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Accrington Stanley: Lister's Quest

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Started on 22 June 2013 by Jack
Latest Reply on 6 July 2013 by Jack
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Nice start, I will be following m8 :)

January: Exciting prospects


So we have our new owner, new kit and many new players. We'll start with the transfers first:

Our first signing of the January transfer window was a French goalkeeper called Nicolas Pichon, i bought him on a free after he was released from Stade Rennais FC (CA: PA: )

We signed another French player called Sid Ahmed Behilil, I bought him on a free after he was released from AC Arles-Avignon (CA: PA: )

And then when our new owners joined we signed the big players:

Craig Gordon: He was released from Sunderland last season due to continuous injury problems but hopefully he can find top form again with us (CA: PA: )

Matthew Bates: Another player who was released last season, but by Middlesborough. We quickly snapped him up and hopefully he can help us throughout his future years with us. (CA: PA: )

Michael Lumb: Lumb was released by Zenit St. Petersburg a few days after we bought him so I thought with my weak left-back depth I thought I'd add class to the squad. (CA: PA: )

Julien Cécout: Another French player (We're becoming Newcastle now :P) his best position is right-back but I prefer him in the defensive midfield role personally. He was released last season by Tours FC. (CA: PA: )

Jonathan Obika: A striker which I bought from Spurs (reserves) for 35k, he has had many spells on loan with different clubs, mainly Yeovil. Only 22 years old (CA: PA: )

Laurent Bonnart: Another French player, very versatile, he can play either left and right side of defence. He was released by LOSC Lille this January transfer window. (CA: PA: )

Sébastien Le Toux: An American striker who was released by New York Red Bulls at the start of this season after scoring 14 in 30 games in the previous season. (CA: PA: )

Bébé: Bought on a free this January from Man Utd (great profit there Man Utd) and although he is a winger I am looking to play him up-front. (CA: PA: )

Pavel Horvath: This is a player I buy every single save, he is extremely consistent and although he is 37 he is well worth the 90k I paid for him. (CA: PA: ).

OUT:

Tresor Kandol- Free
Will Hatfield- Alfreton- Free
Peter Murphy- Free
Sam Sodje- Barrow- Loan

A very good performance in the league, we were unlucky to be knocked out of the JPT in the semi-final, but that is an irrelevant competition.



Still sitting in first, 27 points ahead of 2nd place.



New Kits


Also Accrington Stanley have unveiled their new shirts for the 2013-2015 seasons with a new sponsor of mineral water company Buxton and their Italian based brand Macron.




*Thanks to Louis. O for making these amazing kits, cheers :D
Wow, what epic kits! ;)
OTB: Cheers mate :D

Rablador: Thanks, I know! Big change!

Sonalexwild: Cheers, I'm quite proud myself :D

Louis: Haha cheers, there ace!

February: Promoted!




We're up! Promoted! Next stop champions!

Accrington Stanley 2 - 1 Chesterfield



Andy Bond (15)
Nicholas Bignall (17)

Marc Richards (54)

Torquay United 0 - 1 Accrington Stanley



Jonathan Obika (63)

Barnet 1 - 0 Accrington Stanley



Ricky Holmes (45)

Late follower but just read through and love the layout! Congrats on getting promoted, build for next season and hopefully you'll come good!
Great results m8 :) Can't wait for next season!

March: Champions




Accrington Stanley 4 - 2 Southend United



Jonathan Obika (4)
Nicholas Bignall (32)

Charlie Barnett o.g. (46)
Neil Harris

Andy Bond (53)
Pádraig Amond (85)


Accrington Stanley 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers



Jonathan Obika (4)

Morecambe 2 - 0 Accrington Stanley



Shane Hill (43)
Thomas Butler (64)


Oxford United 1 - 0 Accrington Stanley



James Constable (61)

Port Vale 0 - 2 Accrington Stanley



Sébastien Le Toux (33)
Florian Hube (68)


And top cap it all off we hit a landmark 100 points for the season:

Go on looking forward !

April: A nice way to finish






Accrington Stanley 3 - 1 Fleetwood Town




Jonathan Obika (2)
Sébastien Le Toux (39, 43)

Steven Gillespie (46)

Accrington Stanley 3 - 0 York City




Pádraig Amond (17)
Jonathan Obika (49)
Sébastien Le Toux (67)


Exeter City 0 - 3 Accrington Stanley




Pádraig Amond (26, 70, 78)

Accrington Stanley 1 - 1 Bradford City




Kyel Reid (44)
Pádraig Amond (89)

Cheltenham Town 1 - 1 Accrington Stanley



James Spencer (18)
Charlie Barnett (24)



Not the most greatest ending but as a season as a whole we where unbelievable, I personally thought it would be extremely hard to get into the mid-table bit, but instead end up 33 points ahead of 2nd place, I feel very comfortable with our new owners and hopefully they'll give me a good budget and let me sign some great players!
Great Season, great points gap between you and 2nd and good luck next season!! :D

Full revamp at Accrington


Accrington Stanley manager JJ Lister has decided to have a full revamp of the title-winning side of the 2012/13 season.




Bebe always goes to Blackburn... for some strange reason!
Fantastic loving this story so far.

Some brilliant signings aswell Keep it up :)

August: Settling in very well




Leyton Orient 0 - 2 Accrington Stanley



Mattia Destro (15)
Xisco (89)


Accrington Stanley 3 - 1 Doncaster Rovers



Mattia Destro (24)
David Cotterill (pen 58)
Fernando Forestieri (90)
Federico Casarini (90+3)


Accrington Stanley 2 - 0 Gillingham



Shaun Cummings (39)
Xisco (65)


Leeds United 1 - 0 Accrington Stanley



Ross McCormack (89)

Morecambe 1 - 1 Accrington Stanley



Gerardo Bruna (6)
Mattia Destro (75)

West Ham United 2 - 3 Accrington Stanley



Jack Collison (11)
Mattia Destro (36, 46)
Sébastien Le Toux (40)

Dean Whitehead (64)

Accrington Stanley 1 - 0 Swindon Town



Xisco (25)

A great month to start in, but we need to improve away from home otherwise that will come back to haunt us but we find ourselves in a very respectable 4th place after 5 games.



We also agreed 4 deals before the transfer window finished:

Dariusz Dudka- Free
Nadir Belhadj- Free
Anthony Stokes- 1.4M
Dorus De Vries- 350K
Dedryck Boyata- Loan

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