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Watch: Stockport County message flown over The Racecourse ahead of match

28 May 2022 2 minute read
The message flown over The Racecourse (Credit: BT Sport)

It’s one of the biggest games in Wrexham’s history, but ahead of the showdown against Grimsby Town in the National League playoff semi-final, fans of champions Stockport County couldn’t help but try and get involved in the action by flying a message over the Racecourse.

The two clubs created quite a rivalry as the season headed to an exciting climax with Wrexham clawing back a sizeable points deficit to run Stockport County close for the automatic promotion spot – and absolutely rattled their fans into the bargain.

Not only did they beat Dave Challinor’s side in the FA Trophy semi-final but they scored an emphatic 3-0 victory against Stockport in the league a month later.

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BT Sport presenter Matt Smith spotted the plane and said: ‘Now even though they’re obviously not in the playoffs Stockport they’ve made their presence felt again. A plane flying over the Racecourse right now. SCFC Stockport County Football Club Champions and of course Dave Challinor’s catchphrase as we all now know – cheers thank you.’

We’re not saying Wrexham appear to be living rent free in the heads of Stockport County fans but that can be the only reason for this pretty poor dig.

Congratulations Stockport County – a set of supporters decidedly lacking in class and humility.

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Ed Jones
Ed Jones
1 year ago

No, it’s a bit of fun, it made me smile and I have supported Wrexham since the 70s. Right, back to extra time, heck of a game, 4-4 as I write.

1 year ago

“Congratulations Stockport County – a set of supporters decidedly lacking in class and humility.”

It’s call football rivals making jokes about each other. It’s perfectly fine. Stop trying to make this more of a thing than it is.

Jim Mc
Jim Mc
1 year ago

And that Wrexham fan who rang Stockport County ticket office taunting the member of staff after the FA Trophy semi final game had class and humility? Wrexham the gift that keeps giving. Cheers thank you.

1 year ago

I’m struggling to find the article where you call out that Wrexham fan who rang the County ticket office ‘looking’ for tickets to the FA Trophy final the day after they knocked us out of that….oh, you didn’t post one?

County and Wrexham have developed a competitive rivalry and nothing more, this was a bit of cheeky fun and the only ones lacking class here are you lot, driven by nothing more than anti-English xenophobia. Surprised there hasn’t been an article calling Grimsby disgraceful for daring to win on Wrexham’s big day.

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