Gordon Banks, England’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper has died aged 81. A real hero to everyone here at Jammy Toast and regarded as one of the game’s greatest goalies, Banks was named FIFA goalkeeper of the year six times and earned 73 caps for England. He is perhaps best known for his wonder save from Pele during the 1970 World Cup against Brazil. Born in Sheffield, he won the League Cup with Stoke and Leicester, before retiring in 1973. “It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight,” his family said. “We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him.”
Hi everyone, Happy New Year and I hope you had a fabulous festive season. I am pleased to announce that I will be staying on at Jammy Toast and will not be transferred over to the Renault Bears website – they couldn’t afford the transfer fee. Back to football; Tranmere lost ground in the promotion race on Tuesday after failing to make their superiority pay in a 1-1 draw at Macclesfield. The first half was dominated by Tranmere who will be kicking themselves at only scoring once and conceding nine minutes later from Macclesfield’s first real attack.
Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Tranmere Rovers moved to within two points of a place of the League Two play-off spots with a Boxing Day win over Morecambe. Micky Mellon’s hosts led after three minutes when Connor Jennings’ deflected effort fell to Cole Stockton, who struck low from the left of the penalty area into the bottom left corner. Stockton then turned provider for Rovers’ second in the 29th minute.
Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Nicky Maynard’s ninth goal of the season helped gutsy Bury on their way to a deserved home victory against fellow promotion hopefuls Tranmere. Rovers certainly played their part, but James Norwood, in particular, was guilty of missing a number of gilt-edged opportunities. Bury went close early on as defender Chris Stokes nodded inches wide from Nicky Adams’ corner-kick. The hosts threatened again when Maynard forced Rovers’ keeper Scott Davies into a smart diving save.
Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Jon Stead was the hero as his second-half penalty earned Notts County their first league win since October as they claimed a 3-2 victory over Tranmere at Meadow Lane yesterday. Neal Ardley’s side had taken the lead when the imperious Stead rammed the ball home at the back post after he was superbly picked out by Dan Jones. But Rovers were quickly back on level terms when Jonathan Smith charged down the right before drifting into the box to bend a low shot beyond Ross Fitzsimons.
Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. So last Sunday afternoon National League North side Southport earned a reply against Tranmere thanks to a stunning long-range strike from Bradley Bauress. The semi-professional side, whose starting 11 featured an HGV driver, a teacher and a professional dog walker, fell behind after 18 minutes when Jonny Smith’s curling finish from outside the area put League Two Tranmere ahead. However, Bauress’ effort, struck 30 yards from goal, drew the teams level with 20 minutes remaining at Prenton Park.
Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Tranmere seriously got their backsides handed to them on a plate as Grimsby Town fought their way to their biggest win since 2016. Grimsby thrashed promotion hopefuls Tranmere 5-2 to ease their worries at the foot of League Two. Tranmere found themselves ahead early on as the ball skidded through nicely for James Norwood to latch onto, enabling him to chip over the onrushing James McKeown for his 14th league goal of the season.
Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. This Tuesday saw James Norwood’s superb season continue as he helped Tranmere safely progress into the second round of the FA Cup with a first-round replay win at Oxford City. Micky Mellon’s side can now look forward to hosting Southport in December, having eased past their National League South hosts.
Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. On Monday evening, Tranmere midfielder Connor Jennings claimed the North West Football Awards National League Player of the Year. The NWFA Awards, held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, is an annual awards ceremony which pays tribute to and recognises those who have achieved footballing excellence both on and off the field. Chairman Mark Palios, vice chairman Nicola Palios, first team manager Micky Mellon and Jennings were all in attendance as Tranmere were nominated for four awards including boss Mellon, who was in contention to win Manager of the Year, just to be pipped to the post by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Kabongo Tshimanga scored a stunning hat-trick for Oxford City but they were denied a major FA Cup upset by a late James Norwood goal in their draw at Tranmere. The National League South side fell behind to a first-half Connor Jennings goal but Tshimanga hit back either side of the break to put City in front. Micky Mellon made changes, bringing on Ben Tollitt and Johnny Smith in pursuit of more attacking width.