35 Facts About Tranmere Rovers

1. Tranmere Rovers came into the game with the sixth-best home record in the division and began on the front foot, seeing shots from Ben Pringle and top scorer Oliver Norwood go off-target in the early exchanges.

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2. Tranmere Rovers were finding their opponents a tough nut to crack but just before half-time Schofield prevented Ben Barclay from scoring an own goal with another full-stretch save.

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3. Tranmere Rovers took their chance from close range, with the offside flag staying down for Norwood to poke past Scott Brown.

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4. Tranmere Rovers have welcomed Bayern Munich to Prenton Park today ahead of the German side's battle with Liverpool this evening.

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5. Tranmere Rovers slipped to 18th in the league, their lowest ever league position.

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6. Tranmere Rovers finished sixth, one place outside the play-off zone, in Gary Brabin's first season.

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7. Tranmere Rovers is home to the UK's last remaining resident cinema organist, Dave Nicholas, who currently plays for the classic movie evenings at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

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8. Tranmere Rovers now plays in nearby Prenton but has kept the name.

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9. Tranmere Rovers is best known for its football club, Tranmere Rovers FC.

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10. Tranmere Rovers is made up of industrial buildings and Victorian terraced houses, although it has seen a significant amount of property development recently.

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11. Tranmere Rovers is situated on the eastern side of the Wirral Peninsula, at the western side of the River Mersey.

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12. Tranmere Rovers contains one of the largest and most expensive World War II air raid shelters in the country.

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13. Tranmere Rovers was absorbed into the County Borough of Birkenhead in 1877 and became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in 1974, on creation of the county of Merseyside.

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14. Until the early 19th century, Tranmere Rovers was the second most populous settlement in Wirral, with a population of 353 in 1801, centred mainly in the area of what is Church Road and the nearby hamlet of Hinderton.

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15. At the 2001 Census, the population of Tranmere Rovers was 11,668.

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16. Tranmere Rovers is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England.

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17. Tranmere Rovers moved to their current home Prenton Park in 1912.

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18. Tranmere Rovers claimed their first ever Championship in the Football League in 1938 when a tally of 56 points was enough to capture the Division Three title and a place in Division Two for the first time.

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19. Tranmere Rovers came out with more purpose after the break and Norwood smashed home Ollie Banks' cross, but though they pushed hard for an equaliser, Swindon held on for all three points.

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20. Tranmere Rovers was replaced by Gary Brabin, whose contract was in turn ended in September 2016.

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21. Tranmere Rovers led them to a victory in the League Trophy, and from the bottom of the Fourth Division to reach the play-offs for promotion to the Premier League on three occasions.

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22. Tranmere Rovers had a fierce rivalry with Wallasey-based near neighbours New Brighton until the latter club failed to be re-elected to the Football League in 1951.

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23. Tranmere Rovers played their first matches at Steeles Field in Birkenhead but, in 1887, they bought a new site from Tranmere Rugby Club.

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24. Tranmere Rovers responded to this defeat by winning 8 out of their next 9 games, finishing the season as National League runners up for the second time in as many years.

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25. Tranmere Rovers reached the play-offs in three successive seasons missing out on promotion to the newly formed Premier League through defeat to Swindon Town in 1993, Leicester City in 1994, and Reading in 1995.

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26. Tranmere Rovers were the surprise stars of the event, beating Division One Wimbledon and Newcastle United before losing on penalties to eventual winners Nottingham Forest.

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27. Tranmere Rovers went on to make more than 500 league appearances for Rovers in a 17-year period.

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28. Tranmere Rovers strengthened Tranmere's connections with local rivals Liverpool by recruiting several former teammates such as Ian St John, and bringing in Bill Shankly in a consultancy role.

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29. Tranmere Rovers certainly missed their captain, and were relegated to Division Four for the first time in 1961.

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30. Tranmere Rovers rejoined the peacetime Football League in Division Three North and stayed there until the 1958 restructuring of the football league's lower divisions.

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31. Tranmere Rovers won their first championship in the Football League in 1938 with victory in Division Three North and, hence, promotion to Division Two for the first time.

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32. Tranmere Rovers played 30 games for Rovers, scoring 27 goals, before being transferred to Everton for £3,000.

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33. Tranmere Rovers won the Lancashire Combination Championship in 1914 and Stan Rowlands became the first Tranmere player to receive an international cap when he was selected to play for Wales.

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34. In 1886, Tranmere Rovers entered their first competition: the Liverpool and District Challenge Cup; in 1889, they entered the West Lancashire League.

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35. Tranmere Rovers played their first matches at Steeles Field in Birkenhead.

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