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2010–11 Accrington Stanley F.C. season

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Chairman  Ilyas Khan
Stadium  Crown Ground
League Cup  2nd round
Manager  John Coleman
FA Cup  2nd Round
League Two  5th (Qualified to Promotion Playoffs)

The 2010-11 season achieved the highest ever league placing for Accrington Stanley to date when they reached 5th in League Two, beating their previous best of 15th in 2009–10. This took them through to the League Two Play Offs for the first time, where they lost to Stevenage 3-0 on aggregate in the semi final.


First Team squad

Updated 6 May 2011.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

JOMA South West Challenge Cup

The South West Challenge Cup is a pre-season friendly tournament in North Devon. Rules are different from main first team football in that n the group stage matches, each half lasts 40 minutes, before reverting to the standard 45 minutes for the knockout stages. The tournament features an unconventional points system through the group stages, which the tournament organisers state is "designed to encourage attacking football".

  • Each winning side gets the standard three points for a win.
  • Losing teams receive one point if they lose without scoring, and two if they lose but score.
  • There are no draws; if teams are all square at full-time the game goes straight to a penalty shootout to determine the winner.
  • FA Cup

    Stanley went out of this year's FA Cup at Round 2 to fellow League Two side Port Vale. In Round 1, Stanley knocked out League One side Oldham Athletic in a giantkilling Manchester derby.

    Carling Cup

    Stanley equalled their best ever performance in the League Cup by reaching round 2, a feat they previously achieved in 2006–07 & the previous season. They got that far by beating Championship side Doncaster Rovers away from home and after extra time. In Round 2 they played Premier League side Newcastle United competitively for the first time. The tie was also covered live by Sky Sports.

    Football League Trophy

    Strangely Stanley were knocked out of the Football League Trophy without losing a match. After beating League One side Tranmere Rovers on penalties, Stanley were charged by The FA of fielding Ray Putterill who was unaware to Stanley, under a suspension from the previous season whilst playing for Halewood Town. With impending talks due and further rounds continuing, Stanley decided to withdraw from the competition with Tranmere taking their place.

    League table

    Updated to games played on 11 May 2011.
    Source: 2010–11 Football League Two#League table
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
    Only applicable when the season is not finished:
    (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

    Results summary

    Last updated: 11 May 2011.
    Source: BBC Sport

    Results by round

    Last updated: 8 May 2011.
    Source: Fixtures & Results
    Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

    Appearances, goals and cards

    Updated 20 May 2011. (Substitute appearances in brackets)


    2010–11 Accrington Stanley F.C. season Wikipedia