In praise of Accrington Stanley…

I once visited the old ground of Accrington Stanley back in the mid 80s. It was small, quaint, and strangely deralict stadium, literally choked in weeds and waiting for a decent offer from a property developer. The club, which left the English Football league under the cloud of bankrupcy in 1962, as the Guardian leader notes, has now returned. It is a testimony to the abiding mutuality of soccer, particularly in the lower leagues. Others to keep an eye on are Aldershot, AFC Wimbledon, and as Chris mentioned, Donegal Celtic.