Revival | Accrington Stanley #4 | Football Manager Stories

The FA Cup often springs up surprises. Back in 2015 we saw Bradford City, the a League One side, knock out a rampant Jose Mourinho Chelsea side. Luton town became non-league heroes by reaching the fifth round in 2013. And in 2018 Accrington Stanley were just one penalty away from repeating the rare feat of being a non-league side in the fifth round. Continue reading

Problems | Accrington Stanley #3 | Football Manager Stories

Joseph Robson’s life as a football manager has had a pretty rocky start. A relegation with York City was followed by a long unemployment spell before finding Accrington Stanley in the National League. Yet despite having a decent start at The Reds, problems have begun to develop over Robson’s first four months in charge. Accrington currently sit in eighth place at the turn of the year and will be desperately looking for a quick turnaround in fortunes. Continue reading

New Beginning | Accrington Stanley #2 | Football Manager Stories

Accrington Stanley are looking for a new beginning. The club were formed back in 1968 after the liquidisation of the original Accrington-based football team. They have recently lost their Football League status for the first time in eleven years. The Lancashire club have chosen Joseph Robson to take charge and he will be looking to improve upon his performance whilst managing York City. The young manager cannot afford another stain on his cv. Continue reading

Stanley | Accrington Stanley #1 | Football Manager Stories

Joseph Robson was sacked by York City on the 7th May 2016 following a dismal six months in charge. He had a win percentage of just 27%, winning six matches. Nevertheless, Robson set about his search for a new employer within weeks of his dismissal. Guiseley, Welling, Accrington Stanley and Morecambe all offered Robson job interviews, among several others. Robson, however, decided to only attend interview to clubs League Two standard or higher. Rachel Crawford, of The Non-League Paper, spoke to Robson regarding his election not to attend an interview with Guiseley. Continue reading