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    jamo wrote:
    you are a monkeys uncle then...Some sad and pathetic individual was doing a sniper impression up the hill (amongst some undergrowth..would have felt at home too.. ;) ) took a pic long after the start time of 17:00 when over 100 were there. sad actions for people who are 'not bothered' about VICS...
    Spend more time and effort checking up on and posting about VICS than when they were VICS fans - even neglecting their own families...get a life for goodness sake!!!
    And not 'suggesting' they enjoyed it - THEY DID ENJOY IT. don't fret over it, or go into meldown...we meet these VICS LEGENDS regularly as they are friends for life and not just on a footballing level.
    And pink shirts? The LEGENDS wore GREEN AND WHITE VICS shirts. So, wrong AGAIN.
    1874 say we want nothing to do with VICS...but announce rip-offs of retro VICS playing kit, and play in GREEN AND WHITE.
    You say you are creating your OWN memories.
    You really don't get it do you? Your blinkers are very good Jamo, you just pull what you want from replies and only reply to the bits you are comfortable with - have you ever considered a career in politics. 1874 owes its existence to Vics and their shambolic ruination of a former great little club - OF COURSE WE WEAR GREEN AND WHITE, WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE FACT OF OUR HERITAGE AS VICS FANS (the colours were chosen by our fans). Its just that Vics, to 95% of the fanbase, is dead, we have taken our soul (ie the fans) and restarted with a club to be proud of all over again. If you really want Vics to return the only way is for Jimmyboy to take a long walk into the sunset. Even then who the hell will seriously look at Vics as a going concern with their track record over the past 15 years? The green and white future of football for our town is 1874 and you bloody well know it, you are just can't bring yourself to admit that you made the wrong choice - Vics are hated in the football world by those who know and care enough - not for their style of football, but for their lack of morality. Personally I couldn't give a hoot about how many went to this non event. You are as usual are missing the point. I find it absolutely amazing that you and your colleagues still support Mr Rushe even from behind the pretence of it being "Our Club". It's not your club its his, as he has stated many times.He has done nothing for Vics - dropped 3 leagues and lost a state of the art stadium all in the space of seven years. Some going.
    If you want to talk about the legends match why don't you do it on your Manchester club's forum? Or is it still "down for maintenance"?

    Dave, The reason I would guess that the Guardian don't cover "Northwich" Victoria is because they are not based in Mid-Cheshire, haven't been for a while now and show absolutely no intention of ever returning other than the words of an untrustworthy individual. They are the pariahs of Non-league especially when you look at the many other clubs who have made the hard decision to either fold because they couldn't afford or drop down to a level they can afford, ask yourself how Vics manage it on crowds of less than 100 (and they are less than 100) with rent and bills to pay with a bankrupt chairman in charge with no visible means of support - where is their money coming from?"
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1874 Northwich to be promoted to North West Counties League top flight after rival club resigns

Mike Brandon and 1874 Northwich will line up in the North West Counties League's Premier Division from next season. Picture: ANNIE HILDITCH

Mike Brandon and 1874 Northwich will line up in the North West Counties League's Premier Division from next season. Picture: ANNIE HILDITCH

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Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

1874 NORTHWICH will play at a higher level next season after Formby, who had beaten them to a promotion place on goal difference, resigned from the North West Counties League.

The fans-run club, who finished third in Division One with the same points tally as the Squirrels behind champions Nelson, were offered a place in the Premier Division during a phone call from league secretary John Deal to chairman Paul Stockton on Saturday.

He accepted.

“We didn’t see it coming,” admitted Brian Edge, vice chairman at 1874 Northwich.

“Paul asked if I was sitting down when I answered the phone, so I immediately thought he was about to deliver bad news. I wasn’t expecting to hear what he said next.”

The league confirmed Formby’s situation in a statement.

But the Merseyside club, Division One champions in 2013, have yet to comment beyond a brief remark on one of their online social media accounts.

“We’re exhausting all our final options before we confirm anything 100 per cent,” it read.

“Expect a statement from us on Monday.”

Bacup and Rossendale Borough, who occupied the first relegation position in the Premier Division, have already been reprieved from the drop by the FA’s Leagues Committee following a reshuffle further up the non-league pyramid.

However league rules prevent a side finishing bottom of the table, in this case Wigan Robin Park, from benefitting in the same way.

As a result, 1874 Northwich will fill the vacancy made by Formby’s exit.

Stockton said: “The league secretary doesn’t call out of season just for a chat, so I knew it was something significant after he left a message asking me to ring him.

“I wasn’t prepared for what he did say, mind!

“We were an own goal away from being promoted on the final day of the season, so had gone as close as we possibly could without going up.

“It’s what [manager] Ian [Street] and the players had worked so hard from the start to achieve.”

He told the Guardian that the club’s board would meet shortly to discuss in detail how being promoted will impact on their preparation for next season.

An open meeting for supporters, scheduled before today’s news, takes place at Lostock Social Club on Tuesday from 8pm.

What do you think? How will the team fare in the Premier Division next season? Add a comment below.

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