Tranmere Rovers

Factfile…

Nickname: The Whites

Founded: 1884

Manager: Keith Hill

Stadium: Prenton Park

Current league position: 4th 

Last season’s finish: 21st (Relegated from League One)

Current top scorer: James Vaughan (17 goals in all competitions)

FFV’s one for the future: Corey Blackett-Taylor

INTRODUCTION…

Tranmere Rovers are a club in Merseyside, England. Although this is an area that holds Everton and Liverpool, two of the most succesful English football clubs, Tranmere are succesful in their own right.

In the 1990s the club were promoted from the fourth all the way to the second division and fought in the playoffs for a place in the Premier League on three different occasions. The man who guided this team was Johnny King, he is rewarded with a stand named after him and a statue outside of the club’s car park.

The club had many great players in the ’90s, John Aldridge and Pat Nevin to name two. John Aldridge would soon guide the club to an amazing FA Cup run in 2000/01, beating Southampton at Prenton Park after being 3-0 down at half time.

After this, the Whites’travelled to Goodison Park and beat Everton 3-0. Although the Whites are nowhere near this quality at the present moment, you can find write-ups for the club above as Keith Hill aims to put wrongs to rights after being unfairly demoted to league two due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

There are many well-known football league names in the squad, veteran centre-half Peter Clarke and top-scorer James Vaughan to yet again name two.

 

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