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1 May 2015

Ten facts about Fleetwood Town ahead of our League One encounter


10 FACTS ABOUT FLEETWOOD TOWN


1: FOUNDED: 1908 (Re-formed 1997) 

2: NICKNAME:Cod Army, The Trawlermen.

3: HOME GROUND: Highbury Stadium 

4: CAPACITY: 5,092 

5: MANAGER: Graham Alexander 

6: ONE TO WATCH: David Ball 

7: MOST APPEARANCES: 416 – Percy Ronson (1949–1964)

8: LAST MATCH PLAYED: Fleetwood 2 Colchester 3 

9: FORM (LAST 6): Won 2 Drawn 1 Lost 3



10: *DID YOU KNOW?: Originally formed in 1908 as Fleetwood FC, it was liquidated in 1976. Re-formed as Fleetwood Town in 1977, it folded again in 1996. It was re-formed again as Fleetwood Wanderers, but a sponsorship deal saw the club’s name immediately changed to Fleetwood Freeport, through the local retail outlet centre. The sponsorship ended in 2002, but since then, local energy businessman Andy Pilley took charge and the club has risen through the non-league pyramid until finally achieving Football League status in 2012 as Fleetwood Town.

Source: Sky Sports Football Year Book*


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