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    Tranmere Rovers - I can't believe it ...

    Post  daib0 on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 11:23 am

    Nope, I can't believe it! Tranmere Rovers are OUT OF THE LEAGUE, alongside Cheltenham. Commiserations to both, but Tranmere have a long history of league football, and have crossed swords with my Reading 'Royals' many times ...


    Bottom of Division 2

    Pl - Pts

    Mansfield - 45 48
    Hartlepool - 45 44
    Cheltenham - 45 40
    Tranmere - 45 39



    Tranmere Rovers 1-3 Reading. Division One Play-Off Semi Final 94/95 Season - THIS WAS THE PLAY-OFFS TO GET INTO THE PREMIER LEAGUE!!

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    Prenton Park - not a bad ground -

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    TRANMERE - the team

    Tranmere Rovers Football Club are an English professional association football club founded in 1884, and based in Birkenhead, Wirral. Originally known as Belmont Football Club, they adopted their current name in 1885. They were a founder member of Division Three North in 1921, and were a member of The Football League until 2015, when they were relegated to the Conference. As of the start of the 2014–15 season, they play in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system.

    During the 1980s, they were beset by financial problems and, in 1987, went into administration. However, this was a prelude to the most successful period in Tranmere's history; under manager John King, the team reached the play-offs for promotion to the Premier League in three successive seasons. Under King's successor, John Aldridge, Tranmere experienced a number of cup runs, most notably reaching the 2000 Football League Cup Final. Other cup runs include reaching FA Cup quarter-finals in 2000, 2001 and 2004.


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    TRANMERE - the place!

    Tranmere is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England. Administratively, it is also a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Before local government reorganisation on 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Borough of Birkenhead, within the geographical county of Cheshire. At the 2001 Census, the population of Tranmere was 11,668.
    Its name was given by Norwegian Vikings who settled and colonised Wirral in the 10th century. Tranmere in Old Norse is Trani-melr, meaning "Cranebird sandbank" or "sandbank with the Cranebirds".
    Until the early 19th century, Tranmere was the second most populous settlement in Wirral, with a population of 353 in 1801, centred mainly in the area of what is now Church Road and the nearby hamlet of Hinderton. By 1901, the number of residents had grown to 37,709.
    Tranmere Old Hall and its estate, was situated around what is now Church Road. It was a large, gabled building constructed around 1614. According to the author Philip Sulley's The Hundred of Wirral (1889), in about 1860:
    "... [Tranmere Old Hall] was pulled down by an ignorant boor who became possessed of it by some mischance, to make way for shops and houses."
    Tranmere was absorbed into the County Borough of Birkenhead in 1877 and became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in 1974, on creation of the county of Merseyside.



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    Re: Tranmere Rovers - I can't believe it ...

    Post  daib0 on Sun 26 Apr 2015, 1:04 pm


    But it's surreal - the manager of Hartlepool, a man who has given so much to Tranmere, sends his first love down!!!


    Hartlepool Mail this morning:

    Can you believe it? Has it sunk in yet?

    Hartlepool United have achieved what appeared the unthinkable less than two months ago when the club was 10 points adrift. They have survived relegation from the Football League and even managed it with a game to go. Ronald David "Ronnie" Moore (born 29 January 1953) is an English former footballer who is the manager of Hartlepool United. He has taken charge of several clubs including Rotherham United and Tranmere Rovers. He played for many different clubs in a career spanning almost two decades, including Tranmere Rovers, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and Rotherham United. He is widely considered to be of the greatest Rotherham players of all time. Beginning his career in management at Southport in 1997, he went on to manage Rotherham, guiding them to two successive promotions from Division Three to Division One. He moved to Oldham Athletic in 2005, before becoming manager of former club Tranmere Rovers one year later. He returned to Rotherham for a second time in 2009, before returning to Tranmere Rovers for a second time in 2012. In February 2014 he was suspended by the club, pending the outcome of a Football Association investigation into alleged breaches of betting rules; he later admitted breaches of the rules, and was sacked by Tranmere in April 2014. In December 2014, Moore was announced as the new manager of Hartlepool United.

    PLAYING CAREER AT TRANMERE ROVERS
    Ronnie Moore – 86 goals in 372 appearances
    Moore’s career in professional football began as a central defender, but John King decided to try him in attacking role in 1975 and his gamble paid off. Moore scored 34 league goals in the 1975-76 season (including four two games in a row) and had netted 79 times by February 1979 when he moved to Cardiff City for a then Club record transfer fee of £120,000. He returned to Tranmere in 1986 and, despite spending most of his time on the pitch back in defence, added a further seven goals to his tally. After a brief period as caretaker player manager, he later joined the coaching staff before eventually having two spells as manager.




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    Re: Tranmere Rovers - I can't believe it ...

    Post  manurewa hammer on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 3:11 am

    Yep,sad to see them go. I think they had a young Kiwi playing for them this year as well- Rory Fallon.

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