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Stockport County - Hattering Heights

Started on 16 May 2014 by Josh_MU
Latest Reply on 6 July 2014 by Walter
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You are flying in League Two! :D Unlucky about the injury, but remember... Team > Player ;)
Definately Team>Player but you are going to get promoted no probs, i have been reading and love sorry for lack of comments

October Report - Racking up points


Another gruelling month in League 2, with yet more games here there and everywhere. Though, the team are performing and hopefully we can continue picking up points heading into the last few months of the Year. Let's hope this month we can continue our good run!


Results



We travelled to Mansfield for our first game of the month which we got a decent result out of. Our on-loan forward, Euan Smith, added to his ever-growing goal tally for this season and make it 1-0 with a nice flick into the goal but they equalised from a set-piece which eventually gave us a point to take back home.

Euan Smith

Then we faced our local rivals, Rochdale, at Edgeley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Second Round. We took the lead early on in the second half through a sweet volley from Ryan Hall and we later made it 2-0 after a great run from Solly March which he finished off emphatically, placing the ball into the bottom right corner to send us through to the next round!

Ryan Hall

Next was Wycombe away, which ended in a boring 0-0 draw with no chances created at either end. I guess it was a solid defensive performance from both teams and a taking home a point isn't the worst possible outcome is it?

Aristote Nsiala

Another local derby followed the Wycombe game against Oldham at home in the league which was a fierce game but we came out on top as Ryan Hall, who has been an inspired signing, ran past his man and curled a low shot past the goalkeeper to win us the game and get one over our local rivals! What a great month for our fans, two local derbies, two wins!

Ryan Hall

Hartlepool then came to Edgeley with a team full of loaned in players but they were good enough to earn Hartlepool a decent point. Euan Smith got yet another goal from a powerful strike which nestled into the top corner. We made it 2-0 when Aristote Nsiala leaped above his man and headed in. However they made it 2-1 from a neat passing play and then earnt a penalty 10 minutes from the end which their forward struck into the top corner to end the game level at 2-2.

Euan Smith

Next was an away trip to Burton, which we played superbly and got a great result! They took the lead after some shabby defending however Euan Smith scored yet again with a superb first touch finish to make it 1-1. Euan Smith then got this brace when he dribbled past the goalkeeper and tapped the ball into the centre of the goal! What a comeback but what a game by Euan!

Euan Smith

And finally we finished with a home game against Exeter. Ryan Hall added yet another goal to his tally with a half volley which the goalkeeper misjudged as it rocketed into the bottom corner to make it 1-0. They equalised through a corner which our defenders struggled to deal with and it was headed in to make it 1-1. However Ryan Hall got his second goal after some neat passing which lead to a one touch finish! However we couldn't hold on as they equalised from a great effort from 30 yards to end the month with another point.


League Table



We're still one point behind York but we've maintained our place in 2nd, with a great start to the season we can really pressure York and possibly knock them off their perch within the next few months. But overall, I'm very happy with this month!


Player of the Month


Euan Smith



Euan has been class this month, getting the majority of our goals! Hopefully we can tie him down to a permanent deal soon as he's proving to be an inspired loan signing and I think he can lead us to back-to-back promotions once more!


Slater's Verdict


What a good month it has been. The lads were undefeated and showed that they were no push-overs in the games that we weren't expected to win in. Euan has been by far the best player of this month, his goals are really inspiring the team to play better as we push further up the league. If we keep our morale up high I seriously do believe promotion is on the cards, but as I always say we need to stay focused until the end of the season.


The Month Ahead



Although it's a short month, we some very important games with another local derby against Oldham in Johnstone's Paint Trophy Quarter Final. We also have some league games to play which hopefully we can do well in and move up to the summit of League 2.
1 point away! Nice win over the rivals, especially in the JPT!
Looking good in the league. Great month, keep it up and you will easily be League 1. Really awesome graphics.
Undefeated month isn't bad! You may want to get a couple more points on the board, but I don't think it mattered considering you're still up there with York! Keep it up! :D

United duo head to Edgeley


Stockport County have signed two Manchester United youngsters, with Jark Barmby and Tyler Blackett both join the club until 2017.

The winger and full-back had their contracts terminated by new manager Guus Hiddink and County quickly snatched them up onto full-time contracts for the rest of the season, with both players rumoured to be delighted to join Stockport County due to the amount of work Josh Slater has put in to revive the club.

Barmby, who recently turned 21, had a successful loan spell at Hartlepool two seasons ago but he has failed to make a single start for Manchester United, which is the main reason his contract was terminated. However the winger has stated that he is 'overjoyed' that Josh Slater has decided to help further his development.

"I cannot believe I've been given this opportunity by such a promising manager. He has worked wonders at this club and I'm looking forward to be working under him for the foreseeable future."


Blackett, like Barmby, had a decent loan spell at Stevenage but never got the chance to make a single appearance in Manchester United's colours and he is 'very happy' that he's been given the chance to revive his career and help him become a better player.

"Josh Slater is an exceptional manager who has some very exciting ideas which I'm looking forward to be involved in. Hopefully this opportunity will help me get my career back on track."


Both players could make their first appearance for the club as soon as this weekend, when Stockport face Dagenham and Red-bridge in the FA Cup.
Add some more, into heading, anticipation, marking, composure and maybe positioning for your trek to the PL and you got a world-class defender xD
Excellent results and two good signings you have got yourself there too!
Two great signings for your level, hopefully they continue your resurgence up the table B)
Thosse signings are great pal, this story is awesome and I hope you lead them to the Prem in no time! :)
@Everyone: So many comments I haven't responded to, so I'll do it here. Firstly, thank you all for your kind comments, they mean a lot and drive me on to produce better updates! :). Regarding my signings, yeah, we got some really good players for nothing! Absolute bargain! And finally my results, we are doing exceptional in the league! Thank you :)
Love the graphics!

Stockport boss in demand


Stockport County manager Josh Slater is attracting interest from two clubs, both Walsall and Gillingham are interested in the young man's managerial service.

The life of a manager is always tough, but for Josh Slater it just got tougher as clubs from a higher division are rumoured to be interested in offering him a job as a manager due to his successful work at Stockport County, leading them up to The Football League since he took over last season.

Walsall and Gillingham have both sacked their managers as they are both sat in the relegation zone in League 1 and want Slater to become their new manager to lead them to safety. Although Slater has not commented on the situation, many newspapers have reported that the deal is done from one of the clubs and Slater will become manager within the next '24 hours'.

The Stockport County board have only recently offered Slater a new deal and they hope that he turns down the offers and stays at the club for the 'foreseeable future' as he is considered highly by both the club and the fans, as he led them to back-to-back promotions all the way up to League 2.
stay mate, don't throw away what you've achieved

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