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
How was that for openers? With a further 41 match days to come in National League North, the temptation to read too much into opening day results should surely be resisted. After all, no-one has ever won the title on the opening day, nor been relegated. That will come as good news for fans of … More Slow On The Draw…
The following is an article about Paul McCone which I contributed to the AFC Telford United match day programme for their March 7th fixture in the 2016/17 season, against Brackley Town. Sadly, the curse of being the player featured in the programme interview struck, and Macca was sent off, on what was a pretty horrid … More Slacker? Not Macca!
On 5th June 2017, I joined a group of four AFC Telford United fans, The Walking Bucks, to walk some 27 miles between Aggborough, home of Kidderminster Harriers, and Greenhous Meadow, the home of Shrewsbury Town. The aim of the walk was to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK by helping Sky Sports’ presenter Jeff … More Unbelievable Trekkers!
Epsom racecourse, home of the annual Investec Derby meeting, announced recently that it’s famous free viewing area had been rebranded ‘Poundland Hill’, and in doing so sailed into a world of controversy. To some, the column inches generated by the move may have been proof of the old adage that “all publicity is good publicity”. However, … More Anything For The Bucks?
With today’s announcement that Gianluca Havern has left AFC Telford United I am bidding farewell, in football terms at least, to someone who helped provide me with a terrific insight into the mind of a sportsman at close hand. Because of the relationship that developed between us, I am naturally sad to see him move … More O Captain, My Captain