Showing posts from July, 2015

Stockport County 1 Manchester United Under 21`s 1 ( Pre Season Friendly) 28 July 2015

County gave the latest in a string of consistently good performances in coming away with a 1-1 score line against Manchester United Under 21`s at Edgeley Park last night.   I almost used the word `held', but it would have been way wide of the mark as for the greater bulk of the game it was the side in blue that was attacking and looking good. Sure....the visitors came at us late on testing Hurst a time of two whilst about it, but NY`s County boys did not roll over and await the apparent inevitable, indeed they kept looking for the winner, that but for earlier heroics from United keeper Joel Castro   Pereira would have come their way before. I hate to single anyone out from a thoroughly excellent team performance, but ....if pushed... I will point to a monumentally good performance from the classy Lewis Montrose, who kept amazing us with his cool play from first minute to last. Tireless 90 minute showings are usually the forte of Glenn Rule, and he did not disappoi

Player Profiles - LAMIN COLLEY

Striker Lamin is a bit more of an unknown compared to Abdulai Baggie, the first player whose profile was featured. This is despite the fact he was playing in the National League North last season. He started out with Farsley AFC as a youth, under player coach Mark Jackson. He also played in the Leeds City Colleges team, run in partnership with Farsley, where Jackson was Head of Football. His appearances for the student side earned him a place in the England Colleges representative team, with Lamin making his England debut in a 2-0 victory over Wales at the TNS ground, coming on as a second half substitute. The honour came a few months after his first ream debut for the North East Counties side, in Farsley's 2-1 victory over Selby Town on 11 September 2010. Further reports of appearances for Farsley have proved impossible to track down so far but Lamin was loaned out to league rivals Liversedge. His spell at the Clayborn Ground began in March 2011, with his debut

Player Profiles - MICAH EVANS

Micah first came to prominence as a member of the Wright Robinson High School triple winning side, who were awarded the Aviva & Daily Telegraph School Sports Team of the Year in 2009. Also in the Manchester school's Year 11 side that season was Curtis Jones, the former County schoolboy player, who Celtic signed along with Josh Thompson for a significant compensation payment in August of 2009. As captain of the team Micah was given the honour of attending the gala awards event in London, where, along with two school staff, he collected the award from England Rugby player Brian Moore. Whilst Curtis headed north of the border, Micah stayed a little closer to his Manchester home, being an Academy player at Blackburn Rovers. Playing in the Under-18 side Micah and his team mates took Rovers to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals the following season. He made good enough progress to be offered a professional contract in 2011 and at the start of the 2011-12 season Micah got the chance

Macclesfield Town 2 Stockport County 1 ( PreSeason Friendly) 24 July 2015

Macclesfield Town 2 County 1…….nah……that is assuredly the detail that the referee will have in his notebook, but in mine I had written two words …Progress maintained…….. together with an exclamation mark, and a corrected score line of 3-2 to County.   County filled the away end(see above) so the terrace was opened! To explain this state of affairs it is necessary for you to be aware of the parallel universe I visit occasionally when my stress mountain is at its zenith. In this other place the liner and referee had not hallucinated at all and County had not had 2 perfectly good goals ruled out. Alas, last night hallucinations were rife and strikes by Gonzales and Ledsham were unaccountably ruled out which was a massive shame as County’s performance at the very least merited a draw- evidence the massive ovation accorded the pink shirted blues at the end of proceedings. This was a decent performance against a side which had been close to promotion last term  to D