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1Accrington Stanley000
2Barnet000
3Cambridge Utd000

4Carlisle000
5Cheltenham000
6Chesterfield000
7Colchester000

8Coventry000
9Crawley Town000
10Crewe000
11Exeter000
12Forest Green000
13Grimsby000
14Lincoln City000
15Luton000
16Mansfield000
17Morecambe000
18Newport County000
19Notts County000
20Port Vale000
21Stevenage000
22Swindon000

23Wycombe000
24Yeovil000

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Alan Buckley

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 04/08/2000

Alan Buckley
Alan Buckley
Height:5.8
Date of birth:20-Apr-1951
Place of birth:Mansfield
Occupation:Manager
Nationality:English
Transfer Fee:N/A
Previous clubs:
(management)
Walsall
West Brom

Tony's Verdict:  Town's most successful manager ever, but not loved. Never forgiven by many for his resignation and move to West Brom. Not forgiven either for returning and then buying loads of ex-West Brom players. Two winning trips to Wembley in 1998 made the unbelievers even more unforgiving. A small man in a small town who knows what he likes and likes what he knows. After match comments are restricted to "I thought our passing and movement was quite exceptional/poor today" or "we're a small club and we do our best". His teams always play the same way, 4-4-2, two tricky wingers and small forwards, ball players at the back and a defence which caves in under the high ball. Except when they don't, of course.

Prime public personality traits are exaggerated stubbornness and irascibility. Seems to have been at Town forever, even when he was at West Brom his ghost-like figure seemed to hang above Blundell Park. If he wasn't signing one of our players, he was trying to sign someone we were trying to sign. Most redeeming feature? He's not Brian Laws. His most unappealing feature for some is that he isn't Laurie McMenemy. There's only one Alan Buckley, and he's ours, whether we, or he, like it or not.

Never yet been manager of a relegated team. So his CV is not yet complete.

Alan Buckley

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