Can Stockport County earn promotion? Jonathan Keighren believes so

Stockport County is an English football club which is currently competing in the 6th tier of football competition in the National League North.


This is a huge drop from where they used to participate in a few years ago.

They have gone from competing in the English League One which is the 3rd tier to being dropped into the National League North.

As each season passes by, it seems like Stockport County have only been going down in the division tier of football as the club has recently been significantly struggling and it’s evident by the results that County was able to secure back when they competed in the upper section of football competitions.

Jon Keighren is the official commentator for Stockport County FC and he believes that the club is ready to finally begin their climb into the higher tiers of leagues as the 50 year old sportscaster said:

“It is a huge liner sinking, it can sink very quickly. It’s difficult to float the thing back up again. I think they have found it really hard. We have been in division six for too long now and it is time we got out of it. Although we have seen some really dark days I do think you can see there’s green shoots of recovery now, it’s really starting to turn a corner.” Continue reading →

Stockport County acknowledges the consistency of Sam Minihan

Stockport County has acknowledged the consistency that Sam Minihan showed during the 2016-17 Season and has rewarded him with a contract extension.


This extension stretches Minihan’s stay at the club to the summer of 2019.

Jim Gannon, who is posted at Stockport in the capacity of the head coach, revealed the news of Minihan’s extension yesterday and expressed his happiness at that.

As per Gannon, his focus of late has primarily been on making new signings, but, he also understands the value of continuity especially in the case of the promising youngsters like Minihan.

Gannon reckons that Minihan was clearly the pick of all the youngsters that featured for Stockport the previous season. His development has been quite sharp and if he is kept in the mix and is given a little bit of confidence, he can develop even further and can repay the club with more match winning performances in the future. Continue reading →

Jim Gannon is once again at the helm of Stockport County FC

Jim Gannon has made his return for the 3rd time to Stockport County FC.


There was a point in time when Stockport County competed in the 2nd division of English competition which is the English League Championship but after a number of unsuccessful managers who went through a string of underwhelming performances, it has lead the club to the National League North.

The National League North is the 6th tier of the English football league system and this is where Stockport County FC is currently competing. It’s hugely disappointing for Stockport as they used to compete in the higher divisions.

The amount of managers that have recently been taking over Stockport County FC is fairly elevated and the reason of why so many coaches have been appointed is due to the fact that the majority of them aren’t able to consistently secure points and are replaced in a quick fashion, some of those managers even suffer relegation with Stockport due to the string of defeats or draws.

Ian Bogie is one of those coaches that guided Stockport County to relegation after only being able to secure 8 points in their final 7 matches; the club was relegated from the 5th division tier National League during the 2012-13 season. Continue reading →

PRESTON FORCE BARNSLEY TO A DRAW

Preston forced hosts Barnsley to a draw in the English Championship but both sides are to remain in the playoffs despite the result.


For the visitors it was quite predictable as they have played a draw in three of their last four Championship duels. They place 11th with the result.

For the home side the result will see them drop to ninth position but they are only four points behind Sheffield Wednesday who occupy the sixth spot. Coach Paul Heckingbottom said after the game that he was pleased with how the team handled the threats from the opposition. He however added that the players did not show enough will to win the game.

“There were not enough crosses into the box, not enough efforts on goal. I said at half-time I was conscious that I didn’t want Preston to grind us down, because the team they picked and the message from Simon at the start of the game was that he wanted a tougher, more aggressive performance,” Heckingbottom said. Continue reading →

HARROGATE TOWN GOES HOME WITH A POINT

Stockport County’s goal keeper, Ben Hinchcliffe made a gaffe in the 89th minute, which saw Harrogate Town head back home with a late point during the National League North clash in the New Year.


On Boxing Day, Town had lost their match to the same opposition with a 1-0 loss and were heading down the same lane in the New Year match following a goal by Michael Clarke in the 63rd minute.

The scorelines remained the same until a minute before full-time when a seemingly innocuous back pass by Chris Smalley was completely missed by Hinchcliffe, which saw the ball trickle into the back of the net.

From County’s recent visit to the CNG Stadium, Simon Weaver made one change, thus handing a fifth start of the season to Marcus Day, who replaced James Cadman.

Jim Gannon made one alteration to his starting XI as he brought in Courtney Medden-Walters.

The opening 10 minutes of the game saw both sides work the opposing keeper as both Stockport’s Danny Lloyd and Town’s JP Pittman were able to hit the target. Continue reading →

Stockport County Four Match Winning Run Comes to an End with Kidderminster Loss

The impressive set of results for Stockport County in the last month has come to an end with a narrow 1-0 loss against Kidderminster Harrier.


The club had been on an incredible four match winning run that saw them rise up in the table quite dramatically in the last few weeks. It would have been the perfect October for Stockport County had they managed to win the game. However, a second-half goal from Ryan Croasdale made it impossible for the club to continue this winning run. Stockport County went through a mediocre form during the early part of the campaign.

Since the 2-1 loss against Fylde, the club has been quite impeccable and manager Jim Gannon deserves a lot of credit. The result against the highflying team in the Conference North appeared to give a kick up the backside that the team had been waiting for a long time. Apart from alleviating any fears about relegation, it has also put the club with a possibility of challenging for the play-off places. Stockport County are now only six points away from the final play-off spot which is occupied by Halifax Town. Continue reading →