Have I been here before?
No. Was on holiday for last season’s fixture. I said I’d go if we were still in the godforsaken pits of League Two. We aren’t, but Accrington’s unexpected romp to the League Two title last year has given me another opportunity to visit.
An industrial town just outside of Blackburn. Famous only for its football team Accrington Stanley. In turn Accrington Stanley are only famous for being the butt of the joke in an 80s milk commercial starring Scouse children.
Stanley’s recent success on the pitch has rather scuppered the joke, as playing professional football for a third tier side isn’t too shabby. Well out of reach of most Liverpudlian children, regardless of their milk consumption.
Maybe it was just the grey drizzly morning, but there was just an overwhelming vibe of misery from the place.