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Old 17th November 2023, 13.15:58   #10-0 (permalink)
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Default Re: A question for the supporters around in the 70's

Ask anyone where Accrington is, 99% or more don't know.
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Old 17th November 2023, 13.21:53   #12-0 (permalink)
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I was also there throughout the 1970s.
I don't mean to be unkind but he's deluded!
Accrington may have had a little bit of a buzz in the town itself then because of their reformation in the late1960s, but they were a lower nonleague side and living off past glories of being a founder member of the FL in the 1890s (they lasted only 5 years) and then joining the FL in 1921 (at the same time as Wrexham).
Meanwhile in the 1970s, Wrexham were winning promotions up the (current) championship and giantkilling in all the domestic cups and Europe. Wrexham were indeed a household name, albeit only amongst football fans.
His comment was: 'if you talk to any person on the 70s who was most famous, Wrexham or Accrington, they would say Accrington'.
That only had any possibility of being true if you asked the question on 1 January 1970 and even then only for the historical footnote of being a founder of the FL!
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Wasn't there a series of advertisements where they were the punchline in the 70s? I know the name a little because my grandad played for them in the 40s.
I think those ads were in the late 1980s
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I was there and he is wrong. By the 70s they had largely been forgotten as a league team as had Gateshead and others.
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John Coleman, the Accrington manager made a bizzare statement to my mind in the pre match interview for tomorrows game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL3KIcRahpY

At 8:05 he reckons if you asked anyone around in the 70's who was more famous Accrington or Wrexham, they would say Accrington!

Thoughts on that?
Doesn't he say ask anyone in their 70s?
Still not sure it's true though!
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In the 70's I'd heard of H. M. Stanley but not Accrington. I'm pretty sure Wrexham were more well known generally. I don't remember Accrington being mentioned on Monty Python.
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Remember seeing Accrington Stanley in all out home games with them in the late 50s to them going bust early 60s. (in my early years, then teens). Sad, always looked forward to our games with them, famous old football club. Getting out of the old 3 div north in those days was in many ways even more difficult than getting out of the National League and we all know how hard that was. Never quite the same when a club reforms and comes back. Bigger than us no, but i will not disrespect them.
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Thought they were only famous because of that milk advert in the 80s.
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