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Danny Bergara Statue Appeal Launch

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        SUPPORTERS GROUPS MOVE TO HONOUR LEGENDARY MANAGER Occasionally you come across a person who is `larger than life` and Danny Bergara was definitely one of those people. ‘The Man from Uruguay’, as he has become affectionately known, was a man whose warmth and talent transformed Stockport County`s performances on the field of play beyond recognition in the 1990s. In the two decades prior to his arrival at Edgeley Park in 1989, The Hatters had never won more games than they had lost, never scored more goals than they conceded, and never finished above 11 th position in the basement division. The following six seasons would see the club’s supporters enjoy a constant feast of ‘play-offs’, promotions and Wembley Finals. In his first full season Danny led his team to their first ever ‘play-off’ experience, which ultimately ended in disappointment, but placed in true context of the club’s achievements over the previous twenty years, it was to prove to be the beginning of a mass

Stockport County 0 Hartlepool United 1 ( Play Off Semi Final) 13 June 2021

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                             All words by hedgegrower/ images by Andrew Machin .   This was so …so disappointing, as in front of over 2500, and a goodly portion of the  nation watching via BT, County imploded before our eyes at a sweltering Edgeley Park today.       With all 4 sides of our great stadium housing nothing other than County fans ( barring the usual visiting Directors, and the odd City fan who I note sneaked in the Railway End) today`s play off semi -final was County`s to lose, and unfortunately they did!         The margin of defeat was narrow, just 0-1, with only Rhys Oates` 75th minute goal separating the two teams, but the nature of the goal, was massively disappointing. The strike by Oates was perfectly executed, but sadly laid on plate by Ash Palmer who over stretched himself running a routine ball up the park before promptly losing it. This rather summed up the blues day- off the pace( Madden has the excuse of having been injured, but start him and give h