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Accrington Stanley: Lister's Quest

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Started on 22 June 2013 by Jack
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End of Season: PROMOTED!


There we are! We won the Capital One Cup (above), the Johnstone's Paint Trophy which we won't be playing in next season and promotion to the Championship! And we qualified for the Europa League next season after winning the Capital One Cup and to be honest, I'd rather play in the Europa League than Johnstone's Paint Trophy.



We finished a narrow 3 points away from eventual champions Sheffield Wednesday but getting promotion means more than anything, this season was always going to be tough because it was my first season.



Now we go onto the takeover. If you look at the pre-match commentary in the Capital One Cup final you would see Alex Heardman said about Ian Davies buying us out for £540M, it happened. I was given a big transfer budget this season but I saved most of it for until either the January transfer window if we were in a threatening position or if we get promoted where we would really need to revamp the squad.



We also completed 12 new signings, here they are. I believe they are quality for the Championship:












Your team is going to be beast!
Great story! Congrats on the consecutive promotions!
Could you post a screen shot of your team tactics?

Cheers

August: Settling In


An OK month but we need to improve but we got into the Europa League Group Stages!



Accrington Stanley 3 - 0 Slovan Liberec

Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round 1st leg


Mattia Destro (46, 71, 81)

Slovan Liberec 0 - 4 Accrington Stanley

Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd leg


Mattia Destro (9, 24, 56)
Tom Cairney (45+2)


Millwall 3 - 2 Accrington Stanley



Karleigh Osbourne (5)
Mattia Destro (8, 19)
Nadjim Abdou (72)
Darius Henderson (85)


Accrington Stanley 6 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday



Mattia Destro (13, 19, 58)
Sébastien Le Toux (15, 69)
Anthony Stokes (44)

Joe Bennett (49)

Blackpool 2 - 4 Accrington Stanley



Sébastien Le Toux (20)
Tim Janssen (32, 68)
Xisco (38)
Mattia Destro (74, 77)


Accrington Stanley 6 - 2 Feyenoord

Europa League Play-off 1st leg


Jesper Juelsgard (pen 11)
Tom Cairney (20)
Sébastien Le Toux (pen 31)
Mattia Destro (42, 51)
Anthony Stokes (64, 89)

Daryl Janmaat (83)

Accrington Stanley 1 - 2 West Ham United



Rúrik Gíslason (42)
Tsepo Masilela (60)
Carlton Cole (86)

Feyenoord 1 - 2 Accrington Stanley

Europa League Play-off wnd leg


Mattia Destro (26)
Jakob Jantscher (43)
Xisco (51)

Wolves 3 - 1 Accrington Stanley



Xisco (34)
Kevin Doyle (73, 75, 81)





Changes


We welcome a new player to our squad, Alexander Buttner from Manchester United for £3,000,000 was completed on deadline day and the newest member of the Accrington squad.



We also have to play at Burnley's stadium, Turf Moor until the end of this season due to 14,000 seats being installed at our 29,000 capacity ground Ivy Lane which to be honest I was not happy about.
Mattia Destro is on fire :O
You're flyng! Some awesome results especially against Feyenoord! Destro is just insane!

September: Unbeaten!


What a great month! No defeats and 9th placed with 2+ games in hand on all the teams above.



Accrington Stanley 2 - 1 Cardiff City



Mattia Destro (38, 66)
Rudy Gestede (90+1)

Accrington Stanley 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers



Marvin Sordell (pen 45)
Sébastien Le Toux (47)

Werder Bremen 1 - 1 Accrington Stanley



Armend Dallku (33 o.g.)
Sébastien Le Toux (89)

Leeds United 1 - 7 Accrington Stanley



Mattia Destro (2, 40, 45, pen 61)
Steven Whittaker (26)
Xisco (29)
Gaby Mudingayi (53, 65)


Leicester City 2 - 3 Accrington Stanley



Sébastien Le Toux (2)
Mattia Destro (6)
Anthony Stokes (47)

David Nugent (69)
Ben Marshall (71)


Accrington Stanley 3 - 0 Burnley



Xisco (5)
Federico Casarini (45)
Sébastien Le Toux (65)


We find ourselves 9th placed in the Championship and bad news as Mattia Destro has been ruled out with an injury for 3 - 4 months

Great month, you will be promoted in no time

October: Top Class




Accrington Stanley 2 - 1 Sporting Lisbon



Xisco (27)
Valentín Viola (54)
Tom Cairney (68)

Accrington Stanley 1 - 1 Sheffield United



Nick Blackman (12)
Hernán Bernardello (41)

Accrington Stanley 5 - 1 Barnsley



Sébastien Le Toux (2, 5)
Fernando Forestieri (16)

David McGoldrick (58)
Anthony Stokes (62, 80)

Charlton Athletic 1 - 2 Accrington Stanley



Martyn Khan (2, 30)
Lawrie Wilson (8)

Brighton & HA 1 - 2 Accrington Stanley



Davide Somma (37)
Anthony Stokes (70)
Tom Cairney (86)


sc Heerenveen 2 - 2 Accrington Stanley



Sébastien Le Toux (23, 47)
Jukka Raitala (84)
Mark Uth (90+2)


Accrington Stanley 1 - 1 Middlesborough



Lukas Jutkiewicz (4)
Sébastien Le Toux (66)

Blackburn Rovers 0 - 1 Accrington Stanley



Xisco (21)



Great win against Sporting. Accrington for EURO cup

November: 2nd place!




Derby County 0 - 4 Accrington Stanley



Charlie Mulgrew (10)
Sébastien Le Toux (38, 41, 81)


Accrington Stanley 1 - 1 sc Heerenveen



Mark Uth (24)
Anthony Stokes (73)

Ipswich Town 0 - 4 Accrington Stanley



Martyn Khan (26)
Fernando Forestieri (43, 86)
Xisco (55)


Accrington Stanley 3 - 0 Hull City



Xisco (11, 23)
Fernando Forestieri (18)


Birmingham City 1 - 0 Accrington Stanley

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Sébastien Faure (31)

Accrington Stanley 5 - 0 Watford



Xisco (10)
Sébastien Le Toux (20, 53, 72)
Fernando Forestieri (48)


Accrington Stanley 2 - 0 Nottingham Forest



Sébastien Le Toux (34, 68)

Sunderland 0 - 5 Accrington Stanley



Fernando Forestieri (30, 66, pen 72)
Siarhey Kisliak (45+1)
Anthony Stokes (85)




Good Story mate!
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End of Season: BPL Here we come!


So, who would of thought it, Accrington Stanley in the Premier League. Not only that we got there in 4 seasons! We finished as champions, finishing 3 points ahead off eventual 2nd place West Ham United and Derby County were promoted via the play-offs. It was a tough run towards the end but we narrowly pulled through.






*Thanks to ziechal for making this banner, cheers :)
What a season, good luck in the prem.


As we head into our first ever season in the Premier League, we needed improvements and with a massive amount of money given from our new multi-millionaire owner Ian Davies we were allowed to make key signings, but we had to sell key players to balance the wage budget so:



We have also announced our squad numbers for this season:

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