Phil Whalley

Phil Whalley first watched Accrington Stanley at the Crown as a seven-year-old in the company of his grandfather Jack Cronshaw, and his father Roy was also a regular companion in the following years. He has written one previous book on the club, a pictorial history from their 19th century origins. It was published in 2001.

Accrington Stanley

When Accrington Stanley went out of the Football League in 1962 it had a seismic effect on English football. Unlike now, when there is promotion and relegation between league and non-league football, teams only resigned from the League as a last resort and Stanley’s demise, basically because they could not…