Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Road to Wembley - Runcorn Linnets FC

10 things you never knew about our next FA Cup squeezes:

1) They play in the North West Counties Football League Premier Division, the ninth tier of English football.
2) They play in a sickly strip of bright lime green and yellow stripes - see picture.
3) The Linnets are owned by a trust, which is an Industrial and Provident Society, and is registered with the Financial Services Authority.
4) Manager is a bloke called Paul McNally. No, me neither.
5) Runcorn Linnets Football Club was born on 28 April 2006, when the fans of Runcorn Football Club, dismayed at the club’s predicament, met at their spiritual home at the Quayside in Canal Street in Runcorn and voted to establish a new club.
6) They established the new club within 4 months and poor old Runcorn FC was dissolved.
7) If you include their days as Runcorn FC, the club's most famous player is Ian Woan - now assistant manager at Watford.
8) They play at the Millbank Linnets Stadium see photo.
9) The record crowd was 1,000 fans for the opening game against neighbours Witton Athletic.
10) Runcorn is a shit hole.

They play Mossley AFC away on Saturday in the Preliminary Round. Good luck to the Linnets.

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