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Here is some news about Boston United. It is in date order with the latest news at the top. However for most up-to-date news about the club it is best to visit the official web site.

Cracking read

5 November A book detailing Boston United's exploits in the FA Cup has been written by local author and Boston United fan Doug Lowe - who hails from Wyberton. The unusual title: "Lay on them backs, Boston" refers to advice shouted out by a Boston fan at a game in the 1950s to encourage Boston's wingers to attack. After a narrative account of Boston United’s achievements in the competition, the carefully researched book includes results, scorers and line-ups for all their FA Cup games. Full details of the opposing team are also given. Match reports of important games are included. A number of appendices give United’s players’ records (appearances and goals) and, for Boston’s opponents, an account of ‘where are they now’ and the leagues they were in when the clubs met in the competition. The book is illustrated with many action photographs, player portraits, match programme covers and match tickets. John Motson kindly contributed the foreword - recollecting the times he spent in Boston in the fifties when his father and uncle took him to watch Boston play. Lay on them backs, Boston

The 130 page paperback book can be obtained from Tony Brown, Soccer Data Publications, 4 Adrian Close, Beeston Nottinghamshire NG9 6FL. (www.soccerdata.com) Tel: 0115 973 6086. It costs £10 plus postage and packing (£1.50 for UK orders, £3 for the rest of Europe, £5 for the rest of the World) - cheques made payable to Tony Brown. It has ISBN: 978-1-905891-22-1.

Opening fixtures

16 July Boston United have been given an attractive start to their Unibond League campaign with a trip to Gigg Lane to play FC United of Manchester on Saturday 15th August. A home match against Kendal Town follows a week later then two away games in Yorkshire against Frickley Athletic and Guiseley. The Boxing Day match this season will be at York Street against local rivals King's Lynn. The season finishes with a trip to Marine.

The opening games in the FA Cup and FA Trophy have also been drawn. Boston United enter the FA Cup in the 1st Qualifying Round and have been given a home tie against Barwell, Long Eaton United or Loughborough Dynamo. The match is scheduled for Saturday September 12th. The Pilgrims have also been given a home draw in the FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round. They are due to play Rossendale United or Chorley on Saturday October 17th.

The full fixture list can be found here.

New management team

14 May At an open press-conference in the Boston United Sports Bar this evening, Chairman David Newton revealed who the club had chosen to replace Steve Welsh as Boston United's manager. In an unusual twist it was announced that management duo Paul Hurst and Rob Scott would be in charge of team affairs for the next two years. The pair had guided Ilkeston Town to promotion to the Conference North via the Unibond League playoffs after taking over last December. Hurst had a long playing career as a defender with Rotherham United. He turned out 497 times for the Millers over fifteen seasons with the club. He was born on 25/9/1974 in Sheffield. Scott is also a defender having begun his football career with Sutton United before being signed up by Sheffield United for £20,000. He later played for Fulham, Rotherham United, Oldham Athletic and Macclesfield Town. He was born on 15/8/1973 in Epsom.

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