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Aylesbury United Discussion / BBC Sport article
« on: October 01, 2021, 10:06:50 AM »
Great article on the BBC Sports website about the  club, featuring the England game and the plight of the team as we strive to return to the town.  Well done to Paul and Andy for helping to put this together.


I highly recommend a read, and if you weren't planning to do so, also highly recommend a visit to Chesham to swell the crowd against Ebbsfleet, in what is our biggest match for a decade.  We don't want to be outnumbered by the opposition, do we? :)

If you haven't visited recently, you will be delighted by the young and talented team that Ben Williams has moulded into a team, entertainment guaranteed!

Aylesbury United Discussion / FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
« on: September 20, 2021, 01:37:48 PM »
Yet another home tie, Ebbsfleet United, match most likely to be played on Sat 2nd October.

We expect a large attendance at this game, anyone who can offer help on the day will be most welcomed.  We will need to open an extra turnstile, more stewards and support5 staff on the day.  If you can help, please either reply on here or email the club at info@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk 

Aylesbury United Discussion / Jack Wood
« on: September 16, 2021, 08:29:14 AM »
I thought it would be good to share some stats that summarise Woody's 500 appearances for the Ducks:

500 appearances, 44 goals, 30 Yellow Cards, 2 Red Cards

While the achievement of getting to 500 games is fantastic, the other three stats are equally if not more worthy of celebration.  For a (predominately) centre back, he is not the tallest, so to score almost 1 in 10 matches is outstanding.  Even more so is his disciplinary record.  just 30 yellow cards in that time and 2 reds, the first of which was a travesty at Leighton against Dunstable.  Two yellows in the space of about 15 minutes, sandwiching a Richard Armstrong red card.  It was widely felt by those around me on the day that the ref had lost control of them match and why a player like Woody with such a good record and usually impeccable timing could have been considered to have made a second yellow card tackle so quickly in the match situation remains a mystery!

Referees have consistently praised Jack for his leadership on the pitch and often remark how composed he is when defending, a skill some other defenders could definitely learn from.  You rarely see Woody go to ground, he stands up and times his tackles so well.

Here's to the next 100 skipper!

Aylesbury United Discussion / FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
« on: August 23, 2021, 01:30:49 PM »
We will entertain either Willand Rovers or Millbrook AFC in the next round on Sat 4th September.  They replay on Tuesday evening to decide who travels to Chesham.

A long trip for either team, Millbrook are in the Western League Prem division and based just west of Plymouth.
Willand are in the SL Div 1 South and are just north of Cullompton in Devon.

Aylesbury United Discussion / Stewards required v Bedford, Wed 28th Oct
« on: October 25, 2020, 09:36:50 AM »
As with our match against Moneyfields, we will again be without our usual stewards for the match on Wednesday evening.  We were extremely grateful to those who stepped up and helped on that occasion and a number have already offered to do the same again this week.  If anyone else is able to help on the night, your support will be very gratefully received. 

Duties will involve sanitising balls/equipment, assisting in checking fans before entry to the stadium and guidance and reminders to supporters about social isolation.  All equipment required will be supplied.

Thanking you in advance!

Aylesbury United Discussion / Support needed - AUFC v Wantage
« on: September 24, 2020, 08:59:42 PM »
It won't have gone without notice that the club has had to take extra measures to ensure compliance with COVID-19 regulations and to safeguard supporter and player safety since the season started.  This has seen the addition of a number of volunteer stewards, who are all part of the Aylesbury United Walking Football team.  We are extremely grateful for their help on match day, it is true to say that we could not comply with all of the regulations we now have to adhere to without their help.

However, Wednesday night is their training night, so we will not be able to rely on them for our home midweek matches (one of the reasons why this week's FA Cup tie was played on Tuesday!)  The first match this will affect is next week's match against Wantage Town, so we are appealing for supporters to volunteer to be stewards for the evening to allow us to manage the requirements that COVID-19 is forcing on us.  This will mean people required to check the temperatures of people arriving for the game, collecting and sanitising balls that go out of play before they are returned to the playing surface and sanitising the goal posts and corner flags before the match, at half time and after the match.  A full briefing will be given to all volunteers before the game.

Having these volunteers are not just a "nice to have", they are essential for us to be allowed to continue to allow spectators to attend our matches.  If you can offer your services, for what is not an onerous task, which will still allow you to watch the match, please contact me or Warren by email.  ian.pluck@ntlworld.com or warrens.63@icloud.com . 

Thanks in advance!

Aylesbury United Discussion / AUFC v Moneyfields - Tue 22nd Sep
« on: September 19, 2020, 11:14:03 AM »
Just a reminder that all supporters wanting to attend the match will need to register for the game by email to the following address:  covid19@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk

This will be the case for all matches for the foreseeable future.

We have now finalised how supporters will gain entrance to the ground for Saturday's match, full details on the website.

To summarise, we are restricted to a max of 200 paying guests on the day, the match is pay on the gate, cash only, but supporters wishing to attend MUST register in advance to the following emails address:  covid19@aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk to reserve their spot in the ground.

Please remember that entrance to the ground is conditional on registering in advance to allow us to control spectator numbers.  Please work with us to make the day a success

Aylesbury United Discussion / Jamie Jellis
« on: October 22, 2019, 03:45:33 PM »
Welcome back to the club Jamie, I think it's fair to say that both we as a club and he as a player have developed since he left us. 

Looking forward to seeing what he can offer us!

Aylesbury United Discussion / FA Trophy Draw
« on: October 14, 2019, 10:38:03 PM »
The winners of tomorrow's replay will play away at Haywards Heath in the next round.

Obviously work to be done first, but a nice away day if it comes off.  COYD!

Aylesbury United Discussion / FA Cup Draw
« on: August 27, 2019, 01:03:47 PM »
We will play Walthamstow from the Essex Senior League at home, probably on Sunday 8th Sep, as Chesham have also been drawn at home to our friends from the Southern League, Fleet Town

Aylesbury United Discussion / Fixture list
« on: July 12, 2019, 01:50:48 PM »
Tough start at home to Corby, who I expect will be right up there again this season - but kind of pleased we get them out of the way early this season!  Another Tuesday trip to Oxfordshire to follow, I seem to remember the trip to Didcot last season on the same day didn't go too well!  Let's hope we fare better at Wantage.  Bank holiday fixtures are pretty much as we would expect against Thame, but I doubt Halesowen will relish coming to us on Easter Saturday!  On paper we have another tough run in, although it's obviously difficult to tell how teams will fare during the season; however, a run of Berkhamsted, Halesowen and Thame could be problematic.

The FA Cup and Trophy draws look rather easier, got to fancy us to win at either Abingdon or Brimsdown & Thrupp (fabulous name!), although if it is the latter, there's a fair old journey down to deepest Gloucestershire - I thought the early rounds were regionalised!  Hosting Sevenoaks of the Isthmian League SE Division in the Trophy won't be easy, they finished mid table last season.  But at least it's at home!

Aylesbury United Discussion / New Law Changes For 2019/2020 Season
« on: June 02, 2019, 04:08:16 PM »
This might be interesting reading for supporters ahead of the new season, and might avoid some from embarrassing themselves when the new Laws are enforced by refs at our matches!


Let's hope the officials and players are well informed before the season starts!

Aylesbury United Discussion / BBC 3CR
« on: December 19, 2018, 08:46:32 AM »
Nice little interview with the Leader on Monday night's non league football show.  Skip forward to around 48 minutes to hear the maestro talking about festive fixtures, AUFC and his future in the game:


Aylesbury United Discussion / First Pre Season Friendly
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:38:58 PM »
For those who have missed their football fix, it's nearly back!  However, the match against Bovingdon on Tuesday evening has been switched to their ground, as the pitch at Tring Corries isn't ready to be played on.  A victim of the very hot weather and not being able to get water on it.

Kick off will be at 6-45.

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