Solihull Moors F.C.
|Full name||Solihull Moors Football Club|
|Capacity||3,050 (280 seated)|
|2012–13||Conference North, 9th|
On 10 July 2007, the club was formally announced as being merged and details of the new club logo and kits for the forthcoming season were released.
In one of their first games Solihull Moors beat Birmingham City reserves. This fixture happens annually as part of an agreement which allows Birmingham to play their reserve games at Solihull's ground.
In November 2007 the club announced a partnership with National Division One rugby union club Pertemps Bees. The deal will see the two clubs share the Damson Park facilities as well as the formation of community and coaching projects for Solihull. This was finally made official in 2010.
On Monday 7 February 2011, Moors manager Bob Faulkner died of cancer aged 60, after almost 25 years with the club. Michael Moore was the initial replacement manager for Faulkner, but he resigned on 21 June 2011 to take up the position of assistant manager at Mansfield Town.
Marcus Bignot was announced as the new manager of Solihull Moors on 27 June 2011. The ex Crewe, Bristol Rovers, QPR and Millwall defender was announced as his replacement a week later. He inherited a youthful squad that lacked experience and having won no preseason friendlies, lost the first seven games of the season. Using his connections in the game, Marcus brought in several new players and immediately results started to improve, so much so that by January the possibility of the play offs seemed achievable. However, it proved impossible to maintain the momentum and by the end of the season the club finished just above the drop zone.
The club ground is situated on Damson Parkway, about one mile north of Solihull town centre. The ground has two seated stands. The main stand lies on the western side of the ground and is connected to the clubhouse. The stand itself has seating at the bottom and a balcony above where members can sit. The other seated area is situated on the southern side behind the goal and is shared with a standing area. This side houses the main turnstiles and can be split to be segregated between home and away supporters if demand requires. The north and east sides of the ground are hard standing areas.
On 23 July 2013 it was announced that for the 2013-2014 season and the two following seasons the ground would be known as the Autotech Stadium.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Best FA Cup performance: Fourth Qualifying Round 2007–08, 2011–12 2013-14
- Best FA Trophy performance: Third Qualifying Round 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
- Best Conference League Cup performance: Northern Section Second Round 2008–09
- Best League performance: 7th Conference North 2010–11
- Worst League performance: 19th Conference North 2011–12
- Biggest League defeat: 0–5 v Stalybridge Celtic 2 September 2008
- Biggest League win: 7–2 v Corby Town 12 February 2011
- Biggest Cup defeat: 0–5 v Rushden & Diamonds
- Biggest Cup win: 3–0 v Soham Town Rangers