the addition of ‘football club’ spelt out in full is a welcome addition to avoid any confusion with all the other Accrington Stanleyies out there!
Like the communal town knife?
Winners laurel for you @ReturnToSenda ! Always said you were a hardy annual.
Incidentally, a pal asked me this morning why they are called ‘Stanley’ and the answer is that they were formed by the patrons of the Stanley Arms on Stanley Street, Accrington. Apologies to those who already knew this nugget of trivia.
is that some sort of exotic spirit level in the middle of their shield?
Every day is a school day @glasshalffull. Something else I can throw at the missus to make her eyes roll. 😉
It's a cotton shuttle, so I'm told by one of my colleagues - who is a local. I thought it was a harmonica!
Can't wait for tonight, feels like ages since we last played.
We've had two monarchs and two prime ministers in that time.
Sadly, am working so I'm not getting any footy until the next home game, hopefully no further constitutional upheavals will occur in between times.
My first league game of the season. Really looking forward to it! Always a bit of trepidation against Accrington mind you, as we often struggle against them,
Commentary tonight, and from now on will be done from the Bill Turnbull Gantry, at the top of the Woodlands. Brilliant.
Team for tonight;-
McCarthy, Mawson Taf, Obita.
Scowen, Wing, Gape.
Mehmeti, Vokes, Freeman.
What a fitting tribute!
That is wonderful and an excellent tribute to Bill.
I believe the appropriate term is “hats off”.
Great and logical move. Superb tribute to Bill but feel sad that after all his years of asking for it he's not here to see it and commentate from it
Best line up of the season so far me me
Who is the third forward with Vokes and Mehmeti?
Or is it 5 - 3 - 2?
Would be helpful if they could drop the line-up on the app at the same time as on socials
3atb with Mehmeti SS
I think it’s…
GK - Max
RWB - JMac
RCB - Grimmer
CB - Mawson
LCB - Taf
LWB - Obita
CDM - Scowen
CM - Gape
CM - Wing
ST - Vokes
ST - Mehmeti
Might be fairly fluid between Wing and Mehmeti but that would make sense as our core shape.
Pretty tasty looking line-up that, makes us pretty heavy favourites I’d say.
Freeman just can't catch a break. He has finally been handed a start only to play in a red card defensive battle from 10 mins in and get dropped for the next game.
Actually, more likely Mehmeti and Wing as dual 10s. In any case, Vokesy. should have some quality deliveries to work with!
I reckon it'll be Taf CB and Mawson LCB too - Mawson has more pace and is as good as two-footed
Obita will play the role up front he played late last season won’t he?
Agree with you about Wing / Mehmeti as dual 10s - I think Taf in the interview after Fleetwood referenced Alfie being in the middle after GMAC went off - but I could be wrong.
What a pairing though - surely L1 hasn’t seen too many better CBs pairings than that?
Oh god I hope not - I know we picked up some vital points late last season but having Obita at LW to effectively cover JJ set the scene for some really defensive performances.
Besides - if Obita is playing in a front 3 then I don’t think we’d leave JJ on the bench.