 1997-99 before he was approached to become manager of Accrington Stanley for the start of the 1999-2000 season, with Stanley having just suffered relegation back to the Northern Premier League Division One. Coleman has managed Stanley to promotion three times - in 1999-00 from the Northern Premier League Division One, in 2002-03 from the Norther Premier League and in 2005-06 from the Conference National. Since their promotion into the Football League, Stanley finished 20th in 2006-07, 17th in 2007-08 and 16th in 2008-09.
Coleman is the club's longest serving manager.
Nottingham Forest. Stanley beat former European Cup winners Nottingham Forest 1-0 in August 2006 in their very first appearance in the League Cup. Stanley were then drawn against Premier League side Watford for the second round, and almost caused another upset as they held the side to a 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road, but were robbed of another fairy tale result as they lost 6-5 on penalties.
|In all their years in non-league football until promotion to the Football League in 2006, what was Stanley's best performance in the FA Trophy?||Accrington Stanley! Who Are They?
Round Three. Since their revival, Stanley have had not much luck or desire to perform well in Cup competitions. Their best performance in the FA Trophy was making the third round. They made the Third Round for the first time in 1998-99, where they were beaten by Ashton United. In 2000-01, they were beaten by Emley at the same stage, while in 2003-04, they entered and exited at the third round stage losing to Burton Albion, with the same happening in 2004-05 against Hereford United, this time in a replay. They then lost again in the third round in 2005-06 to Worksop Town in another replay. From 1972 to their promotion from the Conference in 2006, Accrington failed to make the first round proper 22 times.
1968. Rising from the ashes of the old Stanley, a meeting at Bold Street Working Men's Club in 1968, saw the revival of Accrington Stanley Football Club. There was no link to the club that folded in 1966.
Attempts to play games at the old Peel Park were unsuccessful, as the ground was purchased by a contractor before being sold back to the local council, so the new club purchased the Crown Ground, where Stanley have played ever since. The old ground at Peel park was unused at the itme, and was still derelict decades later, when Stanley won promotion to the Fottbal League in 2006.
Jimmy Hinksman was hired in 1968 as the manager of the new Accrington Stanley and was given the unenviable task of rebuilding a playing squad. In 1970, Stanley successfully applied for re-admittance to the Lancashire Cominbation.
|Accrington's final season in the Football League was in 1961-62 in the old Fourth Division. The club had numerous financial difficulties and eventually became only the second team to resign from the League in mid-season. Although all results have since been expunged, their last result was a 4-0 away defeat to Crewe on which date?||Accrington Stanley! Who Are They?
2nd March 1962. By 1960, Accrington was struggling badly. They had numerous financial difficulties regarding payments to players, staff, and the Government.
While the team had problems off the field, their on-field performances had been encouraging until the start of the 1958-59 season, with Stanley finishing in the top three between 1954-55 and 1957-58.
In February 1962, the chairman of Accrington Stanley resigned, revealing that the club owed money to creditors, the Inland Revenue and also other clubs in transfer fees. In March, after the defeat to Crewe, further debts were enough for the acting directors to send a letter of resignation to the Football League, which was accepted on March 11th, despite no winding up order coming from any creditors. The club dropped back to the Lancashire Combination and struggled on as Accrington F.C before finally resigning from that league in 1965-66 and folding.
The first tgeam to resign from the Football League mid-season was Wigan Borough, who resigned from Division Three (North) on 26th October 1931.
0. Accrington Stanley never managed to win the Division Three (North) and subsequent promotion into Division Two. However, Stanley did finish as runners-up twice, in 1954-55 and 1957-58. More often than not, Stanley struggled and finished bottom of 3 times: in 1937-38, 1938-39, and 1952-53. The League pyramid was reorganised into Four Divisions before the 1958-59 season, with Accrington placed in Division Three, but they only lasted two seasons before being relegated to Division Four at the end of the 1959-60 season.
|Accrington Stanley joined the Lancashire Combination in 1900. From 1900 to the outbreak of WWI, how many times did they win the League?||Accrington Stanley! Who Are They?
2. Accrington were one of the strongest sides in the combination, winning the title twice in 1902-03 and 1905-06, along with two runner-up spots in 1903-04 and 1912-13. Only twice did they finish outside the top half of the table, battling sides such as Rochdale, Oldham Athletic, Stockport County, and reserve sides from Football League clubs such as Liverpool, Everton, and fierce local rivals Blackburn Rovers.
Stanley Villa. A club, simply named Accrington FC, was formed in 1876 and was one of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888. But the club was dissolved in 1893 due to financial problems. Stanley Villa chose this name as they met at Stanley Working Men's Club, aka the Stanley Arms, in Stanley Street). They changed their name to Accrington Stanley in 1893.