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The B-Ark / Chorley Away
« on: April 28, 2015, 09:37:08 PM »
Have a safe journey all you fellow Pilgrims Supporters and make sure you are in fine voice as usual cheering on the lads to a good result for the 2nd leg.

Hopefully 300+ will make the trip to Chorley. This just shows the potential of Boston United.

Good Luck Lads

Up The Pilgrims  ;D

The B-Ark / For Goodness Sake.. Support the Lads !!
« on: October 20, 2013, 10:33:03 AM »
We are 6th in the league. 22 points from 12 games and people still moan !!

Yes, fair enough, we gave away a 3 goal lead yesterday but please support the lads. The first half showing was probably the best we have played for quite some time. Harrogate changed things around at half time and responded well. Our gaffer maybe needed to change things quicker but who knows .

It was encouraging to see the supporters clap the team off the pitch yesterday. Just shows we are moving in the right direction. Just a few mindless inpatient people on here that expect miracles.

We had a blip, now time to move on and hopefully get a result against old rivals Alty next saturday which should be a cracker.


The B-Ark / Brief insight of OUR NEW MANAGER.. Please read :)
« on: March 04, 2013, 11:02:09 PM »
This was taken from a local newspaper in Cambridgeshire a few years ago....

ALREADY approaching almost 30 years in football, Dennis Greene has certainly had his fair share of good and bad luck along the way.

As a player, he was snapped up by Martin O’Neill and experienced back-to-back promotions and two Wembley triumphs with Wycombe Wanderers before tasting success overseas and playing in Europe.

Then, as a manager, he’s been sacked twice, coached abroad, suffered the agony of two gut-wrenching penalty shootout losses before bouncing back at Saints last season.

Born in Bethnal Green, centre-forward Greene’s football journey began as a 16-year-old at Essex Senior League outfit Sawbridgeworth in 1982.

Based in Essex, he then went on to play for the likes of Harlow, Stansted, Epping, Bishop’s Stortford, Stambridge and Chelmsford over the next eight years.

It was his spell at Chelmsford under Danny O’Leary, then of the Southern Premier, that brought him to the attention of O’Neill in 1991, who signed him for then-Conference side Wycombe.

He was part of the side that won the Conference and FA Trophy double in 1992/93 and also played his part in Wanderers’ promotion from Division Three (now League Two) via the play-offs the very next season.

Then, at the end of that 1993/94 season, Greene turned down a contract extension at Wycombe – who were about go full-time – and opted to return to the Conference, signing for Dagenham & Redbridge.

He explained: “At that time I had a good job as a salesman selling photocopiers and was earning around £30-40,000 a year and Wycombe were only offering me another £100 a week to go full-time.

“I’d have loved to have stayed but I was then 28 and was never going to make a League career at that age. Had I been 21 – or 23 maybe – I may have taken the plunge.

“Financially I think I made the right decision, because I would have had maybe four years and then would have needed to find another job.”

On his time playing under O’Neill, who went on to manage the likes of Celtic and Aston Villa, Greene recalled: “I often delve into my reserve tank and try and remember things that Martin said and how he approached things.

“I used sit in the stands sometimes with Martin when he would watch games and he’d tell me how he looked at players and what he looks at when he signs players and I learnt a lot from him.

“Martin was a very honest manager, had a very dry sense and humour, but you knew exactly where you stood with him and he didn’t lie to you.

“If you were out of the team, he’d tell you why you were out of the team and you made sure you worked on them things to get yourself back in the team.

“He didn’t really coach, but was a very good motivational man-manager, knowing what players were right, what mood they were in and was very methodical in how he picked his teams.”

After leaving Wycombe, Greene spent nearly three years at Dagenham under manager John Still – who he still maintains a good relationship with to this day.

He then returned to Harlow to play under twin-brother David, before heading out to Finland to sign for FC Haka.

During his time at Haka, he helped the team win promotion into the Finnish top flight, as well as winning the Finnish Cup and then playing in the old European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1998/99.

Greene played for Windsor & Eton on his return to England and, after quitting playing at 37, took over as manager at then Ryman Division One outfit Windsor in 2001/02.

He guided the club to the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy in 2002/03 – losing out to Aylesbury United on penalties – before jumping ship to join then-Conference South Maidenhead four months into the 2004/05 season.

But things quickly turned sour, as Greene explained: “I’d cut my teeth in management and, having had a decent amount of success at Windsor, I felt it was time to move on.

“I went to see the chairman of Maidenhead, who gave me this vision about going full-time and a new stadium for the club.

“But, after four months, I found out the club were actually £180,000 in debt, weren’t moving to a new stadium and I’d be losing all my players and my budget was being cut from £3,500 to £1,000 a week.

“There was now no money at the club. £1,000 a week is equivalent to S&L Corby at St Neots’ level last year and you can’t pay players £40 a week in the Conference South and expect to win football matches.”

Greene was sacked by Maidenhead seven games into the 2005/06 season – having kept them up against the odds on the final day the season before – but was back in management three months later, at Southern Premier outfit Chesham.

However, he was again let down by broken promises and was sacked shortly after taking over.

In 2007, Greene dropped everything and moved his family out to Spain to run a Charlton Athletic youth academy in Alicante, but returned two years later when funding dried up due to the Addicks’ relegation from the Premier League.

A short stint at Ryman Division One North outfit Ware followed before taking over at Southern Premier side Hemel Hempstead Town, who he guided to the play-off semi-finals in 2008/09, losing out to Farnborough on penalties.

Greene left Hemel by mutual consent shortly into the 2009/10 campaign, following a disagreement with his chairman over a player and joined St Neots as Steve Lomas’ number two just before the turn of the year.

The rest, they say, is history.

The B-Ark / Negativity has to STOP !!
« on: February 17, 2013, 09:23:16 PM »
I am becoming increasingly frustrated with certain individuals on here who call themselves Boston United supporters who are constantly dragging the new management team down !

For goodness sake, give them a chance !!.  If you want to support the club, then support Graham, Dean, Paul and the players, otherwise pi** off and support someone else.

Enough said !

The B-Ark / Corby away today
« on: January 01, 2013, 05:53:53 PM »
Disappointed to lose by a last minute goal but full marks to Corby who looked the more determined of the two teams. Thought we were lacklustre second half and question grahams substitutions but he is the manager and we should support him fully. Finally, a great away following today from United. Must have been over half the attendance in amber and black . UTP

The B-Ark / ALTRINCHAM at Home FA CUP !
« on: October 08, 2012, 11:07:55 AM »
Good draw and winnable !

The B-Ark / Abysmal !!
« on: September 01, 2012, 06:11:13 PM »
No Passion, No Creativity and No Atmosphere.......

What an awful game for the home supporter. If i had been a neutral fan i would have walked out half way through the second half. What has happened to the good individual performances we saw at Droylsden and Histon??
Im sorry Mr Newton BUT although we are only 5 games into the season you should really consider the management going forward otherwise we are going to be left watching a struggling team in front of 600 supporters.



The B-Ark / Disappointed is an understatement today !
« on: August 27, 2012, 06:56:01 PM »
Just got back from the match and after the battling win at Droylsden and the emphatic win against Histon im very disappointed with today performance. Not even a shot for their goalkeeper to save !!  Not good enough for the tremendous 200 or so followers today. Enough said !
UTP .....

The B-Ark / FA Cup - Sleaford Town Saturday......
« on: August 10, 2012, 04:09:19 PM »
If anyone fancies seeing some early FA Cup action then Sleaford Town are at home to East Midlands Counties League side Holwell Sports from Leicestershire on Saturday at 3pm....

Cheer on Glen Maddisons lads ( plenty of ex- BUFC Reserves players ) to victory.



Expectations during pre-season at Boston United have always been high in my opinion, even back to the dreary days of the mid nineties but we all have our own opinions and i respect that. Some of you will go for top 5 no doubt.

So, to start this thread im expecting

Top 10 finish.

Would be nice to be reach the play-offs but i very much doubt that, and im not being negative.
Hopefully attendances will hold up above 1200+ on average.
Another season of holding our own and reducing the debt.
A good cup or trophy run is probably priority

Whats yours ?


The B-Ark / Good Luck to Glen at Eslaforde Park
« on: June 03, 2012, 10:06:21 AM »
Best of luck to Glen Maddison who has taken over at Sleaford Town. A few free saturday afternoons and a trip to Eslaforde Park may be on the cards.  :)

The B-Ark / United v Trinity... Just another typical performance !
« on: April 14, 2012, 05:48:34 PM »
As the title states` Aother typical performance` from a United team whereas half of the first eleven are just not good enough. At times we played some nice flowing football but with the lack of width and a creative midfield it was just a usual Pilgrims perfomance against a below-par Trinity side. God knows how they are in the play offs cause Trinity looked very ordinary.
Another 1000 home supporters today, BUT, if Mr Newton keeps Jason and Lee in charge next season dont expect gates to be this high. We need a change of direction with immediate effect.

The B-Ark / Grantham Town ( away ) Many making the trip ?
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:18:40 PM »
Who is travelling to the Gingerbreads on Tuesday Evening to see us win the Lincolnshire Senior Shield ?  ;)

The B-Ark / Current Form... Not looking good folks !
« on: January 14, 2012, 05:08:38 PM »
Mid table mediocrity, Out of the FA Trophy and One win in the last six matches along with some very disappointing home performances.......

Oh to be a Boston United Fan !

Season is over unless we end up in a relegation battle ( sincerely hope not ! )

Where do we go from here ????

Very worried supporter   :(

The B-Ark / Good Luck Youth Team Tonight !
« on: November 15, 2011, 01:38:07 PM »
All the best of luck to the Young Lads tonight in the FA Youth Cup v Bradford City. Lets hope for a decent turnout to spur them on to victory......

Up The Pilgrims   :D

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