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A question for the supporters around in the 70's

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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?
 
Thought they were only famous because of that milk advert in the 80s.
 
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?

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.
 
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?

Probably because of their mid-season (1961/62) resignation from the League (accepted by the Football League) due to their dire financial situation. As it was such an unprecedented situation, it was quite a high profile scandal at the time.

Whether they were more famous than Wrexham at the time is open to debate. Quite possibly they were, because Wrexham's recognition came more in the 70s with their FA Cup and European successes.
 
I was there and he is wrong. By the 70s they had largely been forgotten as a league team as had Gateshead and others.
 
He's talking rubbish - ask the kid on the milk advert!
 
Talking out of his backside, Never have been or will be!
 
Ask anyone where Accrington is, 99% or more don't know.
 

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