The Consortium

We, The Consortium, are a mixture of fans, businessmen and sports people who believe we can bring Bury FC to the forefront of English & European Football. Current members are Pete Zaparla, Arne Uldiron, Abram Romanovic, Del Starbuck, William Christopher, Jimmy Fazakerly, and Wim Bonus. Media manager is Anna Kins. What are we up to? Read on ...

If not by direct action, then by stealth -

Friday, March 26, 2004

Bogie is ringing me tonight telling me that these fellows Barrows and O'Handbag are doing a good job, and that perhaps its time FC Bury secure their services before the price goes up

Bogie is suggesting I ring the man in charge tomorrow morning; I have his name written down here, yes, apparently he is called Ken Barlow. I look forward to an interesting conversation, and will tell him to get them signed up tomorrow, providing FC Bury play attractive football and don't lose by more than 2 goals

Bogie is not getting a game at the moment. But he is telling me that he is turning over a new leaflet, whatever that means. Apparently he has taken up boxing. Well it keeps him out of the pubs eh?

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

St Partick's Day greetings to all FC Bury fans! I know Arne has been quiet this few weeks but I have been keeping my ear, how you say, close to the grass

I am still receiving occasional reports from Bogie, my man-in-the-reserves. He is telephoning me last night, all excited, but the telephone line is poor and the noise in my Ferrari is sometimes a little loud. But he says FC Bury got a great result yesterday at Giggland against FC Manse Field

He said something about a Trudy Goodwin. I am looking this up on the internet and discover she plays the lady sergeant in The Bill, which is being very popular here in Scandinavia? Is she an FC Bury celebrity, like Mike Reed from Eastenders, and Ralf Little Britain from that funny comedy show on BBC3?

I am pleased to hear the boy Sedoni is banging them up, as you British fans like to say. And Bogie is telling me about this young fellow David Nugget who plays alongside Sedoni. Bogie says he is "a gem" and "a rough diamond" Let us hope he is not the Fools Gold, eh?

I am asking Bogie to explain the reason for FC Bury's general improvement and he is telling me it is all down to a new coach that Mr Barrows brought in after losing his first 4 games. Apparently this fellow is an Irish goalkeeping coach from FC Prestwich. He has a very Irish sounding name, I didn't catch it clearly, but I think Bogie said it was Gallon O'Heineken or something like that. Anyway, well done Mr Barrows and Mr Gallon! And although you know how much I dislike nepotism I am still pleased to hear how well the Manager's son Matty Barrows is performing for his father's team

Maybe The Consortium will get a chance to see FC Bury in action on Saturday. Abram and I have a few horses running at Cheltenham, along with our old Irish pals John and JP. I don't think Alex will be joining us this year! Slainte!!