The news broke from the club last night that both Lee Clark and Alan Thompson have belatedly been relieved of their management duties at Bury. In my opinion, this decision … Continue reading The Next Appointment Must Ditch Short-Termism
As promised in my last blogpost, I want to take some time to explore the options now available to Bury manager Lee Clark, especially after the signing of Harry Bunn … Continue reading Shapes ‘n Shapes: August 2017
2016/2017 stats (for Charlton Athletic & Swindon Town in all competitions): 3,274 minutes, 38 starts, 5 sub appearances; 12 goals, 3 assists. Bury acted extremely quickly to fill the gaping … Continue reading Scouting Report: Nicky Ajose – You Better? You Bet!
By now, you’ll have most likely seen the news that striker James Vaughan has left to join recently relegated Championship side Sunderland in a deal purported to be somewhere hovering … Continue reading The Vaughan Identity: Almost Impossible to ‘Replace’… So Don’t Try!
2016/2017 stats (for Newcastle United U23s & Hartlepool United in all competitions): 1,064 minutes, 12 starts, 6 sub appearances; 7 goals, 0 assists. Another poorly kept secret of recent weeks … Continue reading Scouting Report: Tom Heardman – The Start of a Beautiful Relationship?
2016/2017 stats (for Blackpool in all competitions): 4,598 minutes, 52 starts, 0 sub appearances; 2 goals, 1 assist. The protracted pursuit of Tom Aldred finally ended last week in time … Continue reading Scouting Report: Tom Aldred Bolsters the Case for the Defence
2016/2017 stats (for Preston North End & Hibernian in all competitions): 1,156 minutes, 14 starts, 8 sub appearances; 1 goal, 3 assists. Bury manager Lee Clark has added senior competition for … Continue reading Scouting Report: Mr. Humphrey to Serve Up Something Special?
The lull in inward transfer activity at Bury almost stretches into double digits in terms of the number of days that have elapsed since any newcomers were photoshopped in last … Continue reading Club ’82 Loses Its ‘Culture’: Three Veterans Leaving in the Close Season
2016/2017 stats (for Chesterfield & Sheffield United in all competitions): 2,903 minutes, 34 starts, 9 sub appearances; 11 goals, 1 assist. The title is a nod to both the growing … Continue reading Scouting Report: Jay O’Shea – A Team of Jay O’Sheas?
2016/2017 stats (for Celtic & Walsall in all competitions): 2,001 minutes, 22 starts, 1 sub appearance; 1 goal, 0 assists. An entire week nearly went by without a new player joining the … Continue reading Scouting Report: Eoghan O’Connell – Strong & Stable
2016/2017 stats (for Oxford United in all competitions): 3,003 minutes, 36 starts, 2 sub appearances; 0 goals, 2 assists. It was all quiet for a few days… at least regarding incoming players. The … Continue reading Scouting Report: Joe Skarz – Much-Needed Defensive Conservativism
2016/2017 stats (for Southend United in all competitions): 4,016 minutes, 45 starts, 0 sub appearances; 1 goal, 1 assist. The second signing of yesterday, Adam Thompson was a surprise to both Shakers and … Continue reading Scouting Report: Adam Thompson – The Jewel in the Crown?