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Dial Square – Season Review 2013/14


2013/14 Season Review

Last season we walked the league and also performed very well on the way to winning the FA Trophy. This season  the aim was to again win the double, even if it isn’t done as emphatically as last season! Tactically we remained unchanged – if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!

Blue Square Premier (stats)

With our young squad developing at the rate that they are and the talent they have, nothing less than automatic promotion would do. What I didn’t expect, is how easy it would be. By matchday seven, we were top – a position we wouldn’t relinquish for the rest of the season. We set a new record for points, breaking Crawley’s record, with 115. We also broke the BSP record for goals scored, our 115 goals considerably more than the next highest this season, York’s 79. 

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FC United – Season Review 2014/15


Season Review 2014/15

Second season in charge, and a second successful season in both the league and cups. I must be doing something right, as two clubs in League Two approached me to manage them – Hartlepool and Scunthorpe – but both offers were promptly rejected. I was rewarded with a two year, £1,000 a week contract which makes a change from the one year deals I’ve been offered in the previous seasons. The club turned professional at the start of the season, which prompted me to bring in a proper backroom staff and tie key players to long-term, full-time deals.

Blue Square Premier (stats)

We spent most of the season in the playoffs, though Luton took a commanding lead in the table, and by the halfway point they were 11 points clear in the solitary automatic promotion spot. In the second half of the season though, they looked intent on imploding, which they did, losing the lead with six games to play.  It was important that we avoided the playoffs, and we achieved that on the final day of the season, though only just. If Mansfield won, which they did, we’d need a win away against Woking to stay in first place. After only 7 minutes we were a goal up thanks to Stuart Evans, and that was to be the game’s only goal. It was incredibly unnerving as our opponents threw everything at us, but we held on to claim the three points and win the league!

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