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Fleetwood Town now 15 unbeaten in League One

Fleetwood stretched their unbeaten run to 15 games as they battled to hard-fought 2-1 win over play-off rivals Bradford City at Highbury.

Second half goals from Devante Cole and Conor McLaughlin sealed a superb comeback to stun the West Yorkshire side.

Head coach Uwe Rosler made four changes to the goalless draw at home to Rochdale as Cole, Markus Schwabl, Cameron Brannagan and McLaughlin were brought into the starting line up.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Outstanding Town defeat Bradford at Highbury‘ story.

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Happy New Year from the Chairman

Firstly, I’d like to wish all Fleetwood Town fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As a club we end the year in fantastic condition on and off the field, something we should all be very proud of. While on-the-field the first half of 2016 wasn’t up to the standards we expect, off-the-field we made major steps forward with the completion of our £9m training complex at Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Complex. The facility is something which will become a major part of our strategy going forward and hopefully will become my best ever investment at Fleetwood Town.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘New Year’s message from Andy Pilley‘ story.

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BES Utilities raises money for Brian House

Staff at Fleetwood based energy and telecom supplier, BES Utilities, put on their festive jumpers to support local charity, Brian House Children’s Hospice.

As well as ditching their suits and ties in favour of Christmas knitwear, employees also transformed the BES offices into a winter wonderland as part of their annual desk decorating competition, managing to raise an impressive £500 for their chosen charity.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Fylde coast energy firm’s festive fundraiser‘ story.

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Ash Hunter is statistically better than Ronaldo

Cod Army hotshot Ash Hunter is statistically better than Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Andy said: “His goals per minute ratio is exceptional. I’d be very surprised if anyone in League One has a better ratio over the last 18 months.

“He is a player we have really high hopes for. He has clearly got something.”

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Stats prove our Ash is deadlier than Ronaldo‘ story.

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Billy Crellin agrees three-year professional deal

Fleetwood Town are delighted to announce Billy Crellin has agreed a three-year professional contract with the club. The young goalkeeper has been rewarded for his superb form for the U18s with a long-term deal keeping him at Highbury until at least the summer of 2020.

On the news, Andy Pilley said: “We are delighted to have secured the services of Billy for three years, he’s a player we are all really excited by at the club.

“What’s just as exciting is that Billy is a Fleetwood lad and a Fleetwood Town supporter, I’m sure the fans will be delighted to see one of their own signing professional terms for the club.”

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Keeper agrees three-year professional deal‘ story.

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Vardy’s last hat-trick

The last time Jamie Vardy bagged a hat-trick was against Ebbsfleet in the Conference back in his Fleetwood days.

Andy remembers well that day in February 2012 — and recalls one of his treble was akin to David Beckham’s famous halfway line goal for Manchester United against Wimbledon.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Revealed: Jamie Vardy’s previous hat-trick included a David Beckham-like ‘halfway line goal’‘ story.

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EFL cancels talks over 100-team plan for 5 divisions

Plans for a shake-up of English football to create 100 teams in five divisions have been cancelled after talks between the English Football League and the Football Association broke down.

Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley:”Delighted to see EFL ‘Whole Game Solution’ proposal shelved. It’s not broken so leave it alone.”

To read the full story, visit the original ‘English Football League cancels talks over 100-team plan for five divisions‘ story.

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“We’re building a relationship with Southport”

Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley has said that the club is now building a closer relationship with Southport after an ‘intense rivalry’ six years ago.

The two sides play each other in the FA Cup first round on Monday night, the first time they have ever met in the competition. Fleetwood are now a Sky Bet League One side and a Southport win could potentially be described as a giant-killing, something that seemed unimaginable less than 10 years ago.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Fleetwood Town chairman: ‘We’re building a relationship with Southport’‘ story.

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