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Chairman's Christmas Programme Notes

Tuesday 03 January 2017 - 10:20 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | |

A reproduction of Graham Read's Christmas programme notes:

Good afternoon and welcome to our last game of the 2016 at Meadow Park Thame.

I hope you’re enjoying the festive season and looking forward to the New Year.  A New Year full of optimism, good health, wealth and Promotion!?? (Don’t think so.)

I’m sure you will join me in wishing Danny Gordon and all our visitors here today a ‘Merry Christmas’ - Hope you enjoy your short stay with us this afternoon, and all have a safe return home - minus 3 points!

On the pitch – 30 points on the board, not bad, but could have quite easily been more - Glynn and his team are certainly doing a great job!. Off the pitch, not a lot to report, however I can assure you that we are still working on some very positive projects / developments in the town (Aylesbury, not Thame).  Although two of our three options have gone quiet due to planning issues, the third is still in consultation; We have been asked to fund the feasibility study (more news later next year). If you would like to get some idea of what we are hopefully going to be part of, have a look at

One thing for sure, we are in not debt, have a great hard working Board and Committee, and a flourishing, well run and supported youth section (not forgetting the Ladies, Disabled, and Walking Football teams) and still remain the best supported club in the area!

And at a time of goodwill to all men, it would be very selfish of me not to wish Danny Martone a speedy and successful recovery from serious illness. FC’s Chairman Danny Martone is not a well man, and has been in and out of hospital over the past few months. I’m sure most of you will join me in wishing him the same. Get well soon Danny.

Also, I would like to mention, and give a thought to Peter Turnball who is still recovering in the John Radcliffe hospital after a very, very nasty accident earlier this year in Italy, Ken and Muriel have been through a rollercoaster of emotions during this time, and still managed to give a 100% commitment to the club. Thank you Muriel & Ken, and I are sure again you will join me in wishing Peter a speedy recovery too.

Finally, On behalf of the players, management, committee, directors and myself, wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Graham Read
Chairman Aylesbury United Football Club