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Bangor City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Bangor) is a Welsh football club from the City of Bangor, Gwynedd. They currently play in the Cymru North on the second level of the Welsh football league system, and host games at Nantporth, known for sponsorship purposes as The EUROGOLD Stadium.

Bangor City
Bangor City FC Logo.png
Full nameBangor City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Citizens
Founded1876; 143 years ago (1876)
(as Bangor Football Club)
GroundNantporth, Bangor
Capacity3,000 (1,100 seated)
ChairmanStephen James Vaughan
ManagerStephen James Vaughan
LeagueCymru North
2018–19Cymru Alliance, 4th
WebsiteClub website

Founded in 1876, Bangor City have been founder members of the North Wales Coast League, the Welsh National League, the North Wales Combination, the Welsh League (North), the Northern Premier League, the Alliance Premier League and the League of Wales, as well as playing in the inaugural Welsh Cup. The team has won the Welsh Cup eight times and the Welsh Premier League three, as well as taking part in European competitions.

The club's home colours have traditionally been royal blue shirts, royal blue shorts and royal blue socks, although over the years home colours have varied to include royal blue and yellow[1] and scarlet and Royal blue.[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Pre-League of Wales era (1876–1992)Edit

Bangor City F.C. is one of Wales' older football clubs, and has played in European football, the English pyramid system and the Cymru Premier.

Bangor was a founding member of the North Wales Coast League in 1893, the Welsh National League in 1921, the North Wales Combination in 1930, the Welsh League (North) in 1935, the Northern Premier League in 1968, the Alliance Premier League (now Football Conference) in 1979, and in 1992 the League of Wales.

In the 1961–62 season, Bangor City won the Welsh Cup, and consequently entered in the European Cup Winners' Cup for the first time. In the first round, Bangor was drawn against the Italian Cup winners, Napoli. In the first leg, played at Farrar Road, Bangor won 2–0; three weeks later, in front of a crowd of 80,000 in Naples, the result was 3–1 in Napoli's favour. A playoff had to be played, at Arsenal's Highbury Stadium, in London and AS Napoli won 2–1.

At the end of 1977–78 when Southport was relegated from the English Football League Fourth Division, Bangor City, Boston United and Wigan Athletic were considered for promotion instead. Due to Wigan Athletic having installed crush barriers, Bangor missed out on promotion.

In 1979–80 Bangor City was invited to compete in the Alliance Premier League, which would become the English game's de facto fifth division.

On 12 May 1984 Bangor became the first Welsh club to play at Wembley since Cardiff in 1927, when reaching the FA Trophy final against Northwich Victoria. The match finished 1–1. The replay was played in Stoke's Victoria Ground and Bangor lost 2–1.

In 1985 Bangor City was back in the ECWC, in the first round drawn against the Norwegian Football Cup winners, Fredrikstad. The first leg in Norway was a 1–1 draw, while the return leg in Bangor was a 0–0 draw, resulting in Bangor progressing to the second round, where the club was drawn against the Spanish side Atlético Madrid. The first leg in Bangor was won 2–0 by Atlético. In the return leg in Madrid, Bangor lost 1–0.

The captain of Bangor that season was midfielder Mark Palios, who later became chief executive of the English Football Association during 2004–05.

Early League of Wales years (1992–2007)Edit

In 1994 as League of Wales Champions, Bangor City entered the UEFA Cup. They were drawn against the Icelandic champions, IA Akranes. Akranes won the tie 4–1.

In 1995 Bangor City retained the League of Wales championship and this time drew the Polish champions Widzew Łódź in the preliminary round of the UEFA Cup. Łódź triumphed over Bangor City, winning 4–0 in Bangor and 1–0 in Łódź.

In 1998 Bangor were back in the Cup Winners' Cup, having won the Welsh Cup under the management of Graeme Sharp. Between winning the Welsh Cup and playing their opponents, FC Haka, the manager and most of the team had left, so new manager John King had to put together a completely new side, a week before the start of the Welsh football season (and three-quarters of the way through the Finnish football season). Bangor were beaten 3–0 on aggregate.

In 2006 the club made it to the Welsh Cup final where they were beaten by Rhyl 2–0 at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground.

Powell years (2007–2016)Edit

The club won back the Welsh Cup in 2008 defeating Llanelli 4–2 after extra time at Latham Park, Newtown. Victory in the Welsh Cup meant that Bangor had again qualified for Europe and in the following seasons Uefa cup they were drawn to face FC Midtjylland of Denmark. The tie saw Bangor beaten 10–1 on aggregate.

Bangor ended the 2008–09 season with yet more silverware as they retained the Welsh Cup by defeating Aberystwyth Town 2–0 in a match held at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli.

The 2008–09 Welsh Cup success meant that Bangor participated in the inaugural Europa League competition at the start of the 2009–10 season. They were drawn to face Honka Espoo in the second qualifying round and were eliminated at the first hurdle losing 3–0 on aggregate.

Bangor made it three Welsh Cup wins in a row in 2009–10 with a 3–2 success against Port Talbot in the Welsh Cup Final,[2] again held at Llanelli.

In the 2010–11 Europa League campaign, Bangor City were drawn against Honka Espoo. They overcame the Finnish side in the Europa League second qualifying round with a 3–2 aggregate scoreline.[3] Bangor succumbed to Portuguese side Marítimo in the third qualifying round. Marítimo won 10–3 on aggregate.

The 2010–11 season marked a significant change in the set-up of the Welsh Premiership, with Bangor one of the 12 sides (down from 18) contesting the championship. They won their opening 15 games of the season, eventually winning their first league title in 16 years on the final day of the season. This was achieved by beating TNS, 1–0.

By winning their competitive league, they were involved in the 2011–12 Champions League campaign. Bangor City were against HJK Helsinki in the second qualifying round but lost 3–0 at home. In the away fixture, Bangor City were beaten 10–0 in the game and 13–0 on aggregate. Bangor finished second in 2011-12's Welsh Premiership, keeping in contention for the title until the final game of the season, a decider against TNS who won the league.

In July 2012 Bangor City forward Les Davies made the 32-man longlist for UEFA's best player in Europe award.[4][5][6][7]

2012–13 began with a 0–0 home draw against Moldovan side FC Zimbru Chisnau in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League, first qualifying round. The Citizens lost the away leg 2–1 to bow out. City finishing third in the league, losing the Welsh Cup Final 3–1 after extra time to Prestatyn Town and then being defeated days later in the European playoffs by Bala Town.

Bangor finished fourth in 2013–14. The team did qualify for 2014–15 Europa League but lost 8–0 on aggregate to Icelandic side Stjarnan. It heralded a slide during which the side was in real danger of relegation for much of the season. The team stayed up in tenth position. 2015–16 was another struggle for the blues, who ended up in ninth place.

In June 2016 it was announced that a Cheshire-based consortium[8] was to take over, promising large investment in the team, plus ground improvements.

On 25 July 2016 Neville Powell was sacked, according to a statement released by the club.

Decline under the VaughansEdit

In August 2016 Andy Legg was appointed manager of the club.[9] His departure in November 2016 due to his inability to commit to a full-time contract[10] paved the way for Ian Dawes.[11] However, with Welsh Premiership licensing rules stating that every club's head coach/manager must have, or be in the process of attaining, the UEFA Pro Coaching Licence[12] and in the absence of such a qualification, Dawes was gone by March 2017.[13] Gary Taylor-Fletcher then became player-manager.

In May 2017, Kevin Nicholson was named as manager with Gary Taylor-Fletcher as assistant.[14] Nicholson holds the UEFA Pro licence.[15]

In 2016 a company called VSM (Vaughan Sports Management), which became the main shirt sponsors of the club, took over the club. Although convicted criminal[16] Stephen Vaughan Sr. was present at the launch of the new ownership, the new chairman Ivor Jenkins insisted that Vaughan – who is banned from being a company director – was not involved with running the club.[17] Fellow criminal[18] and son, Stephen Vaughan Jr. was later appointed as Director of Football and a coach at the club.[19]

On 26 April 2018 the FAW Club Licensing Appeals Body decided to revoke the club's Tier 1 and UEFA license due to not meeting financial criteria [20] meaning that they would automatically drop down to the second level of Welsh football the next season and would not be able to compete for a place in the following season's Europa League.[21]

In June 2018 Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs issued up a second winding up petition against the club.[22] This was later dismissed as the tax owed had been paid, albeit late.[23]

In October 2018 the club' auditors, the accountancy firm Salisbury resigned, with a public letter citing 11 points of concern in relation to how the club's owners were managing the club's financial affairs.[24] These concerns included gaps in the clubs' accounts, missing financial documents and around a lack adequate documentation received in relation to cash shares totalling £258,000. The BBC reported that "Those concerns relate to the transfer of 25,800 shares to the company Vaughan Sports Management Ltd, a move which gave the firm significant control of the club".[25]

On 28 January 2019 the club was locked out of their ground and visited by bailiffs over unpaid water and electricity bills.[26] The team then had to play at Llandudno's Maesdu Park and Conwy Borough's Y Morfa until the bills were paid.[27]

In March 2019, Vaughan Jnr returned to the club as Chairman, having formerly been both Director of Football and interim Manager at the club.[28]

In May 2019 the club were found in breach of various league and FAW regulations by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), fined and docked 42 points from their 2018–19 Cymru Alliance points total. The club had until 29 May 2019 to appeal against these findings.[29] Should the appeal be unsuccessful the club will be relegated to Tier 3 of the Welsh league structure for the 2019–20 season. The club was also left facing a transfer embargo until 31 December 2019 and was facing a third winding up order from HMRC over further unpaid tax.[30] The club and the FAW confirmed that an appeal had been lodged.[31] The FAW confirmed on 5 June that the club were unable to appeal against the FAW Panel's decision to place a transfer embargo on the club as the deadline for an appeal had lapsed - and as such the club was suspended from registering any professional players (or renewing current contracts) with immediate effect up to and including 31 December 2019.[32] The appeal date was set for the 18 June[33] where the original points deduction was nullified.[34] The FAW confirmed that at the meeting the appeal panel took the decision to adjourn the hearing until 24 June 2019, at which point the panel would be reconvened to consider the appeal submitted by the club.[35] The appeal found the club guilty of most of the original charges and issued revised penalties including a reduced 21 point reduction, which meant the club remained in the second tier on goal difference.[36]

In June 2019 it was reported that the club had avoided the winding up order by paying the outstanding debt in full.[37] However on 5 August of that year Bangor were suspended from playing competitive matches pending an arbitration hearing on 16 August following allegations that they fielded an ineligible player the previous season.[38]On 16 August 2019, Bangor City won their appeal against the FAW in Birmingham and were reinstated the 21 points that were originally deducted from them in the 2018–19 Cymru Alliance season.[39]

StadiumEdit

Maes-y-Dref (1876–1919)Edit

When the club was first founded, Bangor played their home games on a small field called Maes-y-Dref in the Hirael area of the City. However, visiting teams often protested about the condition of the playing area and the cramped conditions.[40] Despite this Bangor remained at their Maes-y-Dref ground until being evicted to make way for allotments in 1919. Residential housing now stands on the site.

Farrar Road (1919–2011)Edit

Needing to fulfill their home fixtures in the league the club used the Bangor Cricket Club ground at Farrar Road. The Farrar Road ground served as home to the club for many years afterwards and has hosted two Welsh Senior Cup Finals, in 1928 and 1953. The ground has also hosted various other domestic finals and tournaments over the years. Bangor played their last match at Farrar Road, a 5–3 win over Prestatyn Town, on 27 December 2011 before moving to Nantporth. An Asda supermarket now stands on the site.

Nantporth (2012–)Edit

The new stadium is away from the city centre, at the University's former Nantporth playing field near the Menai Strait. The stadium was completed in January 2012, the first game took place on 24 January, where Bangor hosted local neighbours Caernarfon Wanderers, the score ended 6–1 to the Citizens. In July 2012 Nantporth played host to Bangor City's first European game at Bangor for 14 years; 1022 people attended to watch Bangor City take on FC Zimbru of Moldova. Starting in 2012–13 the ground became known officially as "The Book People Stadium" after a three-year deal with the literary company.[41] The new ground hosted its first competitive international on 13 August 2013 as Wales U21 lost 5–1 to Finland U21,[42] the first U21 international held in Bangor since 1983. Nantporth has hosted various other Welsh youth and schools matches and also gone on to host more Wales U21 games.[43] In August 2015 Bangor University announced that a new partnership had been agreed with the club, announcing the new name of the ground as Bangor University Stadium.[44]

ColoursEdit

Kit evolutionEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
Early years
 
 
 
 
 
 
1890's
[45]
 
 
 
 
 
December 1900 v Oswestry
[46]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turn of the 20th century
 
 
 
 
 
20th century
[47]
 
 
 
 
 
20th / 21st century
 
 
 
 
 
 
2003–04
 
 
 
 
 
2004–07
 
 
 
 
 
2008–present

Kit manufacturers and sponsorsEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2003–04 ? Pentraeth Group
2004–05 Nike
2005–06 JLS
2006–07 Puma Audi
2007–08 Pentraeth Group
2008–09 Suzuki
2009–11 VW Pentraeth
2011–13 Macron
2013–15 Kia Pentraeth
2015–16 Dafydd Hardy (Home)

Anglesey Sea Zoo (Away)

2016–17 Uhlsport Vaughan Sports Management
2017–19 Kappa
2019-Present Erreà[48] EUROGOLD

SupportEdit

Supporters' AssociationEdit

Formed in 2001, the Bangor City Football Club Supporters' Association (or BCFCSA) is independent of the club itself but its representatives are members of the management board,[49] giving the fans a voice in the running of Bangor City. The association has been responsible for raising almost £70,000[50] for the club since its inception and regularly arranges travel for fans to away matches. BCFCSA membership is open to all supporters of Bangor City.

In April 2019 the Supporters Association voted overwhelmingly to create a breakaway club in order to protect football in the city from the Vaughan's. They stated, “We want fans to reconnect with each other and restore the pride and feeling of being a supporter of our historic club. The new club is a creative and positive solution for an ever-changing and precarious situation. We are not disowning Bangor City FC or its history, the club is OURS, it belongs to the fans and local community. “Owners” will come and go but the people remain. Keep the faith.”[51] The new club, named Bangor 1876, were accepted into the Gwynedd League for the 2019/20 season.[52]

RivalriesEdit

Bangor City's main rivalries are with Caernarfon Town and Rhyl.

Biggest attendancesEdit

Competition Attendance Opponent Season Result
Cymru Premier 2,593   Prestatyn Town 2011–12 5–3
Cymru Alliance 739   Porthmadog 2018–19 1–2
Welsh Cup 12,000   Cardiff City 1927–28 0–2
UEFA Champions League 1,189   HJK Helsinki 2011–12 0–3
UEFA Europa League 1,022   Zimbru Chișinău 2012–13 0–0
UEFA Cup1 3,426   ÍA Akranes 1994–95 1–2
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup2 12,000   Napoli 1962–63 2–0
UEFA Intertoto Cup2 1,032   Gloria Bistriţa 2003 0–1
UEFA Europa League 1,089   Lyngby BK 2017–18 0–3
Friendly 2,567   Liverpool FC U23 2017–18 0–3

AcademyEdit

Bangor City has youth sides at U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and U19 level.[53] The U19 side compete in the Welsh Premier U19 League.[54]

Club officialsEdit

As of 9 July 2019[55]

Management boardEdit

  • Chairman: Stephen James Vaughan
  • Honorary President: Gwyn Pierce Owen
  • Club Accountant: DBS Corporate
  • Directors: William Henry Adamson & Stephen James Vaughan[56]
  • General Manager: Luke Purcell
  • Secretary: Paul Grindley
  • Director of Youth Development:
  • Media Officer: Elliot Foster[57]
  • Director of Football: Max Leghissa[58]

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Stephen James Vaughan[59]
Assistant manager   David Mannix[59]
First-team Coach   Luke Purcell[59]
Goalkeeper Coach Vacant
Therapist   Nathan Sullivan
Child Welfare Officer   Myrddyn Hughes

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1962–63 European Cup Winners' Cup PR   Napoli 2–0 1–3 3–31
1985–86 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Fredrikstad 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
2R   Atlético Madrid 0–2 0–1 0–3
1994–95 UEFA Cup PR   ÍA Akranes 1–2 0–2 1–4
1995–96 UEFA Cup PR   Widzew Łódź 0–4 0–1 0–5
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR   FC Haka 0–2 0–1 0–3
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR   Halmstads BK 0–7 0–4 0–11
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR   Smederevo 1–0 0–2 1–2
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Gloria Bistriţa 0–1 2–5 2–6
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Dinaburg FC 1–2 0–2 1–4
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q   FC Midtjylland 1–6 0–4 1–10
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Honka Espoo 0–1 0–2 0–3
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Honka Espoo 2–1 1–1 3–2
3Q   Marítimo 1–2 2–8 3–10
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2Q   HJK Helsinki 0–3 0–10 0–13
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Zimbru Chișinău 0–0 1–2 1–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Stjarnan 0–4 0–4 0–8
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Lyngby 0–3 0–1 0–4
Notes
  • Note 1: Napoli won playoff game 2–1 at Highbury, London.
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1R: First round
  • 2R: Second round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

CupsEdit

 
The Welsh Cup is the second oldest national trophy in world football. Above, on display before Bangor City's victory over Cymru Premier rivals Llanelli in the 2008 final at Latham Park, Newtown.

History in domestic competitionsEdit

Since the formation of the League of Wales in 1992.

Season League Position Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Welsh Cup League Cup
1992–93 League of Wales 5th 38 19 7 12 77 58 +19 64 Fourth round First round
1993–94 League of Wales 1st 38 26 5 7 82 26 +56 83 Semi-finals Runners-up
1994–95 League of Wales 1st 38 27 7 4 96 26 +70 88 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
1995–96 League of Wales 4th 40 21 6 13 72 65 +7 69 Third round First round
1996–97 League of Wales 8th 40 20 5 15 82 62 +20 65 Third round Runners-up
1997–98 League of Wales 6th 38 20 8 10 72 54 +18 68 Winners Runners-up
1998–99 League of Wales 11th 32 11 6 15 44 49 –5 39 Third round Semi-finals
1999–2000 League of Wales 9th 34 15 3 16 56 61 –5 48 Winners Runners-up
2000–01 League of Wales 14th 34 10 7 17 56 84 –28 37 Quarter-finals First round
2001–02 League of Wales 3rd 34 21 6 7 83 38 +45 69 Runners-up Quarter-finals
2002–03 Welsh Premier League 3rd 34 22 5 7 75 34 +41 71 Quarter-finals Runners-up
2003–04 Welsh Premier League 6th 32 16 6 10 72 47 +25 54 Second round Semi-finals
2004–05 Welsh Premier League 3rd 34 20 7 7 73 44 +29 67 Fourth round First round
2005–06 Welsh Premier League 9th 34 14 3 17 51 54 –3 45 Runners-up First round
2006–07 Welsh Premier League 9th 32 14 6 12 55 47 +8 48 Third round First round
2007–08 Welsh Premier League 5th 34 15 10 9 62 31 +31 55 Winners Semi-finals
2008–09 Welsh Premier League 6th 34 16 7 11 58 40 +18 55 Winners Runners-up
2009–10 Welsh Premier League 5th 34 19 6 9 75 45 +30 63 Winners First round
2010–11 Welsh Premier League 1st 32 22 4 6 80 44 +36 70 Runners-up Semi-finals
2011–12 Welsh Premier League 2nd 32 22 3 7 72 45 +27 69 Third round Second round
2012–13 Welsh Premier League 3rd 32 14 9 9 65 53 +12 51 Runners-up Second round
2013–14 Welsh Premier League 4th 32 14 6 12 47 50 –3 48 Fourth round First round
2014–15 Welsh Premier League 10th 32 9 8 15 48 62 –14 35 Quarter-finals Third round
2015–16 Welsh Premier League 9th 32 13 6 13 49 52 –3 45 Third round First round
2016–17 Welsh Premier League 4th 32 16 4 12 53 55 –2 52 Quarter-finals Third round
2017–18 Welsh Premier League 2nd 32 19 3 10 49 32 +17 60 Semi-finals Second round
2018–19 Cymru Alliance 4th 30 16 3 11 68 48 +20 51 Fourth round First round

Biggest victories and lossesEdit

  • Biggest win: 14–0 v. CPD Gwalchmai in 2013
  • Biggest defeat: 0–12 v. Everton Reserves in the 1930s.
  • Biggest League of Wales win: 9–0 v. Haverfordwest County in 1994.
  • Biggest League of Wales defeat: 1–9 v. The New Saints in 2014.
  • Biggest European Competition win: 2–0 v.   Napoli, 5 September 1962.
  • Biggest European Competition defeat: 0–10 v.   HJK Helsinki, 19 July 2011.

Managerial historyEdit

Dates Name Notes
1876–28 Unknown
1928–??   Sydney Beaumont
1932–35   Len Davies
1935–36   Harry Hadley
1937–39   David Pratt Manager until the outbreak of World War II
1948–52   George Richardson
1952–57   Roland Depear
1957–67   T. G. Jones
1967–70   Mick McGrath
1970   Ken Barnes
1970–72   John Doherty
1972–74   Alex Smith Player-manager
1974–75   Dick Jones
1975   Barry Ashworth Caretaker player-manager
1975–76   Roy Rees
1976–78   Dave Elliott
1978–79   Stuart Mason Player-manager
1979–80   Stan Storton
1980–81   Colin Hawkins
1981–84   Dave Elliott
1984–86   John Mahoney
1986–??   John Aspinall
19??–??   Kevin Mooney
19??–89   Brian Owen
1989–92   John Mahoney
1992   Ernie Walley
1992–93   Paul Rowlands
1993–96   Nigel Adkins
1996   Bryan Griffiths
1996–97   Kevin Langley
1997–98   Graeme Sharp
1998   Johnny King
1998–99   Lee Williams
1999–2001   Meirion Appleton
2001–05   Peter Davenport
2005–06   Mel Jones Caretaker manager
2006   Clayton Blackmore
2006–07   Steve Bleasdale
July 2007–25 July 2016   Neville Powell
1 August 2016–22 November 2016   Andy Legg
24 November 2016–29 March 2017   Ian Dawes
29 March 2017–22 May 2017   Gary Taylor-Fletcher Caretaker player-manager
22 May 2017–May 2018   Kevin Nicholson
May 2018–19 October 2018   Craig Harrison
19 October 2018–25 November 2018   Stephen James Vaughan Caretaker
27 November 2018–7 May 2019   Gary Taylor-Fletcher
5 July 2019–Present   Stephen James Vaughan[59]

Notable former playersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. a Prior to 2002 the Cymru Premier was known as the League of Wales.
  2. a Between 2002 and 2019 the Cymru Premier was known as the Welsh Premier League.
  3. b Originally known as North Wales Coast Senior Cup.

ReferencesEdit

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