Events moved swiftly yesterday and by the evening, former Bury captain Chris Lucketti was named as the club’s 40th manager in their history. It has in a way felt like … Continue reading Chris Lucketti: The Right Appointment at the Right Time
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
Apologies to the faint of heart (or, well, any Bury fan at the moment) for the ghoulish image but it seemed apt for the time of year! Bury’s disastrous, howling … Continue reading Will the Last Person to Leave Gigg Lane Please Turn Off the Lights
This piece is a follow-on of sorts to Bury Football Club Have No Identity, which I wrote back at the start of September. Even in the space of eight weeks, the … Continue reading The Damascene Conversion of Stewart Day: Why it Has to Happen Now
It would be exceptionally easy to characterise the eye-catching headline of this post as a knee-jerk reaction to the events of the past couple of days. The first thing I … Continue reading Bury Football Club Have No Identity
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!
In the first in a (very) sporadic series on this blog, I will be reviewing books devoted to the beautiful game… starting with one that turns that popular notion completely … Continue reading Review: ‘The Ugly Game: How Football Lost its Magic and What it Could Learn from the NFL’ by Martin Calladine
I should preface this post by saying it wasn’t easy to write but moreover, I have nothing but the utmost respect towards Will Ferry and his representatives and wish him … Continue reading Ferry Across the Solent… But At What Cost to Bury?
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
At the very start of the close season, I mentioned the possibility of interviewing some of the players and management at Bury. What I deliberately didn’t specify was who I wanted … Continue reading Transformer Man: Paul Iannoccone
A week has now passed for the dust to settle a little since the early reckless signings ‘statements of intent’ and with it, a much better handle on what the shape of … Continue reading Deep Pools & Shallow Oceans: Assessing the Current Squad’s Collective Strengths & Weaknesses in Mid-May 2017
I should preface this piece by saying that I believe all three signings thus far are (at the very least) good players. That should be self-evident from this post but … Continue reading Rolling the Dice: Are Bury’s First Three Signings of the Close Season the Shape of Things to Come?