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Northwich Victoria

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Very few football enthusiasts outside the famous Lancashire club can really understand the emotional and very frightening off field problems that have taken a well respected and extremely consistent non-league establishment through their recent ongoing nightmare.

After the excitement of being among the twenty clubs launching The Alliance in 1979,’ The Vics’ were the last club to lose their place at the top of the pyramid when they dropped down to win The Conference North title in 2005-2006.

For a happy well run club, regularly supplying players to England’s international squad, enjoying great league and cup matches at their excellent ground and of course thrilling their supporters with three Wembley appearances, their recent problems are a sporting tragedy and heartbreaking for long term supporters.

As someone who, for many years, enjoyed visiting the club and admired their achievements, I can only hope that the future provides a steady and happy return to the levels they graced so successfully in the first twenty years of the Alliance/Conference.T.W.


Club Factfile

Stafford Rangers FC., Marston Road, Stafford. ST16 3BX
01606 42521
M6 Junction 14. Follow signs for Uttoxeter and Stone. Straight over at 1st and 2nd(A34) islands,3rd right signposted Common Road and Astonfields Road Ind. Estate. The ground is straight ahead after three-quarters of a mile. The route from the Motorway is highlighted by the standard football road signs.

Club History

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1978-1979Northern Premier League10thR.Williams
1979-1980Football Alliance8thR.Williams
1980-1981Football Alliance4thStan Storton
1981-1982Football Alliance6thJohn King
1982-1983Football Alliance8thJohn King
1983-1984Football Alliance7thJohn King
1984-1985Football Alliance9thJohn King
1985-1986Football Alliance16thTerry Murphy
1986-1987Football Alliance17thS.Pearson
1987-1988Football Conference17thCliff Roberts
1988-1989Football Conference10thCliff Roberts
1989-1990Football Conference15thCliff Roberts
1990-1991Football Conference12thCliff Roberts
1991-1992Football Conference11thSammy McIlroy
1992-1993Football Conference11thSammy McIlroy
1993-1994Football Conference15thJohn Williams
1994-1995Football Conference10thJohn Williams
1995-1996Football Conference8thBrian Kettle
1996-1997Football Conference6thMark Hancock/Phil Wilson
1997-1998Football Conference9thPhil Wilson
1998-1999Football Conference7thPhil Wilson
1999-2000Football Conference18thMark Gardiner
2000-2001Football Conference17thM Gardiner/Keith Alexander
2001-2002Football Conference13thJimmy Quinn
2002-2003Football Conference14thJimmy Quinn
2003-2004Football Conference22ndSteve Davis/Alvin McDonald/ShaunTeale
2004-2005Football Conference19thSteve Burr
 2005-2006Football Conference North1stSteve Burr
2006-2007Football Conference National13thSteve Burr
2007-2008Blue Square Premier19thNeil Redfern
2008-2009Blue Square Premier22ndDino Maamria
2009-2010Blue Square North12thAndy Preece
2010-2011Northern Premier League Premier Division12thAndy Preece
2011-2012Northern Premier League Premier Division2ndAndy Preece
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One South8thAndy Mutch
2013-2014Northern Premier League Division One North9thJim Gannon

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