The Football League may not quite be in reach yet and a return to fully professional status will prove another challenge yet, but having seen their club meet public targets over the past few years, Stockport County supporters do finally have reason to believe in their future.February 22, 2019
In 1998, they finished eighth in the Championship and, despite suffering a series of relegations, had won promotion back to League One as recently as 2008. Unfortunately, before the beginning of the 2009-10 season, owing to a failure to service debts and meet tax obligations, the club were placed into administration, forcing the departure of several key players and the redundancy of manager Jim Gannon.
Unsurprisingly, Stockport would lose 36 of 41 matches during the following campaign, finishing bottom of League One. But there was worse to come. The club officially exited administration in 2010, having been rescued by a consortium known as The 2015 Group, which consisted of local business people and fans. Nevertheless, the 2010/11 season brought a second successive relegation and, with it, Stockport lost their Football League status after 106 years.