**** ON THE CITY!
- Mar 3, 2010
The original Lichfield City joined the Birmingham Combination in 1923, but left after two seasons. The modern club was established in 1970 as Lichfield Football Club and joined Division One B of the West Midlands (Regional) League in 1976. They were placed in Division One the following season when the league was reorganised and remained in the division until being relegated to Division Two at the end of the 1985–86 season. The club were Division Two runners-up in 1989–90, earning promotion back to Division One. In 1994 they were renamed Lichfield City. Their first season under the new name saw the club finish as runners-up in Division One, earning promotion to the Premier Division.
Despite finishing in mid-table in their first season in the Premier Division, Lichfield resigned from the league and became a Sunday league team. They returned to Saturday football when the club joined Division Three of the Midland Combination in 2008. Despite only finishing fifth in the division in 2008–09, they were promoted to Division Two. In 2010–11 the club won the league's Challenge Vase with a 2–1 win over Continental Star Reserves in the final. They also finished fourth in the division, earning promotion to Division One. Another fourth-place finish the following season led to them being promoted to the Premier Division.
In 2014 the Midland Combination merged with the Midland Alliance to form the Midland League, with Lichfield placed in Division One. And thats where our story begins..... Daniel Craythorne takes charge of Lichfield City in the 10th step of football and vows to take them as far as they can.
Best FA Cup performance: First qualifying round, 2019–20
Best FA Vase performance: Second round, 2016–17
2019/2020: FA Vase - N/A // Midlands Football League Division One - N/A
Lichfield City is the place I grew up. I played for all of their teams including their first team a few times before moving to Derby and its a team thats close to my heart. I'm aiming to take them as far as I can up the footballing ladder. They are currently amaterur and I will have a budget of absolutely nothing so will need to use free transfers as I prepapre to charge through the leagues. This is going to be the toughest challenge but its one I can't wait to get involved in. I'll be updating roughly one every month with results etc and will do my best to include any updates financially, with staff members or anything like that but I don't expect to have much of those now. I will use my Assistant Manager to help me find players who are worthy of our promotion push.
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