Date: 30th April 2011 at 4:59pm
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That’s it. All she wrote. County are officially relegated to the Conference for the first time in 106 years after a 2-0 defeat in the Cheshire derby.

An own goal from Alan Goodall and a clinical strike by Clayton Donaldson sealed The Hatters fate, dropping to the Blue Square Premier today at Gresty Road in front of around 1300 travelling County fans.

With our relegation confirmed now, all attention switches to hope of a take-over and a fresh start (and hopefully a quick bounce-back) off the pitch.

Once again, thanks to Brian Kennedy, Cheshire Sport, David Farms, and everyone else. Hope you’re happy now.

Animo et Fide.


8 Replies to “Football League Stay Over For County”

  • I was hoping for us to win our last two games and Hereford to either be deducted some more points for arguing a case or them going into Administration. Either way now, whatever happens with Hereford we won’t stay up. Hopefully we will be back by 2013 with Ray Mathias and his team of wonderful youngsters.

  • Welcome to the Conference to my second favourite club. We’ve (YCFC) been down there seven years and are still struggling to get back to the heights of where we were. But don’t expect an easy time of it. Grimsby supporters appeared to believe they would walk straight back into the Football League twelve months ago and were never anywhere near achieving it. Neither were Darlington despite a decent enough finish to their season. There are some good sides down here and a few clubs with genuine money. Anticipate 46 battles to simply avoid becoming nothing short of anonymous. Anything on top of that in your first season would be a welcome bonus. I noted the comment about your having some wonderful youngsters. You won’t win anything at this level with those. Ideally, you will need a selection of players (and really a manager) with previous Conference experience, and eleven individuals with sheer determination, massive hearts and good physicality. Think players who will need to turn it on in front of 350 fans at Hayes & Yeading on a cold and wet November evening. A losing culture of successive relegations won’t be easy for County to quickly turn around, but I genuinely hope you make it back at the first time of asking next season – although only through the play-offs!

  • Hi Winehouse,
    Thanks for the welcome and the advanced warning, I think the realistic fans of this club believe that it will be nigh on impossible for us to get back first season.
    We have absolutely no structure (football or otherwise), the fans have no idea where we’re heading but it’s nice to know we’ve made contact with someone in the knows about BSP and once again thanks for your observations

  • Yes thanks Winehouse really appreciate you thought’s.
    I personally think it will be a massive struggle for us next season and think that with our present squad we would have struggled this season had we been in the Conference, as vicman said we have no structure whatsover as a football club and posses a losing mentality.
    I can remember as a youger guy going to County to watch them play Southport, Barrow, York when they were league teams.
    I was pleased for Crawley when they got Man U in the FA Cup until I heard they were a really really well off club then I wasn’t so chuffed, it will take a lot of shrewed spending and weeler dealing to do well in the BSP and we dont have any money.

  • Wise words Winehouse. There is a chance we will struggle next season to finish in the top half. Its all up in the air here. Our landlord appears not to give a damn about strangling the life out of us. Still York away will be great if its on a weekend and I hope your guys turn up a Stockport in numbers and enjoy a great day out here.

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