Manager

Thursday 11th October 2018
MARK ON HASTINGS & LEATHERHEAD

I interviewed Mark Burke today to get his analysis of the Hastings game and his first thoughts on Leatherhead: HASTINGS UNITED The reports that we had received about Hastings being a good footballing side were borne out in the first twenty minutes of the game. This reflected the confidence Hastings were playing with and the…

Friday 21st September 2018
PARKS ON ALVECHURCH

Not managers’ notes this week but assistant managers’ notes from Adam Parker who I interviewed yesterday – Roy I thought Alvechurch were the best team we have played so far this season. Each player seemed to know his job and they were very comfortable with their passing. They worked extremely hard and reminded me of our…

Wednesday 12th September 2018
MARK BURKE POST-GODMANCHESTER

The FA Cup tie with Godmanchester felt like Groundhog Day because as in previous seasons we conceded an early goal to lower league opposition giving them something to hold on to. Subsequently we did not play the style of football that we like to play because of the lack of confidence triggered by the early…

Friday 7th September 2018
MANAGER’S NOTES

LUCAS KIRKPATRICK It was with a heavy heart that I accepted Lucas’ request to leave the Club on Tuesday. He has been a fantastic servant to the Club and having nurtured him from the age of 16 I have seen come through the youth team, gain experience on loan at Kempston Rovers and finally establish…

Friday 31st August 2018
MANAGER’S NOTES

REDDITCH UNITED I thought we started the game very well. We were on the front foot and fully deserved our 1-0 lead at half time. In the second half we played some good football and if we had capitalised on the penalty I think we would have relaxed even more and played even more free…

Wednesday 15th August 2018
EARLY WEEKLY MANAGER’S NOTES

Manager’s notes usually come out with the bulletin each Friday but Mark Burke wanted to address the performance at Needham Market as soon as possible. Therefore we had our interview on the coach at 10.30pm on the way back and it was easy to see how much Mark was hurting. He told me he would…

Friday 10th August 2018
MANAGER’S NOTES WITH MARK BURKE

AFC DUNSTABLE – In the first 30 minutes we totally dominated the play and created a number of chances against a very experienced AFC Dunstable side. Unfortunately we lacked that clinical finishing and after a prolonged water break AFC had a chance to regroup and we lost some of our momentum. We began to take too…

Friday 3rd August 2018
WEEKLY BULLETIN FROM ROY & MARK

Here is the weekly roundup of all things HTFC from Club Secretary, Roy Izzard, along with a round-up by Manager Mark Burke on his thoughts on the recent and upcoming fixtures. FIXTURES Saturday 4 August away to AFC Dunstable friendly kick off 3.00pm. Tuesday 7 August away to Bishops Stortford Herts Charity Cup kick off…

Thursday 3rd May 2018
Manager’s Notes

We had a definite game plan to frustrate Weymouth and look to hit them on the counter attack. I thought we posed a few problems in the first half and I thought it was very even and we deserved the 0-0 score line at half time. We set about the second half in a similar…

Friday 27th April 2018
Manager’s Notes

BISHOPS STORTFORD I made a number of changes to our successful cup winning team in order to manage the remaining games we have. We are gradually collecting a number of injuries that are depleting our squad. Lewis Rolfe and Ben Walster join long term casualties Lucas Kirkpatrick, Jay Dowie, Elliot Bailey and Kieran McCaffrey and…