Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Morling and Fennel join up

Backroom staff position interviews have come to a close and I'm happy to announce John Morling and Stephen Fennnell to the Bath football club. John will be my right man and comes with a wealth of knowledge of both England and Irish leagues. He also runs a disciplined squad and is determined to shape up our tactics for the squad.

Stephen Fennell is our second scout and his Irish background will be invaluable to help find any budding stars fro the Emerald Isles. he's headed immediately over to Ireland for a month to see what he can rustle up.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bath fans delight at Askham bargain buy

Thanks must go to Jim Rollo for alerting me to Lee Askam. Lee will bring a bit of flair to the wing and am glad the fans have seen the value of the deal:
Fans of Bath are reportedly delighted that manager Tony Bowes has landed the club a real bargain with the signing of right winger Lee Askham.

The recent signing has really caught the imagination of the public at Twerton Park and supporters feel the 19-year-old will prove a great piece of business.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bath fans confident of big win

First match tomorrow and luckily it's an FA Cup qualifier against an amateur side. Time to lock in a formation and hope for the best. Fans seem to think it'll be a walk in the park. Hope it is or my stay may not be as long as I hoped ..
Paulton fans are all set to welcome Bath fans to Paulton for their English FA Cup Second Qualifying Round match.

Bath are seen as strong favourites for the match and Paulton supporters will know that they are unlikely to see an upset.

Both clubs will be doing everything they can to ensure victory.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bowes to involve himself

First media conference to announce my position as Bath's new appointment:
Tony Bowes appeared in an equivocal mood as he met journalists for his first press conference as the new manager of Bath City.

A journalist from The Non-League Paper chose the main focus point for the conference, asking, "Handling your players effectively is a key part of the job. What will you be bringing to the man management side of the game?"

Bowes' response was, "I want every player to know that they can come to me with anything."

It is thought that there will be a mixed response from the Bath squad.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Taking a Bath .. job

Applied for numerous positions, but not even an interview. Finally I land an immediate call up to Bath as they desperately want to hang on to the hopes of playing as a professional club.

Bugger all transfer budget and an oversupply of wages already as the outgoing manager clogged up the roster in an attempt to save his job. Looks like I'll need to get out the brushcutter to clear away the deadwood before looking to improve the squad.

Backroom looks equally bleak, but at least the assistant manager's position is also vacant. Need to find someone with local knowledge that I can trust.