Hopefully everyone is now aware of the Players’ Fund, whereby supporters contribute to the playing budget of the current manager. Help the Hatters administrate the fund, supported by the Stockport County Supporters' Cooperative. Contributions to the fund come from donations. In addition, Help the Hatters and the Co-op contribute significant sums to the fund from time to time and pods are placed at various locations around the ground for fans to contribute cash on a match day. Fans have also instigated 'Boost the Budget' days to raise awareness and increase donations.
The money raised is passed to the manager specifically for the purpose of strengthening the team and it has always been hugely appreciated. Unfortunately, the arrangement whereby shares in the Club, held by the Co-op, were offered in recognition of the contributions has now ceased. However, the Fund goes from strength to strength and is a fantastic tool in the fans' armoury to ensure that we are doing everything we can to support the manager in our quest to regain league status.
To donate to the Players Fund, whether it be a one-off donation or a monthly contribution, large or small amount, please follow the link below.
We really can be Stronger Together.
Help the Hatters
If you would like to make a donation to the fantastic work undertaken by Help the Hatters, their account details are as follows:
THE GUARDIAN ACCOUNT
The Guardian Account has been set up to secure a sustainable future for Stockport County by building up a significant collectively-owned lump sum with a view to purchasing an asset, owned by the members, of value to both fans and Club.
The Guardian Account has grown significantly since its inception and with your help can increase faster still. The Co-op regularly hold events and sell merchandise all of which goes towards the GA. In addition, it has set up sponsorship deals with Cryptic Ales and The Spinning Top that are proving fruitful. Please consider making a regular donation. You can either donate directly via PayPal details for this can be found by following the link below. If you don't wish to use PayPal you can make cheque donations by sending them to our secretary at 21 Hurst Street, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire SK5 7BA. Alternatively, board members are in attendance at the cabin in the Cheadle End car park before every home game and are happy to accept cash donations.
The more we raise the more influence we will have and the more opportunities to create a sustainable future for the Club we all love.
Donations can be made and more information can be found on the Co-op website:
If you have any questions regarding the Guardian Account please send them to the dedicated email account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockport be Proud
The Music Factor
I made a film and it's pretty much all I've spoken about for weeks, (probably to the point where it's got on people's nerves) but now it's finally done, finished and ready to go. It debuted at the cinema, will be doing cinema and festival runs in the new year as well as featuring on several worldwide major airlines.
We've had input and support from all corners, and had invaluable help from local people who have supported anyway possible,not just local bands like Dutch Uncles and Blossoms, but Stockport County, the Supporters Co-op, local music venues such as The Spinning Top, local press, radio stations even TV interviews.
Couldn't say thanks enough, and again sorry I've kept bringing it up.
And to top it off, we won 4-0 on release day!!!!
Please enjoy the film, share it, tell folk about it, all feedback is welcomed- even if you think it's the movie equivalent of Bounab (no offence B).
The Music Factor
And for those of you that play Pro Evolution Soccer, Nik has created 2016/17 home and away shirts for you.
Link to download
Leo's excellent spreadsheet. UPDATED April 2019
If you haven’t checked out the spreadsheet yet you’re missing out on having a whole history of Stockport County at your fingertips.
You’ll find the usual stuff which means every County result since 1891 and loads of stats on everything from players, managers, opponents, attendances etc.
Here’s the link for the Google Doc file
If you want to download the spreadsheet you can get it here
Potted History (courtesy of Imposter)
1891 - Joined the Combination
1894 - Joined Lancashire League
1900 - Lancashire League Champions - elected to the League
1904 - elected out of League
1905 - Lancashire Combination Champions - re-elected to the League
1921 - Relegated from Division Two
1922 - Inaugural Champions of Division 3 North
1926 - Relegated from Division Two
1937 - Champions of Division 3 North
1938 - Relegated from Division Two
1958 - Finished 9th in Division 3 North and qualifed for inaugural nationalised Division 3
1959 - Relegated from Division 3
1967 - Champions of Division 4
1970 - Relegated from Division 3
1991 - Promoted from Division 4
1997 - Promoted from Second Division (3rd tier)
2002 - Relegated from Division One (2nd tier)
2005 - Relegated from Division Two (3rd tier)
2008 - Promoted from League 2 (4th tier)
2010 - Relegated from League 1 (3rd tier)
2011 - Relegated from League 2 (4th tier)
2013 - Relegated from Conference National (5th tier)
2019 - Promoted as Champions from National North (6th tier)
FINGERPOST TRAVEL CLUB, for all away travel 07896536757
OLDHAM PET & GARDEN SUPPLIES 0161-480 8648
JON BERNHARD HAIR STUDIO, Great Portwood Street 0161-480 8547
HANDFORTH CARPET WAREHOUSE 01625 549405
FITZPATRICK SCAFFOLDING Ltd 0161-430 8806
TOPMARKS GARAGE Ltd 0161-494 7700
LOVE LANE Ltd Picture Framing 07817 812 817
OFFERTON FISH BAR, Hall Street
HELP THE HATTERS 07802 566 733
THE SPORTSMAN Strines 0161-427 2888
ANDREW ARMS Compstall 0161-484 5392
LADY ON THE GREEN LOGISTICS Ltd 0161-425 7462
A-T GARDEN SERVICES Stockport 07815 138 449 (Andy)
HOWARD & SON Motorcycle MOT's and Services 0161 480 3825
LOCAL GARDEN & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE 07946 456 470
SOFA BARGAINS Castle St, Complete suites from £399, 0161 477 7700
DAVID HALL PAINTING & DECORATING Offerton 07984 100 502
TWO RULES HIGHWAY CONSULTANTS Steve O'Connell 07851 584 972
COOMBES UK Shoe Repairs, Chestergate, nr taxi rank
SNAX 2 GO, Middle Hillgate, Stockport
GRADWOOD Ltd, Buxton Road Nick Clark 0161 480 9629
CJ CARDCRAFT 44-46 Castle St, Chris Bakewell 0161 477 7027
TLC COMPUTING SERVICING, Wilmslow -Chris Turner 0161 870 2563
DRIVE WITH MARTIN, Martin Astley A.D.I 07711 657 924
HAZEL GROVE E-CIGS, 0161-482 4462
PROGRESSIONS LTD, 0800 6226 453
COLDWELL FEARN SPORT - CRF CONSULTANCY, 07949 12522
GBS JOINERY, (Nigel Hockin) 0161-456 0501
HB PRINTING (Marple), 0161-427 4588
PARFETTS CASH AND CARRY, 0161-429 0429
CHARLIES CHEESE, Stockport Indoor Market, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
BARBARA MAY'S Hand Made Special Soaps, Stockport Indoor Market, Tues Thurs, Fri, Sat
AL'z BARBERS, Mealhouse Brow, Underbank 20% discount on production of SCFC season ticket
JULES 4 BEDDING, Stockport Indoor Market, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
PISCES FISH & CHIP RESTURANT, Vernon Street off the Market
THE MIDLAND PUB, Wellington Rd North, Heaton Norris
THE SITE SUPPLY Co. Steve Cree 0845 009 6750
THE CORNER CUPBOARD PUB, - Higher Hillgate
THE SWAN WITH 2 NECKS, Princes Street, Town Centre
GREY HORSE, Broadstone Road, Reddish
RAILWAY, Avenue St / Gr Portwood street
JOHN THE WOOL Quality Yarns & Wools, Stockport Indoor Market, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
BARISTA CAFE BAR, Devils Steps, Little Underbank 0161-477 1833
THE GRAPES, 196 London Rd, Hazel Grove
IAN REY, Gentleman's Groomer's, London Rd, Hazel Grove 0161-483 1451
THE COCKED HAT, Stockport Market opp St Mary's Church
HENSHAW GAS AND PLUMBING. 0161 6696281 or 07912693333 http://henshawgas.com 10% discount to all county fans
TIM ROWSON, ACII, APFS, Chartered, Independent Financial Adviser: investments, pensions, life insurance and mortgages, wills, powers of attorney and trusts. 34 year experience. 15% off or donated to Players Fund/HtH/Coop 07771583273 or 0161 3002216, email@example.com
SJM ACCOUNTANTS www.sjm.accountants Steve Mason 07778 590056. Based in Cheadle. If you contact us and become a client then, upon the raising of your first year end fee, quote "Yellow Board PF" and we will donate to the Players Fund (or whatever is similar at the time) £25 for a sole trader and £50 for a partnership/Limited company. We will continue to contribute the same amount every year you remain a client!
Peak Power Gym,Whaley Bridge,07837 935 947
LyricalStockport - custom, bespoke, one of a kind canvases based on lyrics mostly from the Manchester music scene. All needs and tastes catered for, get in touch for commissions firstname.lastname@example.org. also on Facebook LyricalStockport2016. Let us know you are a County fan and 10% of the sale price will be donated to the Guardian Account.