Date: 3rd May 2011 at 3:51pm
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In another bizarre piece of PR work, the club are accepting applications for the ‘vacant’ managerial job at EP on their website.

The article uploaded today on COWS (County’s official website) states the following:

Stockport County Football Club are looking to recruit a Football Manager. All applicants should have appropriate qualifications and experience relevant to this very important role and will need to provide a full CV with any application. As he explained to the media after the game at Crewe, Ray Mathias has already put his application in to the Board of Directors.

Good grief. It continues on with an email address for available managers to email into the Board of Directors their application and CV.

I might run a contest to see which County fan can do the best made-up application and send it in. Or not.

Jesus. What’s going on?


10 Replies to “County Accepting Job Applications”

  • Just when I thought this club could be even more of a joke!! Have I missed something? Has Mathias said he doesn;t want the job?

  • That should say ‘ couldn’t be even more of a joke’. My typing was affected by my rage!

  • Don’t know that because RM is an interim manager that SCFC have to advertise the job legally to allow applications? I would be astounded if RM with his CV is not given the job – but then again nothing with this football club astounds me any more.

    Understand that Matt Paterson has had to return to Southend as his groin strain has not improved. Gutted coz I really wanted to give him a rousing thank you and send off on Saturday – one of our loan players who has shown courage, heart and desire to play for County. What an opening goal agains Bury – an absolute peach.

    There will always be a place at County for you Pato.

  • I’m sending in my Football Manager 2011 CV with history to 2005. I think its worth it considering in 2006 a Middlesbrough fan did it and got a reply.

  • Just what the F*** is going on here guys???. Are they determined to push us into oblivion?

  • Having read this on the Clubs official web site it tells me nothing. Why make a statement like this? It seems that this club is going from bad to worse. Does anybody know anything about this?

    Board Statement

    Following a traumatic season both on and off the pitch l feel
    it is right for the board of Stockport County Football Club to
    keep our loyal fans updated on events surrounding the club.
    I should firstly however take this opportunity to thank all the
    fans of Stockport County for their loyal support throughout
    the season both at home and away.
    The Board of Directors are currently in negotiations with a
    number of parties both national and international and they
    include individuals who have a wealth of experience in
    professional football. Negotiations of this nature are always
    kept highly confidential and we as a club have to respect the
    wishes of all the interested parties.
    As a board we will consider all offers of investment, but to
    ensure the best interest ofthe club, all investment offers
    must be fully explored. In the next few days a meeting will
    be held between the directors and owners of the football
    club and all the potential investments will be assessed but
    at this stage it would not be fair to anybody concerned to
    divulge any information.
    To establish the credentials of potential investors a lot of
    work has to take place prior to any formal meetings. This
    has been on going for several weeks in relation to how we
    can incorporate both theirs and our vision for the future
    commercial success of Stockport County Football Club.
    We would like to place on record our gratitude to all our
    sponsors and supporters fortheir continued support for the
    Mary Gibbons [vice Chair}

  • I refer to a message I submitted many many months ago……….I believe Derek (Delboy) Trotter and Arthur (minder) Daley have submiited their applications they know F all about football (should fit in well) but are good at wheeler dealing, wonder if Paul Simpson will submit one or even Carlton Palmer !! maybe Turner will have a go……good lord what is going on!!!!??????.
    Dont know about us being legally obliged to advertise the job but if we do then so be it.

  • Stockport County winger David Poole is hoping to help the club bounce back from relegation to the Blue Square Bet Premier next season.

    The 26-year-old’s contract is set to expire this summer after a frustrating season that ultimately ended in the Hatters falling out of the Football League for the first time in their history.

    However, Poole has revealed that he hopes to stay on next season and help the club regain their Football League status at the first attempt.

    “I’m out of contract in the summer and the club hasn’t spoke to any of the players about extending their deals yet,” Poole told
    Great achievement

    “I think that there are only three players contracted for next season, so a lot can happen in the summer.

    “I’d like to be involved in helping to get the club back in the Football League because it would be a great achievement to do that, but we will have to wait and see what happens in the summer.”

    Many clubs have struggled to recover after falling into the abyss of the Conference, but Poole is confident that Stockport will not fall into that category if they commit to the cause.

    He added: “It depends on what sort of budget the club makes available in the summer because if they make huge cuts and bring players in that aren’t going to get the club back into the Football League then it will take a few seasons to bounce back.

    “However, if they give it a good go and build a side good enough to compete in the Blue Square Premier, which is no walk in the park, then I can’t see why we can’t go back up straight away.”

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