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THE RISE AND RISE OF SCOTS GREY FC

IT'S 19 years since Steve 'Ozzie' Osborne and one or two mates, most notably Stuart Offiler, sat down in the pub one day and decided to form a football club. The rest is history.

They started life as Lord Nelson at the very bottom of the Sunday-football scale – Division Five of the Notts Combination.

Changing their name to Cock And Bulwell, they shot through the Combination divisions before becoming Scots Grey in time for a switch to the Notts Sunday Morning League in 1999.

Offiler left the club after five years but Osborne remained, guiding them through their meteoric rise as player, manager, secretary and treasurer.

After the shutdown of the Scots Grey pub on Main Street, the club moved their headquarters to the nearby Three Crowns. They are now based at the Framesmiths Arms, better known as ‘The Monkey’, also on Main Street.

As Greys prepare for the pinnacle at Anfield on Sunday, here’s a complete check on their remarkable roll of honour as a club:

NOTTS COMBINATION

1990/91: Division Five mid-table, league cup semi-finalists.

1991/92: Division Five champions, league cup semi-finalists.

1992/93: Division Four champions.

1993/94: Division Two champions, league cup semi-finalists.

1994/95: Division One champions, intermediate county cup semi-finalists.

1995/96: Premier Division champions, league cup runners-up.

1996/97: Premier Division runners-up, league cup semi-finalists.

1997/98: Premier Division mid-table.

1998/99: Premier Division champions, league cup runners-up.

NOTTS SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE

1999/00: Senior Division One runners-up, league cup semi-finalists, intermediate county cup semi-finalists.

2000/01: Senior Division One champions, league cup winners, intermediate county cup runners-up.

2001/02: Premier Division Three champions; senior county cup runners-up.

2002/03: Premier Division One champions; league cup semi-finalists, senior county cup semi-finalists.

2003/04: Premier Premier Division runners-up, league cup semi-finalists, senior county cup semi-finalists.

2004/05: Premier Premier Division champions, league cup winners, senior county cup winners.

2005/06: Premier Premier Division champions, league cup winners, senior county cup winners.

2006/07: Premier Premier Division champions, league cup winners, senior county cup winners.

2007/08: Premier Premier Division champions, league cup winners, senior county cup runners-up, Midland Cup winners.

 
 
 

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