BUCKS’ FAN COLUMN: Let’s back the team

Andy was pleased to see Liam Hardy re-sign for Buxton.
Andy was pleased to see Liam Hardy re-sign for Buxton.

Buxton FC supporter Andy McNeill is happy with the pre-season transfer business but wnats more fans to flock to the Silverlands next season.

“Before pre-season kicks off the news so far is pretty positive.

Andy McNeill, Buxton FC fan columnist.

Andy McNeill, Buxton FC fan columnist.

Last season’s goals from Liam Hardy were crucial and he has some back-up in the shape of Ashley Worsfold.

Jamie Green was arguably one of the best full-backs in the league and with lots of players looking to return, Mr McIntosh’s only main concern is to replace Ash Palmer.

And he knows a centre-half when he sees one!

It looks like the business is being done off the pitch but what can we do to get behind the team?

Non-league is the future, with more people across the country getting involved and this year we will have Darlington visiting in numbers and the increased media presence of Salford joining the division.

Everybody has their own ideas on what a day at the football is about, but the one thing we do need is numbers.

Last season the club did well with mascots, trying to get families along and it was noticeable in bringing the next generation of fans along.

Early season we started strongly at home and benefitted from a brilliant travelling support (even the grumblers) which shows in the results as our away record was better than at home last year.

Backing the team on matchdays helps build the whole atmosphere around the club.

I talk to groundhoppers, opposing fans and guests on matchdays and they love coming to the Silverlands, saying what a welcoming and well-run place it is.

With no major tournament this year it has been a long break and I can’t wait to get back football.

We as supporters need to get positively behind the team and Back the Bucks!”