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Despite being surrounded by so many famous football clubs, Droylsden Football Club has worked its way bravely up the ‘pyramid’ of Non-league competitions. Thanks greatly to the support of a loyal benefactor in David Pace whose efforts as Chairman and Manager have encouraged support on and off the pitch despite the near presence of the Manchester and Liverpool clubs.

After their formation in 1892 ‘The Bloods‘ have worked their way through Manchester Lancashire Combination (1936-1939 and 1950-1968), Cheshire County (1939-1950 and 1968-1982) and North West Counties (1982-1987) before enjoying eighteen seasons in The Northern Premier League including two spells of three seasons in Division One before winning promotion to Blue Square North in 2004.

The club’s greatest years followed immediately as finishing positions of 3rd,4th and 1st led to a season at the very top. Sadly, Blue Square Premier appeared to be one step too far at the time and David Pace’s brave club dropped back to Blue Square North. After four more solid seasons with plenty of FA Cup excitement as a bonus, one disappointing campaign has resulted in a return to The Northern Premier League


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The Butchers Arms Ground, Market Street, Droylsden, M43 7AY
0161 370 1426
From junction 23 M60 follow signs A635 Manchester, then A662 signed Droylsden, at town centre traffic lights turn right into Market Street, through next set of lights and the main entrance to the ground is 75 yards on your left.

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Club History

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1977-1978Cheshire County13thAlbert Tivey
1978-1979Cheshire County10thAlbert Tivey
1979-1980Cheshire County7thColin Hutchinson
1980-1981Cheshire County18thColin Hutchinson
1981-1982Cheshire County20thAlbert Tivey
1982-1983North West Counties Division Two17thP.Staley
1983-1984North West Counties Division Two5thP.Staley
1984-1985North West Counties Division Two5thJ.Cooke
1985-1986North West Counties Division Two10thK.Tully
 1986-1987North West Counties Division Two1stMark Fallon
1987-1988Northern Premier League Division One6thMark Fallon
1988-1989Northern Premier League Division One4thP.Staley
1989-1990Northern Premier League Division One2ndP.Staley & A.Sidep
1990-1991Northern Premier League Premier Division13thP.Staley
1991-1992Northern Premier League Premier Division15thAllan Blair
1992-1993Northern Premier League Premier Division20thJohn Cooke
1993-1994Northern Premier League Premier Division17thStan Allan
1994-1995Northern Premier League Premier Division20th
1995-1996Northern Premier League Premier Division21stRoy Soule
1996-1997Northern Premier League Division One10thTommy Lawson
1997-1998Northern Premier League Division One4thDavid Pace
 1998-1999Northern Premier League Division One1stDavid Price
1999-2000Northern Premier League Premier Division15thDavid Pace
2000-2001Northern Premier League Premier Division21stDavid Pace
2001-2002Northern Premier League Premier Division11thDavid Pace
2002-2003Northern Premier League Premier Division9thDavid Pace
2003-2004Northern Premier League Premier Division2ndDavid Pace
2004-2005Conference North3rdDavid Pace
2005-2006Conference North4thDavid Pace
 2006-2007Conference North1stDavid Pace
2007-2008Conference Premier22ndDavid Pace
2008-2009Conference North7thDavid Pace
2009-2010Conference North5thDavid Pace
2010-2011Conference North8thDavid Pace
2001-2012Conference North9thDavid Pace
2012-2013Conference North21stDavid Pace
2013-2014Northern Premier League Premier Division22ndDavid Pace

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