New Beginning | Accrington Stanley #2 | Football Manager Stories

Accrington Stanley are looking for a new beginning. The club were formed back in 1968 after the liquidisation of the original Accrington-based football team. They have recently lost their Football League status for the first time in eleven years. The Lancashire club have chosen Joseph Robson to take charge and he will be looking to improve upon his performance whilst managing York City. The young manager cannot afford another stain on his cv. Continue reading

Stanley | Accrington Stanley #1 | Football Manager Stories

Joseph Robson was sacked by York City on the 7th May 2016 following a dismal six months in charge. He had a win percentage of just 27%, winning six matches. Nevertheless, Robson set about his search for a new employer within weeks of his dismissal. Guiseley, Welling, Accrington Stanley and Morecambe all offered Robson job interviews, among several others. Robson, however, decided to only attend interview to clubs League Two standard or higher. Rachel Crawford, of The Non-League Paper, spoke to Robson regarding his election not to attend an interview with Guiseley. Continue reading

Final Five | York City #5 | Football Manager Stories

York City head into their final five games of the season looking to avoid dropping down to the Conference. After a thrilling win against top of the league Wycombe Wanderers, spirits were high in the York City squad. Talisman Kenneth McEvoy, who is leaving on a free at the end of the season, spoke to BBC Radio York journalist James Johnson. Continue reading

Survival? | York City #4 | Football Manager Stories

With just one month remaining of the 2015/2016 football season, teams all over the country are battling for places. Some will be fighting for promotions, some will play for European or play-off places and some will battle for survival. Both York City and Joseph Robson are the latter. With five games remaining in the League Two season, York find themselves in 23rd place with 40 points. Just three points separate the bottom five. Survival will mean the world to York City, £445,000 in the red, as it will allow for a chance to build a stronger squad capable of surviving comfortably in the league. Furthermore the calibre of player that York will attract in the summer is dependant on the outcome of this season. Without doubt remaining in the Football League is key to the progression of this club, and also to the career of Joseph Robson. Continue reading

Loan Market | York City #3 | Football Manager Stories

Joseph Robson is a proud Yorkshireman who has been given a chance to manage his local boyhood club. A dream. Or a poisoned chalice? Robson joined York City at the end of December 2015, with them sitting in 24th place in League 2. A squad bereft of morale and belief, a club financially insecure, an impatient board and a frustrated fan-base. Robson will need to both transform and stabilise these four facets of the football club. And with just one week to appraise the squad before the opening of the transfer window in January he’ll need to act fast. Can the loan market aid Robson in his quest? Continue reading

Relegation Battle | York City #2 | Football Manager Stories

York City approached young prodigy manager Joseph Robson to become thier new boss in December 2015. Sitting in 24th Place in League 2, York find themselves battling relegation to the Conference. With little time left until the January window opens, Robson is tasked with evaluating the squad and turning the fortunes around. Continue reading

The New Mourinho | York City #1 | Football Manager Stories

Remember when a relatively unknown manager led FC Porto to both European trophies back-to-back? That same manager helped Chelsea to win their first top-tier title in 50 years. In 2010, this man led Inter Milan to a treble of trophies, including his second Champions League as manager. Real Madrid were led to the top of La Liga, overtaking rivals Barcelona, in 2012 by this man who had previously stated that “if you don’t coach Real Madrid then you will always have a gap in your career”. A return to Chelsea was followed by a return to domestic success for the London based club. In 2016 this manager was appointed manager of Manchester United. Continue reading