Proud to work with a 133 year brand

County F.C. (640x482)When we were approached by Stockport County FC to produce their printing requirements, how could we say no!  Every lad in Stockport at one time in their lives must have been to Edgeley Park.  In my day I loved watching 6′ 7″ Kevin Francis, incredibly he net 117 goals in only 198 games.

Sure they have had their ups and downs and are the butt of many a joke, they even appear in the Guinness Book of Records for the smallest crowd ever to attend a football league game of 8… and that included a dog!  Also the longest game ever in the football league was County v Doncaster in 1946, that went on for 203 minutes!

My favourite story was when a fire in 1935 burnt down the then, wooden main stand. After everything was under control the fire chief asked one of Stockport County’s staff if the fire had damaged any of their cups…”no”, was the reply, “fortunately  it didn’t reach the canteen”!

With all the ribbing the club has received, they must be doing something right, after 133 years the County Brand continues and is still going strong. There can’t be many other U.K., owned companies who have such a long heritage.

 It’s an honour and a privilege to be a supplier, and all the team at Print Approved wish the club a successful ’15-’16 season!

Article by Steve Bate
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