Showing posts from September, 2017

Stockport County 3 FC United of Manchester 3 ( FA Cup 3QR ) 30 September 2017


Stockport County 4 North Ferriby United 1 ( Vanarama National League- North) 23 September 2017

The English Football Pyramid is a wonderful thing, encompassing as it does over 7000 teams shoehorned into 20 meticulously organised levels.
No matter which level within that vast structure a team resides, they can always anticipate tough games. We are all familiar with games againstsides on a roll who put you under constant pressure before dispatching you with practised efficiency. Other teams arrive at your place and `park the bus' and that is another type of tough encounter, made even more so when said bus parkers emerge to hit on the break and leave with the points. 
Then there is the game when the opponents are languishing at the foot, or near the foot, of the division. These are easy aren't they ? Err.....pardon ! We are all familiar with the `play well against big teams/ under- perform against minnows' syndrome, but there was none of that on show today at Edgeley Park where struggling North Ferriby United were the visitors.
No...County took their time, did thi…