THE OPPOSITION: Stockport County

As we begin to wind down our look at our 2016/17 National League North opposition, we move on to the club with arguably the biggest fan base in the league: Stockport County. A Football League club for 106 years, Stockport has seen players like Micky Quinn, Bill Atkins and Andy Thorpe all grace Edgeley Park […]

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PROFILE: Stalybridge Celtic

Another trip to Bower Fold awaits Gloucester City this season as the Tigers once again face off against Stalybridge Celtic in the National League North.\r\n\r\nIt’s safe to say that the Tigers haven’t enjoyed the best record against Stalybridge, having only won on three of the 14 occasions the two sides have faced off, with the […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Salford City

Salford City made national headlines in March 2014 when news of a proposed takeover by the ‘Class of 92’ came to the fore.\r\n\r\nRyan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt took over a 50% share in the club ahead of the 2014/15 season, with Giggs revealing the aim of achieving Championship football […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Nuneaton Town

After being liquidated in 2008, Nuneaton Borough FC were forced to reform as Nuneaton Town FC and the club has enjoyed a medium of success since then.\r\n\r\nThe club origins date from 1889 when young men from Nuneaton St. Nicolas Parish Church formed a football team to represent the town.\r\n\r\nOriginally playing only friendly games, from 1892 […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Harrogate Town

As we continue our look around the league, another team that plays in yellow and black is next on the list: Harrogate Town.\r\n\r\nThe club was founded as Harrogate AFC in 1914. Previously the town of Harrogate had tried to put together a football team as far back as 1907 but nothing emerged until 1914.\r\n\r\nThey were […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Gainsborough Trinity

Being in the National League North since its inception in 2004, Gainsborough Trinity are next on our list of opposition for the 2016/17 season.\r\n\r\nThe club was established in 1873 as Trinity Recreationists by Reverend George Langton Hodgkinson, the vicar at the Holy Trinity Church.\r\n\r\nIn 1889 the club were founder members of the Midland League, which […]

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THE OPPOSITION: FC United of Manchester

Having done the double over FC United of Manchester in 2015/16, Tim Harris’ men will be hopeful of doing the same in 2016/17.\r\n\r\nFC United have gathered international attention for their approach to fan ownership, and are one of the most well supported clubs in the National League North.\r\n\r\nFounded in 2005 by Manchester United supporters opposed […]

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THE OPPOSITION: FC Halifax Town

Seen by many as one of the main contenders for the National League North this season, we take a look at FC Halifax Town.\r\n\r\nOne of the youngest clubs in the league, FC Halifax Town were formed in 2008 from the remnants of Halifax Town FC, after the previous incarnation of the club went into administration […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Darlington 1883

As we continue our look around the 2016/17 National League North, our journey brings us to Darlington 1883.\r\n\r\nFormed from the ashes of Darlington Football Club in 2012, the inception of Darlington 1883 was not a straightforward one.\r\n\r\nDarlington 1883 applied to join the Northern League as a new club, after the collapse of Darlington F.C.\r\n\r\nUnder FA […]

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THE OPPOSITION: Curzon Ashton

In our series looking at our opposition for next seasons 2016/2017 National League North season, we come to Curzon Ashton.\r\n\r\n‘The Nash’ are currently enjoying the best spell in the club’s history, having finished in it’s highest ever league position of 11th in English football’s second tier of non-league.\r\n\r\nManager John Flanagan’s successful five-year tenure continues as […]

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