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Bentley hails Murphy after Morecambe captain announces retirement

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has paid tribute to his former captain Peter Murphy after he was forced to retire.

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Alex Whitmore. Picture: Matt Rushton

Morecambe loanee Whitmore gets another year with Burnley

Former Morecambe loanee Alex Whitmore has had his Burnley contract extended for a further year.

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Ricky Mercer in action during Lancaster Citys win over Glossop North End that sealed the Evo-Stik First Division North title.

Lancaster City boss confident title winners can make step up

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown says there’s nothing sentimental about signing up seven of his title-winning squad.

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Phil Brown welcomes Oliver Wood to Lancaster City.

Striker Wood is Lancaster City’s third summer signing

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown has made highly-rated front man Oliver Wood his third summer signing.

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Morecambe FC's class of 2007. From left, Danny Carlton, Michael Twiss, Mark Lillis, David McNiven, Garry Hunter, Craig Stanley, Danny Adams, front, Jim Bentley, Garry Thompson and Wayne Curtis.

How Morecambe’s class of 2007 remember Wembley win 10 years on

Morecambe’s class of 2007 reflected on that iconic day at Wembley at a special 10th anniversary event at the Globe Arena.

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Garry Thompson, left, with Danny Carlton at the event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Morecambes Wembley win.

Bentley weighs up move for Wembley team mate Thompson

Jim Bentley says he’s got plenty to ponder when it comes to any sensational Morecambe return for Wembley hero Garry Thompson.

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Jim Bentley lifts the trophy at Wembley.

Morecambe boss Bentley wants more days like Wembley

Jim Bentley hopes Morecambe fans will be treated to more days like the Wembley win that sealed promotion to the Football League for the first time.

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Scott McTominay.

Lancaster’s McTominay makes first Manchester United start

Lancaster’s Scott McTominay admitted it was an “unbelievable feeling” to be handed his first Manchester United start on Sunday.

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Michael Twiss, Wayne Curtis, Jim Bentley and Craig Stanley at the Wembley reunion.

Morecambe fans and players relive Wembley triumph 10 years on

Morecambe fans relived the club’s greatest day on the 10th anniversary of the Shrimps’ promotion to the Football League at Wembley.

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Ryan Winder. Picture: Tony North

Title-winning trio staying with Lancaster City

Three of Lancaster City’s title-winning side have committed themselves to the club for next season.

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Danny  Carlton fires home Morecambe's winner at Wembley.

Ten years on: Our report from Morecambe’s Wembley win

Ten years on from Morecambe sealing promotion to the Football League at Wembley, we’re re-running Derek Quinn’s report from the 2-1 win over Exeter.

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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley.

Morecambe confirm first two friendlies

Morecambe have confirmed their first two pre-season friendlies.

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Morecambe Juniors 1955-56: back row from left, Ted Sutton, Mal Firth, Alex Smith, John Gregson, Les Entwhistle and Maurice Vickers. Front row from left, Rod Higham, Billy Baron, Stuart Oxley, Norman Wilson, John Morrell and Alan Palmer.

Legendary match reports from one of Morecambe’s leading Shrimps journalists

Historian Terry Ainsworth looks back on the late John Morrell, a former journalist at the Visitor whose match reports were described as “legendary.”

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Peter Murphy celebrates after scoring for the Shrimps at Doncaster.

Captain Murphy retires as Morecambe announce retained list

Morecambe captain Peter Murphy has announced his retirement aged just 27.

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Sam Bailey during his previous spell at Lancaster City. Picture: Tony North

Lancaster City boss targets more goals from midfield after double deal

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is confident his side will have more of an attacking threat from midfield after securing his first two signings of the summer.

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Lancaster City boss Phil Brown welcomes Sam Bailey back to the Dolly Blues.

Lancaster City make first two summer signings

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown has completed his first two signings of the summer.

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Lancaster City and Workington, pictured during a pre-season meeting at Giant Axe last season, will do battle in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Lancaster City learn who they’ll face in Premier Division after title win

Lancaster City’s opponents in the Evo-Stik Premier Division next season have been all but confirmed.

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Wembley goalscorers Danny Carlton (left) and Garry Thompson (right) celebrate with manager Sammy McIlroy.

Who has been confirmed for Morecambe’s Wembley reunion?

A host of Wembley winners have been confirmed for Morecambe’s 10-year reunion this Saturday.

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Jim Bentley celebrates Morecambe's win at Wembley.

Bentley: Football League survival as big as Wembley win

Jim Bentley prepares to step down memory lane this week but admits getting Morecambe into the Football League was just as difficult as keeping them there.

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Shrimps' loanee Cole Stockton in action against Stoke City last season

Checkatrade Trophy gets the green light

Morecambe will again face Academy opposition next season after clubs agreed to continue with the Checkatrade Trophy.

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