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Robin101

Chesterfield - What’s Happened?

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What is going on at Chesterfield?
 

Beaten 5-1 at home by Hartlepool tonight, meaning they slip into the National League relegation zone. Doesn’t seem too long ago that they were a very decent League 1 side - think they were in the play offs once or twice.

Are they in financial trouble? Just badly managed? Does anyone know?

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46 minutes ago, Robin101 said:

What is going on at Chesterfield?
 

Beaten 5-1 at home by Hartlepool tonight, meaning they slip into the National League relegation zone. Doesn’t seem too long ago that they were a very decent League 1 side - think they were in the play offs once or twice.

Are they in financial trouble? Just badly managed? Does anyone know?

They were in competing in the L1 Play Offs as recently as 2015 (the season we were promoted as Champions).

Fair to say things appear to have taken a turn for the worse since the day they gave our players a guard of honour at their ground after we’d secured the title.

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Stockport 1-4 Solihull

Not so very long ago that Stockport were in the Championship.

That division and to a degree the ones below are littered with such clubs.

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Always turned into a nasty game for us at saltergate for some reason.

We went there a few years after they got to the semis in the fa cup, and murray scored, about 2002 i think.

There was a massive train strike on at the time, and there was still loads of city fans at chesterfield station at 7, the police decided to put coaches on to get us out, till someone decided to try and steal one of the coach drivers keys and they refused ro drive to bristol without a cop on the coach!

The joys of following city! 

 

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7 hours ago, bcfc01 said:

Stockport 1-4 Solihull

Not so very long ago that Stockport were in the Championship.

That division and to a degree the ones below are littered with such clubs.

To be fair Stockport are on the up again or sorts - they dropped as low as Conf North and struggled down there for few years. This is first year back in conference and mid table so not the worst 

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The National League and below is full of teams that previous played at a higher level - eg Wrexham, York, Torquay, Yeovil, Notts County, Hereford etc. When it goes wrong at some clubs it’s seems to be very difficult to halt the slide as there are a lot of well managed clubs and non league level. 

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National League North is packed with ex-FL teams, some of whom went bust and reformed. Stockport were promoted out of it last season but you've still got Chester, Darlington, Hereford, York, Kidderminster, Boston. And there's a chance Chesterfield and/or Wrexham could drop in next season.

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1 minute ago, Northern Red said:

National League North is packed with ex-FL teams, some of whom went bust and reformed. Stockport were promoted out of it last season but you've still got Chester, Darlington, Hereford, York, Kidderminster, Boston. And there's a chance Chesterfield and/or Wrexham could drop in next season.

Hereford and Darlington re-formed at a lower level, to be fair.

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8 hours ago, bcfc01 said:

Stockport 1-4 Solihull

Not so very long ago that Stockport were in the Championship.

That division and to a degree the ones below are littered with such clubs.

In Stockport's  case, horrific management of the club and its finances. I happen to know one of those responsible. 

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9 hours ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

They were in competing in the L1 Play Offs as recently as 2015 (the season we were promoted as Champions).

Fair to say things appear to have taken a turn for the worse since the day they gave our players a guard of honour at their ground after we’d secured the title.

 

10 hours ago, Robin101 said:

What is going on at Chesterfield?
 

Beaten 5-1 at home by Hartlepool tonight, meaning they slip into the National League relegation zone. Doesn’t seem too long ago that they were a very decent League 1 side - think they were in the play offs once or twice.

Are they in financial trouble? Just badly managed? Does anyone know?

They were going so well just a few years back, promotion, a new ground, then it all fell apart

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I remember going to the old Saltergate ground back in 2003, we needed a win to maintain a push for automatic promotion, they needed a win to avoid relegation. 

In the second half there was an incident that led to us having two players sent off, I can’t remember which two players it was. We went on to lose 2-0.

What a dump that place was, from outside the main stands looked like a rusty old pre fabricated shed that had long been abandoned.

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Looking further down, there's ten former league clubs now in National League North, but none in NL South.

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16 minutes ago, 22A said:

Looking further down, there's ten former league clubs now in National League North, but none in NL South.

Not quite, it's nine to one (Maidstone are in the South) but the general point still stands - even teams that played at Championship level aren't immune to falling into the sixth tier. Plus there's other clubs like Rushden & Diamonds who are even lower.

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