From the Football Archives
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15th Jan A fast-flowing version of the beautiful game is set to take over Tameside thanks to the vision of a local football fanatic. Neil Lucas, who is the founder of Sala Soccer Schools Academy, has assigned himself the mission of bringing some Brazilian flair to the English sport. Having originated in South America during the 1930’s, […]
15th Jan Pupils of Rosehill Methodist Primary School said ‘bonjour’ to a World Cup winner last Monday. And it’s all because former Arsenal and Manchester City stalwart, Patrick Vieira, took centre stage in the schools assembly hall. Accompanied by Club Life President Bernard Halford, the 38 year old retired footballer took centre stage on the afternoon to […]
6th Jan Following their 7-1 capitulation against Stalybridge Celtic on New Year’s Day, Hyde FC announced they had parted company with manager Scott McNiven. The damaging result was the second defeat against their rivals in the space of six days and the heaviest loss in its history. As we go to print, the Tigers have played 26 […]
5th Jan Scott Mcniven’s Hyde outfit started the 2013-2014 campaign in the Conference North having consolidated their position in the league the season before by a comfortable 16 points. However, despite finishing in their highest ever league position during the previous campaign and embarking on a promising pre-season which consisted of three wins out of a possible […]
5th Jan The Tameside Stadium has been a hive of excitement over the past year, with John Flanagan’s Curzon Ashton outfit crowned champions of the Evo-Stik First Division North last May. The Nash, who currently occupy fourth position in the Evo-Stik premier division, enjoyed a fruitful 2014 that saw them accumulate a total of 99 points by […]
5th Jan Dave Pace and his hardy cohort of disciples were in dreamland just seven years ago, but a disastrous few years has seen the club tumble from the dizzy heights of the Conference national to the Evo-Stik First Division North. The rapid decline in Droylsden’s status was made all the more sour during their season in […]
5th Jan Since Peter Band joined Mossley in January 2012, his side have competed in the Evo-Stik First Division North and enjoyed some much needed cup glory. Band joined Steve Halford three years ago as a player-assistant manager and endured a fantastic second half to the Lilywhites season. The Seel Park outfit competed at the top end […]
5th Jan 2014 proved to be memorable year for regular faces at Surrey Street, as Glossop North End enjoyed a successful league campaign and embarked on a mammoth unbeaten run. Having taken over the club in May 2013, Chris Willcock guided his side to their highest ever position in the North West Counties league and also their […]
2nd Jan Bolton Wanderer’s Manager Neil Lennon isn’t the easiest man to please, but a former Audenshaw School student tamed the fiery character. Zach Clough, who left Audenshaw in 2011, scored the trotters match winning goal last Saturday during their FA Cup encounter against Wigan Athletic. The feisty Lancashire derby was played on an icy afternoon, but […]
2nd Jan Paul McKechnie might be an avid Manchester United fan, but there’s only one club that truly pulls at his heartstrings. Having taking a break from coaching Mossley Juniors in 2012, Paul returned to save the club a year later and has found his efforts rewarded ever since. The 45 year old father of three prides […]