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Bury’s Black Pioneers: Part 2

By Bill Hern Along with David Gleave, I am co-author of Football’s Black Pioneers. The concept is very simple, we identified the first black player at each of the Football League clubs then wrote about their background, experiences, career etc. It sounds easy but it took us four years to undertake the research and write the…

Bury’s Black Pioneers: Part 1

By Rich Beedie At the end of last August, the book ‘Football’s Black Pioneers’ was released, it contained the stories of the first black players to represent the 92 league clubs. Sadly, Bury were missing due to the timing of the release. There were plenty of ex-Shakers in there; Winnie White, Efe Sodje and the…

Our approach to merchandise

A few members have asked us well intended questions about how much money we make from specific items of merchandise. We’d love to share this as we’ve nothing to hide, but because the suppliers we work with have other customers to consider, it’s important we respect their requirement for confidentiality.  However, we thought it might…

Football without fans is nothing

In our first blog, Adam Warrington (@adam_warrington) looks at those that have been here before us. Teams and clubs who, for one reason or another, have had to start again. The good news; they seemed to have enjoyed the process!   Jock Stein once said that “football without fans is nothing”. But what does that mean…