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Supporters Cooperative- Election Statement.

Stockport County Supporters' Co-operative

Board elections 2013

Formal statement

Seven nominations were received for the seven vacancies on the Board. The election is therefore not contested, and these seven people are returned unopposed: (in random order)

John Gaskin
Lee Townley
Paul Charnock
Billy Byrne
Dave Marchbank
John Fitzpatrick
Pete Towey

There will not be a formal "hustings" at the AGM. These names will be put to the meeting en bloc for approval. There will be an opportunity for the candidates to speak, but they will not be required to.

A contested election was expected, but I respect the careful decisions of those who have decided not to stand, and I know that some of them will be working with us in less formal roles.

While a contested election might have given us more credibility (and some excitement), I am delighted that we have seven new Board members with a good range of interests and experience, who all share a passionate commitment to our football…

Farsley 2 County Youth 3

Thankfully....for a landmark article( the Blogs 100th )we have another good news story as County`s all conquering Youth Team took on and beat Farsley , on their travels in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League Cup to take their place in the last 16 in the competition.
We are indebted to County Historian Ian Watts for the report that follows, and Sue Corden for the fantastic quality pics that accompany it.....

County created the majority of the chances in the first 25 minutes, but the strong Farsley defence were rarely troubled. Most threatening were the strong runs by Demell Cumberbatch on the right wing, but though these looked likely to open up the visitors defence County were unable to capitalise.
                                               Striker Demell Cumberbatch in full flow!
                                                        ( pic courtesy of Sue Corden)              

Farsley then came more into the game forcing County back on the defensive. Shortly afte…

County 1 Witton Albion 0 : Cheshire Senior Cup.


Edgeley Park- Asset of Community Value- an appreciation by Mike Davies.

A league table of important football grounds gaining Asset of Community Value status would no doubt see Old Trafford and Anfield on top, followed by Ewood Park and Portman Road – each, in their time, home to the champions of England. But for the supporters of Stockport County, getting Edgeley Park declared an Asset of Community Value (ACV) feels like a table-topping achievement after the disappointments of the last few years. After much hard work, the Supporters’ Co-operative, backed by Supporters Direct, were delighted to hear that Stockport Council agreed with them that the stadium is a valuable community resource. As a result, under the Localism Act, any intended sale by owner, Brian Kennedy, would have to be put on hold for six months to give the Co-op a chance of raising the cash for a bid of its own. * Inevitably, the fans have emotional attachment to the stadium. You don’t have to be very old to have memories of wonderful nights and days at Edgeley Park: Danny Bergara’s superchar…

County 1 North Ferriby United 2 : Conference North


Stockport County Youth 4 Harrogate Town Youth 0