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More Friendlies

Thursday 29 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | No comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The full pre-season schedule has been released by the club, and in addition to the home matches with Wimbledon, Watford, Wycombe and QPR, the Ducks will visit Wealdstone, Yeading, Uxbridge and Berkhamstead before the league commences on August 16th. Take a look at the fixtures page for more details.


Ticket Prices 2003/04

Tuesday 27 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News | One comment | Used tags: ,

Admission prices for the coming season have been announced. Once again I am pleased to say that the basic admission charge has stayed the same, although the cost of entry to the main stand has risen.

Season Ticket Prices:
Seating: Adults £160 Concessions £105
Standing: Adults £130 Concessions £75

Admision Prices:
Adults: £7
Concessions: £4
Transfer to stand: £2

The club have also revealed the admission charges for the pre-season friendlies. They are as follows:

Opposition: Adults: Concessions:
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Pre-Season Friendly With Wimbledon FC

Saturday 24 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: ,

The club have released a response to their decision to stage Wimbledon FC in a pre-season friendly:

In common with virtually all of the footballing world this club deplored the decision of the Commission appointed by the FA to make the final decision on Wimbledon's re-location to Milton Keynes. Apart from the principles involved we were not happy with a senior club moving into our area very close to our patch. This also had probably adverse consequences for our Football in the Community and our junior development programmes.

As a result Bill Carroll actively canvassed the FA to have the decision of the Commission challenged. But, the terms of that Commission made the decision final and unable to be challenged although there were several members of the FA and indeed of the Premier League very unhappy with the decision.

Given the decision is final and that Wimbledon will actually begin to play at Milton Keynes from August there is nothing that can be done but accept the situation. We appluade and wish well the supporters and directors of the 'new' Wimbledon - AFC Wimbledon, but Aylesbury United has to live with a new neighbour from a higher league.

In the circumstances the Directors have decided that it can only be in the club's best interests to co-operate with Wimbledon FC and to make the best of this new situation. A further aspect is that on a personal level good relations exist between the team management and coaching staff at Wimbledon and personnel at Aylesbury and we are grateful for Wimbledon's co-operation in loaning Lee Worgan to the club for long spells last season.

We are currently holding exploratory discussions with Wimbledon on how we can co-exist as near neighbours without causing conflict over such matters as junior development, fooball in the community etc.

We trust that this response explains the reasoning behind the decision to host a pre-season friendly against our new neighbours.


From The Boardroom

Saturday 24 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Five comments | Used tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Today I caught up with Aylesbury United owner Bill Carroll for a chat, and to find out his views on some of the key topics under discussion.

On Steve Cordery's Resignation"I was out of the country at the time, in New York, so was not involved in any discussions with Steve. As you can imagine I was most surprised to learn of his departure upon my return.

Les Baycroft tried to persuade Steve to stay, but could not match the offer tabled by Staines.

I'm sorry to see Steve go, but wish him well for the future. Of course, I understand his reasons for going. It is a blow because we had hoped for a period of stability."

On The Possible 'Player Exodus' and Other Team News

"Craig Maskell, Fiston Manuella, Danny Gordon, Rory Hunter and Adam Campion are all under contract, although they may still choose to move on.

Phil Dicker has retired, and Joe Baker was released at the end of last season, one of Steve's last actions at the club. There is also a chance that Lee Worgan could return next season, but we are only in preliminary discussions at this time."

On Aspirations For Next Season

"Once more, Premier Division security is of upmost importance to myself and the directors. We do not yet know if re-organisation is to occur in the near future, or what is likely to happen. This makes budgeting for the forthcoming season very difficult, if not impossible. A lot could still take place this summer..."

On The New Manager

"We have already received a number of applications for the vacant manager's job. In fact, the first came in 30 minutes after Steve Cordery resigned! There are a selection of candidates, including some usual names, and some new applicants. We will be interviewing potential managers next week, and we hope to have the position filled as soon as possible."

And Finally - Can I Be Manager?



Cordery Resigns

Thursday 22 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: ,

It is with great regret that we have today to report that Steve Cordery has resigned from his role as first team manager at Aylesbury United, and has taken up the vacant position at Staines Town. Staines are Steve's local club, and have made him an offer that Aylesbury cannot match at this time.

We would like to thank Steve for the tremendous effort he put in last season, and wish him well for the future.


Burscough Lift Trophy

Sunday 18 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , ,

Well done to Burscough, who after defeating us in the FA Trophy Semi Final went on to beat Tamworth and lift the Trophy themselves. A 2-1 win was good enough, with two goals from Gary Martindale.


Player Of The Year

Sunday 11 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , , , , ,

The player of the season, as voted for by fans, was awarded at the Presentation Evening, with the results as follows:

Player of the Year:
1st Place - Craig Maskell
2nd Place - Lee Worgan
3rd Place - Greg Williams

So well done to Craig and thanks to everyone who voted. Also awarded was the players' player of the year, which went to Fiston Manuella, so well done to him too.


Supporters v Staff 2002/03

Sunday 11 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News | One comment | Used tags:

The 9th May saw the Chicken Run FC take to the field against the Staff side, in the annual Supporters v Staff match. The supporters were narrowly beaten by a very strong Staff side, which included: Steve Cordery, Craig Maskell, Danny Gordon, Greg Williams, Adam Wheeler, Danny Gray and Cliff Hercules, as well as Pete Ash, Peter Wright, Jerry Dimond, and outplayed the supporters completely in the 1st period, going into a 4-0 lead.

However, the Chicken Run bounced back in the 2nd half, and spearheaded by a driving Chris Miles performance, pulled the scores back to 4-2, courtesy of a Craig Maskell og., and a goal from the excellent no.14 whose name I missed.

Unfortunately the staff added more, but a goal from Miles following a superb flick on by Leroy Cotton, and a Frank (yes that Frank) goal in the final minute saw the scores end at 4-7.

Other moments of interest:

-A world class save by Bennets - with the ball travelling at high speed towards the top corner he extended his right hand and somehow turned it onto the bar.

-A quality chip onto the crossbar by Hercy.

-Leroy going mental with the lineo - craig maskell - for not awarding a handball.

anny Gray's 60-yard run and sidefoot finish which left the entire supporter's team for dead.


Pre-Season Friendlies Announced

Wednesday 07 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Just three days into the Summer break, and the club have announced a number of glamorous pre-season friendlies. The Ducks will take on Wimbledon, QPR, Watford and Wycombe Wanderers in July, all games at home. The games may see returns for Lee Worgan (Wimbledon), Marien Ifura (QPR), Lee Cook (Watford), and we all know what games against Wycombe mean!

The dates for the matches are:
Wimbledon - Saturday 12th July
QPR - Monday 14th July
Watford - Friday 18th July
Wycombe - Saturday 26th July


A Message From Marien

Wednesday 07 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment | Used tags:

We have received a message from Marien Ifura, which he has requested we share with you:


This is marien ifura, just wanted to ask you a big favour. please could you let all your fans know that i think they are the greatest! they cheered us on even when we didnt produce the quality or results that we were capable of and most of all, you made me feel welcome which allowed me to settle in easily. i really enjoyed my time at Aylesbury United FC and i'll never forget it. thanks for all your support and i'd like to wish the club and everyone associated with it the very best of luck for next season and the future!

Marien Ifura"

Cheers Marien, and we wish you all the best for the future, and what is surely a promising career. We enjoyed having you here, and you certainly proved to be a quality defender.


Youth Team Win The Cup

Wednesday 07 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News | One comment | Used tags: , , ,

Congratulations to the youth team, who last night lifted the Allied Counties League Cup, with a 2-1 win over St Albans City. Two Marius Matran goals were enough to bring the Cup to Aylesbury.


Aylesbury 2 Maidenhead 4

Sunday 04 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | Two comments | Used tags: , , ,

The Berks & Bucks Cup Final ended in defeat for United, and although on the pitch was a disappointment, off the pitch the Green & White clad fans put on a spectacular show of singing and drumming to create a carnival atmosphere at Chesham's Meadow Lane.

The game itself saw the Ducks collapse to their Berkshire rivals, as they stormed into a 2-0 15 minute lead. Two became three before half-time, as Aylesbury were totally destroyed by Maidenhead's lively attacking play.

The second half was more slightly more evenly contested, but Maidenhead increased their advantage to four goals. Aylesbury hit back, albeit from the penalty spot, courtesy of Adam Campion, but it was little consolation.

The end of the match saw great scenes of end-of-season party style, despite the fact that Maidenhead were lifting the Cup, and not Aylesbury. Still, we'll have to win it next season!


Aylesbury Res 3 Hillingdon Boro Res 0

Friday 02 May 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Reserves, Club News | No comments | Used tags: , , , ,

The Reserve Team signed off their highly successful campaign with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Hillingdon Borough at Buckingham Road. The usual suspects of Lewis Pritchard and Ryan Wiffin were amongst the scorers, with Rob Duncan getting the other goal from the penalty spot.