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Accrington Stanley

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One of the most famous names in football, thanks to a nationwide milk advertisement that also helped resurrect the name after its disappearance from The Football League in 1962.

A steady and determined recovery can be seen from the club’s progress through the non-league competitions. It is impressive that there were hardly any backward turns,  just one seasons relegation in 1999, which was a mere blip in a campaign of steady improvement as ‘The Reds’ adopted a successful attitude to each level in turn. 

The club’s ambition was a return to The Football League and after the non-league re-organization in 2004, Accrington, having qualified for The Conference, were in place to compete in The Conference Premier.

After two seasons, the club achieved their aim and returned to The Football League as Conference Champions with all the good wishes of true football people who had admired the club’s recovery. Loyal support off the field and inspirational football management from the long serving John Coleman, ensured there was a happy ending to this football fairy story.


Club Factfile

Store First Stadium, Livingstone Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5BX
0871 434 1968
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From the M65 Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right. Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road. From M66 At the end of the M66 follow the A56 until you come to the Rising Bridge roundabout. Take the first turning, the A680 towards Accrington for around 3 miles. After passing the police and fire stations on the left follow the ring road dual carriageway around the town centre, through the pelican crossing and three sets of traffic lights. At the fourth set of lights, opposite the Castle pub, turn right to rejoin the A680. Follow this road up the hill for approximately 1 mile, Livingstone Road is approx 400 yards past Accrington Victoria Hospital on the right.
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Football Conference 2005-06

Club History

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Accrington S1977-1978Cheshire County Division TwoDavid Baron
1978-1979Cheshire County Division Two5thDavid Baron
1979-1980Cheshire County Division Two2ndDavid Baron
 1980-1981Cheshire County Division Two1stDavid Baron
1981-1982Cheshire County Division One13thDavid Baron
1982-1983North West Counties Division One10thD.Cook
1983-1984North West Counties Division One7thD.Cook
1984-1985North West Counties Division One15thGerry Keegan
1985-1986North West Counties Division One11thGerry Keegan
1986-1987North West Counties Division One2ndG.Pierce
1987-1988Northern Premier League Division Two4thG.Pierce
1988-1989Northern Premier League Division Two6thG.Pierce
1989-1990Northern Premier League Division One3rdPhil Staley
1990-1991Northern Premier League Division One4thPhil Staley
1991-1992Northern Premier League Premier Division8thPhil Staley
1992-1993Northern Premier League Premier Division6thPhil Staley
1993-1994Northern Premier League Premier Division16thPhil Staley
1994-1995Northern Premier League Premier Division15thEric Whalley
1995-1996Northern Premier League Premier Division7thStan Allen
1996-1997Northern Premier League Premier Division11thStan Allen
1997-1998Northern Premier League Premier Division20thTony Greenwood
1998-1999Northern Premier League Premier Division22ndBill Rodaway
 1999-2000Northern Premier League Division One1stJohn Coleman
2000-2001Northern Premier League Premier Division9thJohn Coleman
2001-2002Northern Premier League Premier Division6thJohn Coleman
 2002-2003Northern Premier League Premier Division1stJohn Coleman
2003-2004The Conference10thJohn Coleman
2004-2005The Conference Premier Division10thJohn Coleman
2005-2006The Conference Premier Division1stJohn Coleman
2006-2007Football League Division Two20thJohn Coleman
2007-2008Football League Division Two17thJohn Coleman
2008-2009Football League Division Two16thJohn Coleman
2009-2010Football League Division Two15thJohn Coleman
2010-2011Football League Division Two5thJohn Coleman
2011-2012Football League Division Two14thJohn Coleman
2012-2013Football League Division Two18thJohn Coleman
2013-2014Football League Division TwoJames Beattie

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