More from the archives, and the answer to the Eternal Question;
“Where is Stockport ?”
As the photo credit implies, it’s in Manchester.
Looks like Manchester on the route map, too.
Back in ’68, the Czech team were chosen for this prestigious friendly as their 16 hour journey was still markedly less than it would have taken Plymouth, the first choice.
I never discovered why Slavia were so keen to get out of Prague in the winter of 1968, but clearly Stockport’s Christmas markets are excellent.
And they don’t have viaducts like this in Prague.
It’s not clear why County needed the game either, just before their busy winter schedule.
In fact this was their last decent season ’till Kevin Francis arrived in 1991, banging his head on the top of the door in the process.
Sadly, a functional programme lacking non-PC adverts for Old Tom, but the call for Rogues and Cads and Juniors is very Leslie Phillips.
What is there to say about Stockport that hasn’t been said on this blog 73 times before.
It really is the jewel of Manchester.
Here’s fans of County and Slavia debating VAR after the match in the Armoury;
but if you’re 997 miles from home, you really need to come here, don’t you ?