Accrington Stanley’s chairman is Brian Potter

Ollie Irish

30th, April 2007

20060726_peter_kay.jpgSweet baby Jesus of Nazareth! Accrington Stanley secured League Two status with a thrilling 3-2 win against Paul Ince’s Macclesfield (who are in danger themselves of dropping out of the league) at the weekend. Most English football fans have a soft spot for Accrington, a traditional club whose name reeks of muddied nostalgia and half-time pies. I like them even more now that I’ve discovered their chairman Eric Whalley is a real-life Brian Potter, only without the wheelchair…
[Thanks to Pies’ reader Dom for this spot]

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