It's the only town in England where the milkman needs an armed guard. I reckon everyone on here is old enough to know what I'm talking about.
Last night the mighty Accies defeated Boreham Wood to book their plum tie against us on Saturday 12:30 BBC1. It took them a replay and then extra time, which should tire them out to give us a fighting chance at the weekend - who knows maybe we can win a tie first time round?
Accrington Stanley are on 25 points from 25 games in league 1 - just above the relegation zone.
I was slightly surprised when I checked Google Maps - I genuinely thought it was over next to Liverpool, but it's actually in Lancashire nestled in the fabled golden triangle between Blackburn and Burnley, where property prices go into 4 figures for the best caravans.
David "Bumble" Lloyd
Douglas "I didn't drink enough milk so my legs came off" Bader
That's it really.
Rasmussen Llorente Wober Firpo
Harrison Twinkie Boy Sinisterra
Should be close, I reckon we'll come from behind and scrape a 2-2 draw, take it back to ER to avoid playing Scum twice in 4 days.
Its a bit *meh* at the moment, won't be too cold or wet but as Accrington is in Lancashire there will be a smog drifting across the mud tracks into the town.
Fun facts about Accrington:
I went onto google looking for something amazing - I could only find this and it made me laugh so I just copied it directly for you - it just makes me want to live there:
LOCAL historian Bob Dobson and the Accrington Local Studies Library compiled a list of fascinating facts about the town ... you'll be surprised at what you might find.
Accrington is in the Lancashire borough of Hyndburn, which is the name of the river flowing through it. In the days of intensive industry, cotton weaving, engineering and coal mining, the River Hyndburn was called the River Stink by locals.
Accrington probably got its name from an old English leader, though it is possible that it derives its name from the acorns on the oak trees which were abundant there. Therefore, Accrington equals "Acorntown" and there is no other town in the world which shares its name.
William Shakespere appeared in Accrington on the occasion of the opening of the town's fine market hall. This was not the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon, but a concert pianist of the same name. A newspaper report of the time said that Mr Shakespere "executed Rigoletto on the pianoforte''
The fabric called Terylene was invented in Accrington in 1941.