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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

http://thebootifulgame.co.uk/2019/06/01/the-12-changes-coming-to-football-from-1st-june/

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

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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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06rzt6s#play

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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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21st Century Ducks / 50-50 Draw April Results
« on: May 02, 2018, 08:49:05 PM »
1st prize - 72
2nd prize - 46

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Aylesbury United Discussion / Jack Wood 400 Appearances
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:41:00 AM »
I think it is right and proper that we should recognise the contribution our skipper has made over the past 8 seasons.  We have come to rely on him totally since he first came to the club and I think most of us recognised very early that he was a special talent.  Although maybe short in stature, his reading of the game and pace allows him to outjump many taller centre forwards, snuff out attacks and make goal saving tackles in every game.

For the stats lovers, these are the important figures:

Appearances 400
Goals 36
Yellow Cards:  22
Red Cards:  2 (Both (harshly in my opinion) for 2 yellow cards in a game)

I can think of many games where he has thrown himself into challenges with no thought for himself, and has shed blood and sweat many times over for the club.  We should thank Tony Joyce for recognising the talent he saw in a raw 18 year old who was released by Luton Town and nurtured and developed him into a player who is the first name on every team sheet and that every club in the league would be happy to have in their team; indeed he has had offers from many clubs but has stayed loyal to the Ducks and is truly in the legend status.

A final mention of his outstanding disciplinary record - to have averaged less than 3 yellow cards a season over such a period of time for a central defender is outstanding.  It is not a coincidence that referees consistently praise him as an outstanding leader who controls the team impeccably on the pitch and truly leads by example.

Well done Jack, here's to the next 400 - hope it's in your sights!

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Aylesbury United Discussion / Saturday v Chalfont St Peter
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:49:49 PM »
For the last home match of the season, Aylesbury United supporters wearing a replica shirt will be admitted to the ground for the price of a concession - just £6.

So dig out your old Aylesbury United shirts and take advantage of this offer.

Also happening this weekend is your chance to vote for your Supporters Player of the Year, with a few candidates vying for the honour.

Finally, the club will be asking supporters to vote for their chosen local charity to be selected as our charity partner for next season.  The chosen charity will benefit from being advertised in the match day programme next season, have their logo printed on the team's warm up tops and will be in attendance at selected matches next season to promote their charity and conduct a bucket collection.

The nominated charities are as follows:

Lindengate - a registered charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery.  Operating from a 5-acre site adjacent to the Wyevale Garden Centre in Wendover, Lindengate offers a wide range of gardening/horticulture activities so that users can spend time in a managed and calm and safe environment, either singly or in small groups, working towards recovery.

The Ducklings Trust - a charity set up in 1984 to raise money for equipment and help improve the environment in the Maternity Units at Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe.  Fundraising continues to help make the units be the best birth environment they can be for families and staff.  All money raised means that The Ducklings Trust can build on their previous achievements and continue their efforts to support the Maternity Services.

Queens Park Art Centre - the hub, heart and home of the arts in Aylesbury Vale. It is the largest independent arts centre in the UK, and is a registered charity. Founded in 1980 the Centre’s mission statement is ‘arts for all’ – offering the local community access to creative and performing arts.

Carers Bucks - an independent charity established in 2004 to support the wellbeing of unpaid, family carers in Buckinghamshire. We are part of the Carers Trust Network, which has Carers Centres around the UK. Our main office is in Aylesbury and we work closely with our sister charity Carers Milton Keynes.  We support carers of all ages and in different caring roles, including young carers, parents of children with a physical or learning disability, older carers, carers from the black and minority ethnic community and those looking after someone with a mental health condition, including depression.

Florence Nightingale Hospice - Run by Bucks NHS Healthcare Trust, and partly funded by Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.  The Hospice provides a range of palliative and end-of-life care services to people in Buckinghamshire and parts of Oxfordshire and south Bedfordshire who have life-limiting illnesses such as chronic lung conditions, cancer and neurological conditions. It has an In-Patient Unit with twelve beds in the Hospice, and it supports patients in the home through the Nightingale 24/7 Care and Community Nursing Teams.  In addition, the Day Hospice offers physical, therapeutic and emotional support to people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, but who are able to live independently at home. The Hospice also runs the Lymphoedema Clinic and cares for and supports families and friends of patients, through the Bereavement Support Team and Florrie’s Children’s Team.


Five very worthy local charities, please select your favourite and support the club as we look to next season and offer something back to our local community.

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The Club would like to offer supporters the opportunity to nominate local charities who will have a chance of becoming Aylesbury United's named charity partner for 2018 / 19 season.

Throughout the season, the club will be committed towards helping the adopted charity to assist with fundraising activities and events which are aimed to raise their profile in support of obtaining further local support. Examples of how Aylesbury United plan to support include, match day bucket collections, sponsor a goal (Board of Directors), Warm up tops at all home and away matches and a special fundraising event.

Aylesbury United would welcome nominations for charities who are based, or conduct the majority of their work, within and around Aylesbury.

To nominate a local charity please email commercialaylesburyunited@gmail.com or pop the name of your chosen charity on a slip of paper and handing it to Warren.  The full process is outlined below.

Stage 1- Fans to nominate local charities by 20-04-18.

Stage 2- The top 3 Charities that receive the most nominations will then be put to a formal fan vote at the Chalfont St Peter match on the 21st April.

Stage 3 - The charity with the highest total number of votes will be adopted as the Aylesbury United local charity partner for 2018/19

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Aylesbury United Discussion / 21CD Quiz Night
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:21:02 AM »
21st Century Ducks (Aylesbury United Supporters Trust) will be hosting the final Quiz Night of the season on Monday 16th April 2018.

Where: Rivets Social Club, Whitehead Way, Aylesbury

Time: Bar open at 7.30pm, quiz starts at 8.00pm

Cost: £5 per person, teams of 4-6 (can be formed on the night)

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Aylesbury United Discussion / 21CD Quiz Night and Meet the Manager Q & A
« on: February 05, 2018, 11:56:36 AM »
Just a reminder to all that the 21CD quiz night will take place at Rivets Social Club this evening.

We will invite Ben to address the audience, giving his views on amongst other things, his role and his plans for the future of the team.  Following that, there will be the opportunity to ask questions of him (if your questions haven't already been answered by his initial chat!)

Timings are as follows:

Meet the Manager to start at 7-30

Quiz will start at 8-00

Bar will be open from 7-15.

See you there for what promises to be an enjoyable evening!

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After a cursory inspection this morning, Moneyfields confirm that the pitch is fine and the game is on.

See you all later!

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Following an inspection of the pitch the match officials have postponed this afternoon's match.

Details of a rearranged date will be published when known.

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With our match against Bedford almost upon us, the club, we are hopeful that as we are playing a "home match" back in Aylesbury for the first time in many years (even if it is only a one off at this stage) that there will be a larger than average attendance.  We would be very grateful for any help that can be offered on the day by supporters.   In particular, we need a turnstile operator for the day.  If you are able to help out and man the turnstile, your admission will be free and we would be extremely grateful.

Please send me a DM on here if you can assist.

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