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Tony Joyce | Unknown Club

Role: Manager
Position: As a player: Left Back/Defensive Midfielder
Age: 44
Date of Birth: 24/9/1971
Place of Birth: Unknown
Foot: Left
Previous clubs: Aylesbury United, Buckingham Town, Thame United, Kettering Town, Wealdstone, Boreham Wood, Stevenage Borough, Staines Town, Woking, Aldershot Town, Queens Park Rangers
 
Past Aylesbury United Player
Aylesbury games: 37
Aylesbury goals: 0
Last Ducks game: 02/11/2013 Uxbridge 2-1 Aylesbury

Biography

With over 300 games in charge, Tony Joyce was Aylesbury United's second longest serving manager since the club's most successful, Trevor Gould, departed in 1992. A former Ducks defender who had three playing spells at the club, he was appointed manager in October 2009 having spent the previous three years with Buckingham Town, and left Aylesbury some six years later in October 2015.

After United were relegated to the Spartan South Midlands League, Tony lead a team restructuring operation which eventually culminated in 2013 with promotion back to the Southern League and a Premier Division Cup trophy to go with it, along with many more highlights along the way.

With a few choice additions he achieved Southern League stability for the club and lead the team to another cup final - but a disappointing start to the 2015/16 season lead to him bringing an end to his tenure and resignation in October 2015.

Tony's long playing career took him to the likes of QPR, Aldershot, Woking and Staines before he joined the Ducks for the first time. He then went on to represent Stevenage Borough where he was a regular of their 1993/94 Premier Division title winning side, before moving to Boreham Wood and later Wealdstone.

He returned to the Ducks twice more, but each spell was relatively short and he subsequently never reached twenty appearances for the club.

In the dugout, his first managerial role came at United's former groundsharing tenants Thame United where he was player-boss, before a spell as Kettering Town's Reserve Team manager and also a brief spell in the Aylesbury dugout as Assistant Manager at the back end of the 2005/06 season.

Managerial Career

Season Club All Comps
Games Wins
2005/06 Thame United
2007/08 Buckingham Town
2008/09 Buckingham Town
2009/10 Buckingham Town
2009/10 Aylesbury United 35 3
2010/11 Aylesbury United 53 26
2011/12 Aylesbury United 51 28
2012/13 Aylesbury United 55 35
2013/14 Aylesbury United 54 22
2014/15 Aylesbury United 49 18
2015/16 Aylesbury United 12 2
Totals: 309 134

Playing Career

Season Club League Cup All Comps
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1991/92 Aylesbury United 5 0 0 0 5 0
1992/93 Aylesbury United 0 0 1 0 1 0
1993/94 Stevenage Borough
1996/97 Boreham Wood
1997/98 Aylesbury United 8 0 0 0 8 0
2000/01 Wealdstone
2004/05 Thame United
2005/06 Aylesbury United 3 0 0 0 3 0
2005/06 Thame United
2006/07 Buckingham Town 33 1 0 0 33 1
2007/08 Buckingham Town 24 3 7 0 31 3
2008/09 Buckingham Town 12 2 5 0 17 2
2009/10 Aylesbury United 7 0 0 0 7 0
2010/11 Aylesbury United 7 0 1 0 8 0
2011/12 Aylesbury United 2 0 0 0 2 0
2012/13 Aylesbury United 1 0 1 0 2 0
2013/14 Aylesbury United 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Totals: 103 6 15 118 6

Games AGAINST the Ducks

Season Date Match Competition Details  
2005/06 15/10/2005 Thame United 0-5 Aylesbury United FAT 1Q
Shirt Number 3
  Yellow Card 

Photo Gallery

First two pictures courtesy of Mike Snell or Kevin Richards - Royston Town photographer