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Accrington Stanley, who might they be…?* 19/09/2006

Posted by Matt Rowson in Uncategorized.

Don’t know, is the honest answer.  Very little in the way of familiar names; to my knowledge only centre-back Michael Welch, who was in Macclesfield’s defence when we knocked them out of the FA Cup in 2003, has ever faced us before.  Paul Mullin has a quite ridiculous goalscoring record, having averaged almost a goal every other game over his 300+ appearances, and, in Benin midfielder Romuald Boco Stanley have a full international, which, Marlon’s fall out with the Jamaican FA and Ben Foster’s England call-ups notwithstanding, probably means that they have more current, full internationals than we do.

Accrington have a reputation for being rather direct, even by Div 4 standards, but we’ve been tarred with that rather lazy brush already without even having had the temerity to beat anyone yet, so perhaps that should be treated with caution.  Stanley hve won their last couple of games but have yet to win away this season.  They knocked Nottingham Forest out in the previous round, which made everyone laugh.  Massive club, though, Forest.

It’s been widely trailed that we’ll be fielding a largely fringe eleven; this in itself implies progress in the size of the squad since last season when there really wasn’t any such thing… you were either in the team or aged about twelve, and the twelve year olds largely got the run.  Will still be interesting to see who plays alongside Tamas Priskin up front though.

* took a great deal of effort to resist the obvious…


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