With the Bucks game at home to York City on 9th December postponed, fans will miss out on reading Rob Edwards programme notes, so here they are: Good afternoon, and welcome to the New Buck’s Head for our last league fixture before Christmas. I’d like to welcome all who have made the journey with York … More Rob Edwards: York City Programme Notes
In a move certain to secure his status as a quiz question in years to come, Everton’s Senegalese forward Oumar Niasse this week became the first player in the English Premier League to receive a retrospective sanction for diving, or simulation, if you prefer. Niasse was found to have dived in winning a penalty during … More Taking A Dive, or Heading For A Fall?
December is traditionally a time when the cash registers ring to the sound of money changing hands, and for football that may be even more the case than usual in 2017. Last week, the chairmen of the Premier League’s 20 clubs voted in favour of a broadcast tender for the Premier League television rights that … More The New TV Deal – A Licence To Print Money?
With Ronald Koeman sacked by Everton within a week of former Buck Craig Shakespeare’s departure from Leicester City, there has inevitably been much talk of who will fill the positions they have vacated. With both clubs struggling, many feel a proven manager should be on each club’s wish list. Former Manchester United and Wales legend … More Should Giggs Expect the Big Gigs?
Old foes lock horns at the New Buck’s Head, as AFC Telford United and Southport meet for the first time this season in The National League North. Inevitably attention will fall upon the the two managers; the Bucks’ Rob Edwards, and the Sandgrounders’ Kevin Davies. Both are cutting their teeth in management at this level, … More Preview: AFC Telford United vs Southport
The following interview appeared in the AFC Telford United match programme on 12th August 2017 vs Salford City: Whilst some Bucks fans are no doubt still getting to grips with the new players in Rob Edwards’ side, it’s clear that one man who has made an instant impression is winger Elliot Newby. Some eye-catching displays, … More Archive Interview: Elliot Newby
The following interview appeared in the AFC Telford United match programme on 8th August 2017 vs Brackley Town: The Bucks’ win at York City saw Matthew Barnes-Homer do what he’s been doing for his entire career; scoring goals. The powerfully built, Dudley-born centre-forward put the seal on a great team performance and was obviously pleased … More Archive Interview: Matthew Barnes-Homer
The Premier League’s decision to close the domestic transfer window before the start of the 2018/19 season looks set to a precedent followed by other major European leagues. Former German international Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of Bayern Munich went on record to say “There must be a harmony that exists within Europe”, and with the transfer … More Windows: Upgrade Available?
This week’s Carabao Cup, sometimes known as the EFL Cup or League Cup, was notable for a number of reasons, and not ones that were generally positive. It was worked out that across the 19 ties that took place on Tuesday evening that the teams involved made a total of 274 changes to their starting … More Our Cup Runneth… Out?
http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/aug/09/ryan-atkin-first-openly-gay-referee-100817 Seeing this story published on the Football Association’s website on 10th August 2017, my immediate reaction was to do as I often do; having been alerted to it via Twitter I clicked on the tweet to read the responses. They were, as I’d anticipated, a mixed bag, but two general themes emerged. Sadly, there … More Homophobia Gets A Straight Red Card