Academy Update and Alan Lord Appreciation from Ian Watts

                                                                     ALAN LORD   The resignation of Alan Lord ends a lengthy involvement in the club's youth system in both its past and present guises, aside from time as manager of the first team.   The first reference to Alan, already by then   a long time manager in non-league levels in the North West,   was as a coach at the then Centre of Excellence back in 2000.   He had several years as player development manager until redundancy when we went into admin saw him follow Jim Gannon to Motherwell. He returned to the Hatters a year later , in a similar role to his previous one, and was soon involved more with the first team with assistant and manager roles. When County set up their youth system again in 2015 Alan was in charge, not surprisingly as it was a coaching system he was running that moved under the club's banner. Alan then dealt with that side of the club along with various assistance from coached, to phy

Simply Disgraceful !

Simply Disgraceful ! This day will rank in infamy    with some of the darkest in our Club`s history- the owners of Stockport County have sacked Jim Gannon…..a dreadful decision......... totally bereft of merit, and one heralded by a shamefully inadequate announcement, as insulting to County fans as it is to Jim. Champions under Jim in our last completed season, fourth in the league after as impressive a win as any Club Chair could wish to witness from his team on Tuesday, despite the interrupted nature of the current season, and clearly playing well, so this smacks of something other than prudence or good decision making and as for being rational and fair………….. Sadly the Club`s owners rather added to the anger their foolish decision has already triggered, by stating that the decision was not results based, but based on `culture`.   Jim is a proven quality Manager , who knows what it takes to make County tick, has done so many times in the past, and   has forgotten more about Co