All posts tagged with: James Vaughan

Sunderland Season Preview: the re-build

Sunderland’s policy has long been to sign old players in an inflated January market and change manager frequently. They always just about stayed up with that approach, but always with the sense that they were treading water. Last season, those years of short-term thinking caught up with the Black Cats, as supporter Michael Oates –… Read more →

Bury Season Preview: firepower added

Bury started last season with a squad seemingly fit to compete for a top half berth, but instead finished 19th. If the club had not hoped for better then, ambitions have been raised now by a summer of heavy spending.  Supporter Peter Taylor, writer of the excellent Bury Me in Exile, talks to The Football Lab. I think it’s… Read more →

Soft pens decide derby

1929. A year Sheffield Wednesday were champions of England, South Shields and Merthyr Town were existing Football League clubs and Bolton Wanderers won a third FA Cup of the decade under Charles Foweraker. It was also the last time the Trotters crossed the River Irwell to record a win at Bury, who have never since played in… Read more →