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End of a turbulent season at Gigg Lane

Friday, May 30th, 2014

David Flitcroft

The season began with what appeared to be a fresh start, a new manager, squad and fans betting on the shakers to gain promotion. However, this soon turned sour as results were not going our way and the club appeared to be heading towards an all too familiar relegation fight. The thought of dropping out of the football league was not one the new owner Stewart Day was willing to consider for very long, which led to the sacking of Kevin Blackwell and the eventual appointment of David Flitcroft. A new defence was assembled and some more loan signings added to the squad in an attempt to turn our season around.

After a difficult start I can safely say I was very happy with the end result of last season. We finished in the top half, with a new positive manager and it has left me looking forward to the new season more than I have in a long time. Since David Flitcroft took over the performances of the team significantly improved and even had some fans believing we could push for a late pay off place. Even though the team had developed in all areas I didn’t think we were ready for the play offs but it made a refreshing change from looking over our shoulder at an exit from the football league.

Some of the results towards the end of the season, such as a 0-3 away win at Northampton and a 4-0 home win against Plymouth highlighted the dramatic improvement since Flitcroft had taken over. The team was playing football not seen since the promotion season when Alan Knill was in charge. The only negative being that the team weren’t able to turn draws into wins and next season if we are able to do this it will leave us with a realistic chance of promotion. I think Flitcroft has highlighted that area and brought in new attacking signings to address it, such as Danny Major on a permanent contract from Sheffield Wednesday, Nicky Adams a former shaker from Rotherham and last but not least a former hero in Ryan Lowe from Tranmere. All three signings have left many fans in dreamland with the club normally not being financially able to make such signings for many years.

However, the discussion about where the money is coming from is prominent amongst Bury fans at the moment. There are questions being asked about if Stewart Day has the funds to afford such signings and whether he has an ulterior motive. As he has links to the property trade some think he could be planning on using the clubs land for property developments. Others believe he is spending beyond his means and leaving the club in a perilous position. The truth is no one can be certain at the moment, but I am happy to go along with the ride and enjoy some of the most exciting times Bury Football Club has seen.

Here’s to next season.

Written by Ross Worsley, We Are Going Up’s Bury blogger

Ross tweets at @Wor_s

Revolution back on track at Bury

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

_69185426_69185425Last summer saw a complete upheaval of the ownership at Bury Football Club with local businessman Stewart Day taking over the club, clearing all debts and bringing a new hope for all related to the Shakers. The long standing ownership of Brian Fenton and the board of directors had it’s high point when gaining promotion to League One in the 2010/2011 season, however since had not managed to build on that success. After just one season in League One, the following season saw relegation back to League Two and a reality check for the club.

The departure of Richie Barker to Crawley Town at the start of the 2012-2013 season after a solid 14th place finish in our first season led to the appointment of Peter Shirtliff (who was sacked after no wins in the opening eight games)  and subsequently Kevin Blackwell. The latter appeared at the time to be a coup for the club with his experience of managing at Championship level and play-off finals.

However, his appointment seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for the old ownership team. With Blackwell constantly blaming the finances of the club and lack of quality players for the poor results, they were seemingly unable to do anything about it. Admittedly a transfer embargo towards the end of the season imposed on us by the Football League for an unpaid loan didn’t help, however Blackwell seemed unable to motivate the players and the few signings he was able to make left many scratching their heads.

Also, his relationship with the players and the fans was deteriorating, not helped by his constant negative attitude in post match press conferences, for example openly calling some of the squad ‘garbage’. Relegation from League One eventually came at the end of that season without us really putting up a fight.

During last summer the takeover took place and talk of a ‘revolution’ at the club had everyone looking forward to this season and maybe repeating the promotion of three years ago. The new chairman restored financial stability and the transfer embargo was finally lifted, all debts being paid back including those owed to the Football League. He also gave a vote of confidence to Blackwell and gave him a chance to build his own squad, therefore having no excuses if it didn’t work out. During the summer transfer window several new faces arrived at the club and almost a completely new team started the first game of this season.

Despite the new team that Blackwell had constructed, the fortunes on the pitch did not change and at the beginning of this season, with a run of no win in seven games from the beginning of September, he was sacked on the October 14.  This led to his assistant and former player Ronnie Jepson taking over and apparently being told he would be manager until January at least.

However, it appeared that once another ex-player in David Flitcroft had showed his interest in the job after being released from his position as manager of Barnsley, the opportunity was too good to turn down. This led to Ronnie Jepson being released from his contract and Flitcroft taking over as manager on December 9.

Ronnie Jepson appeared to bring a little more motivation and fight into the team but the results did not improve as two wins in his ten games in charge showed. There was a clear lack of managerial experience and tactical knowledge required to manage at this level, which was a shame as it would have been great to see a former hero return to do well as manager.

David Flitcroft has since restored some of the positivity at the club that had been lost from the when the original takeover was completed. He has been a popular appointment with the fans and has shown he understands this level of football and what it takes to succeed. Although only being in charge for just over a month the playing squad has seen many coming and goings and an overall improvement in quality. He has outlined that the damage done by Blackwell will have to be repaired and has gone about it quickly.

It will take some time for Flitcroft to build his own team and get his ideas across to them but I hope the fans give him a chance to do so as I feel we have the right man to take us forward. Just last weekend he mentioned shouts from the stand above the dug out of ‘get it forward!’ and that these are a result of a year of poor tactics and players.

He is attempting to play football the right way and make us a team that is firstly hard to beat but will also create chances. The players he has brought in, such as Daniel Nardiello and Pablo Mills, are of a much higher standard and with him and Stewart Day I think we can attract more of the same. First and foremost survival this season is imperative and I think Flitcroft understands that, shown by him recruiting almost a completely new back four.

Now that we have ridden the storm of the Blackwell era, with Day and Flitcroft I think the club can keep its Football League status and build towards more next season. Now, where were we with that revolution?

Written by Ross Worsley, We Are Going Up’s Bury blogger

Ross tweets at @Wor_s

Barker leaves Bury

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

After days of will-he-won’t-he, heaps of unfathomable drivel gushed on internet forums and frivolous silence from the club, Richie Barker has completed his switch from Bury to Crawley Town. Mixed feelings are probably the most accurate way to describe the reaction. Bury have been through this before; players and managers leaving at the most inconvenient of times has become the conventional procedure over the past couple of seasons.

Stage 1: the denial. Bury chairman Brian Fenton usually assures fans through a media outlet that the manager or player in question is not leaving. Stage 2: the departure. Inevitably the manager or player leaves for, generally, a club of a similar level to Bury. And stage 3: the hyperbolic panic. Fans begin to realise their beloved football club is doomed for all eternity. Except on this occasion stage 3 is missing. Despite delivering promotion from the ineluctable basement of League Two that has conquered the soul of countless ‘fallen giants’, and then finishing a respectable 14th in League One the season after, many still see Barker as an overrated and quite frankly, lucky manager. It would appear some Bury fans are trying to have it both ways when lauding Barker for motivating a sinking ship to promotion, and then claiming it was the previous manager’s work once Barker leaves. Football supporters hypocritical? Never.

What made Barker unpopular was his attempt to widen the tactical minds of Bury fans by introducing a formation that wasn’t a flat 4-4-2. The Spanish revolution of modernised world football has caused a ripple effect on the rest of Europe yet the lower echelons of English football didn’t get the memo. Barker did and by attempting a fluid 4-5-1/4-3-3 he immediately clashed with a few narrow-minded supporters. The players at Bury are similar to the fans in that they couldn’t adjust to Barker’s advanced tactics which meant a run of poor results using the formation. With more time and little tweaking Barker could have got that right, but he was pressured into going back to basics. 4-4-2 is all we know here at Bury and if you try to change that you will be blamed and ostracised!

The general consensus when Alan Knill left Bury for Scunthorpe with eight games remaining was, he completely disrespected the club by not only leaving at the time he did – to the club he left for – but also most felt throughout his whole tenure at Bury he created a players vs the fans siege mentality that meant his squad had to win to prove the fans wrong, not to entertain and satisfy them. When Barker took charge all of that changed. A new team spirit came to fruition which ultimately got the club their first promotion since the late 90s, and by finishing 14th the season after Barker had given Bury their two highest finishes in over a decade. Although Knill got together a good group of players, he never actually achieved anything at Bury, whereas Barker has achieved everything he could not with a weaker squad and on a smaller budget. All of this has to be acknowledged. On the surface the two manager’s departures may appear similar, but the discrepancies are there for all to see.

Who next for the Shakers? Wrexham’s player-manager Andy Morrell appears to be the fans’ choice at the moment – and mine. Yet somehow I doubt a Conference manager would want to manage a League One Bury team. Wrexham are one of the ‘sleeping giants’ that League Two engulfed so Morrell may see Wrexham as a bigger and more exciting project and taking the Bury job may be a premature risk in his short managerial career. Not to mention the compensation fee Bury would have to pay as well as Morrell not wanting to hang up his boots just yet. Personally the idea of Efe Sodje managing Bury both terrifies and excites me: it certainly would not be a sensible choice and would most likely end in tears, but just imagine it! Our policy seems to be ‘check who the youth team manager is’ but at this moment there aren’t many options.

Thank you for the good times Richie Barker.

Written by Peter Keighery, We Are Going Up’s Bury blogger

Peter tweets at @PeterKeighery

Life without Mike Jones

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Gary Megson has this month confirmed his position as the vulture of Bury Football Club, after swooping for yet another player from the ranks of Gigg Lane. Mike Jones had spent an eventful three years at Bury, establishing himself as a key player and achieving promotion. Yet some are still undecided as to whether the sale of the 24-year-old will see the wheels come off the Shakers’ surge up the Football League, or simply put more money in the Bank of Barker to have at the club’s disposal.

Jones divided opinion amongst fans. Some claimed his performances after Christmas declined every season, seeing him nicknamed the ‘half-a-season-wonder’. Of course most dismiss this opinion as a myth initiated on internet message boards, although I’d be lying if I claimed Bury were enraging to watch when it came to the glorified ‘business end of the season’. Under former manager Alan Knill, it appeared obligatory to whimper out of a promotion race. It was more of a polite tradition in which form would rapidly decline to let other teams claim promotion; leaving some to use Jones as a scapegoat for the shameful bottler’s negligence and general mismanagement. The reason for such laborious criticism?

He is a converted winger, but a natural trequartista. His technique heavily suggests a more comfortable approach behind the striker where he is able to get amongst the goals as well as providing slick through-balls to forwards. His lack of pace and inability to beat a man down the wing proved frustrating to watch, but also confirmed stubbornness amongst the previous management. This begs the question, why was Jones such a success at Bury if he was being played in the wrong position? It is his general style of play and set-pieces which will be missed if a suitable is not brought in.

Obviously this is just mere speculation, but if a player is not bought then it perhaps again implies more about the previous management. Knill’s overspending and his record of nothing to show for it must be covered by something and higher attendances may not be enough. The sale of key players has only come recently, yet it is a testament to Richie Barker’s achievements in his first management job. Dealing with the loss of talismen and with a small budget to replace them, to sit comfortably in the top half of League One must be recognised as a great success. On the other hand, the replacement for Ryan Lowe; Shaun Harrad, has been underwhelming to say the least and has become a fringe player with the likes of Lenell John-Lewis getting the nod ahead of him.

The realist, or cynic, inside me doesn’t believe the Shakers can maintain their place at the lofty perch of top half of League One – with or without Mike Jones. Barker has to be wise this transfer window, we can’t afford to lose anyone else and must acquire quality to replace quality. Yet he must also have next season in mind. A club like Bury must sell its key players to keep their heads above water and Bury fans can’t expect their club to splash out 100k+ on new players. Replacing Jones may well be another early test for the bright young manager.

Written by Peter Keighery, We Are Going Up’s Bury blogger

Peter tweets at @PeterKeighery

Bury FC: A journey back through 2011

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

And so Bury have entered their 127th year as a professional football club. Each year delivering us twists, turns, plots, sub-plots, on-field and off-field dramas without fail. I’ve just about caught my breath from a memorable 2011 which saw as much joy and despair as any year in the club’s illustrious history – certainly a year to remember.

By the second half of the 2010/11 season, Alan Knill’s Bury side were again challenging for promotion out of the basement division mostly due to record breaking club talisman, Ryan Lowe. The on-form striker had scored in nine consecutive games, being the first Bury player ever to do so. All seemed well at Gigg Lane, though as the months passed and the importance on the remainder of the season’s games increased, Bury were stuttering at the finish line once again.

Belief amongst the Bury fans had plummeted and there were rumours manager Alan Knill was again flirting with other clubs like a cheap, ginger tart looking for a bountiful upgrade. After a poor 0-0 draw with Port Vale in April, the Bury faithful had become resigned to the fact that their manager was to leave with eight crucial games to go in the season – to the sinking ship of HMS Scunthorpe.

Angered, brimming with adrenaline and determined to succeed, the club and its fans united with the sole aim of firing Bury ‘back to the big time.’ Youth team manager Richie Barker was appointed as caretaker and from that day forth, the stuttering, tiresome outfit became an unstoppable juggernaut smashing teams into submission. It felt like Knill had created a siege mentality with his players over the years to get results. He had turned the players against the fans with a ‘go out there and prove them lot wrong’ attitude. Once the exuberant, chiselled face of Richie Barker had replaced the decaying, irksome figure of Alan Knill, the club and its fans became one and have not looked back since.

Bury managed to win five games in a row which would lead them to a vital top of the table clash against league leaders Chesterfield at the B2net stadium. An impressive 2,000 Bury fans made the journey that day which was well over half of the average home gate at Gigg Lane that season, for a game which was unlikely to see Bury promoted. Of course every Bury fan has that day engraved into their brains by now.

Bury won 3-2, Shrewsbury failed to win against Accrington, which meant the Shakers would be playing League One football in the 2011/12 season. It’s a tale Bury fans will never get tired of telling. Over a decade was spent in the bottom division which on one hand provided administration, abysmal football and quite shocking managerial tenures. Yet on the other, orgasmic victories, last game of the season ecstasy and ultimately, promotion.

The summer of 2011 saw Richie Barker appointed as manager on a permanent basis, however there were doubts over the appointment despite him achieving promotion from League Two. Some argued promotion was due to team spirit and experienced players alone; of course now we know that to be utter drivel. Barker went through the summer engaging in little transfer activity while players such as Kyle Bennett, Tom Lees and Nicky Ajose had left. That day in Chesterfield was now just a meagre reminiscence and crawling out of the woodwork came the Bury cynics; the first day of the season abruptly arrived to silence them.

Bury snatched a point at Huddersfield due to a late Ryan Lowe equaliser. It was a moment where, I’ll admit, I seemed to lose control of myself as my actions became that of a hysterical chimp infected with rage as Lowe’s shot rippled against the netting. My wild actions were solely due to my pessimistic expectations prior to the game. Only after it did realisation strike that Bury were a League One team.

Typically what followed the encouraging start to life in League One was transfer deadline day horror. Bury’s talisman, hero and top goalscorer, Ryan Lowe, was sold to Sheffield Wednesday while midfield virtuoso Damien Mozika was snatched by none other than Alan Knill’s Scunthorpe United. Heads were down by the beginning of September and what followed was a dreadful run of seven successive defeats – including a humiliating 4-2 defeat at the hands of minnow neighbours Rochdale.

During that September, Bury took a relentless pounding and were at times footballed to death by the opposition. It seemed they were doing an impression of playing football; a simply horrible month. You take the rough with the rough as a fan of a lower league side and this was very much a case of that.

Just as some were beginning to utter the words ‘Barker out’, he responded with a change in formation. A cultured, continental 4-3-3 lifted Bury out of the September rut as a number of loan signings were made to fit the new formation. Bury have not looked back since. Andy Bishop has seemingly been able to fill the boots of Ryan Lowe, Lenell John-Lewis has become a cult hero amongst some sections of the Gigg Lane crowd and loanee wonderkid David Amoo has been simply too good for League One.

The Mighty Shakers currently sit 9th in League One and are dreaming of a play-off push. I’ll keep my mouth shut about promotion at the moment, but if this squad can get through the January transfer window unscathed, survival is a certainty. There, I said it.

So what can we expect from Bury in 2012? Well it certainly won’t be dull.

Up the Shakers.

Written by Peter Keighery, We Are Going Up’s Bury blogger

Peter tweets at @PeterKeighery

Shakers on the rise

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Most football fans have sat, glum-faced, watching a dire performance lasting 90 excruciating minutes. None more so than the average Bury fan at Colchester on Saturday. In fact, a Bury fan spends about 5% of their lives enjoying supporting their team. Yet, it just so happens that the 5% of joy has been experience in the last few months with Richie Barker taking the Shakers to the nosebleed heights of 11th in League One, despite last Saturdays hammering at the hands of Colchester. This, without their 20 plus goal-a-season talisman, Ryan Lowe, making the current position even more impressive.

As a Bury fan myself, it’s just a matter of “okay, when will it all go wrong?” Pessimism is engraved into my DNA due to my ill-fated club choice, still left with the scars of the early 2000′s where we feared the club’s rich history was about to be terminated with heavy debts hurling Bury back down to earth, or League Two as it is now known, after a breathtaking era under Stan Ternent.

A return to those glory days in the 1990′s still remains feasible to some. The club are on a good financial footing, having sold their management team, star striker as well as a few key midfielders which have brought in some much welcomed cash, without disturbing the assurgency of the Mighty Shakers. Most of which is down to the young, talented manager Richie Barker.

His chiselled features, athletic appearance and hero status could have you believe he’s more of a Greek God rather than a football manager in a quaint little Lancastrian town. Well I say quaint, Bury is home to the best market in Britain, blackpuddings, Robert Peel, Elbow, Danny Boyle and Victoria Wood. All of which seem to overshadow Bury Football Club. But for how long?

“It’s a good time to be a Shakers fan” seems to be the current motto amongst journalists and fans alike. At the beginning of the season, every Bury fan would have taken one place above the dreaded relegation zone. But with embedded pessimism, comes great expectation and even I, being the cynical fan that I am, found myself thinking the club are safe already upon observing the league table.

After seeing Bury get results against Huddersfield, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston, some are starting to dream of the play-offs. It’s the case for most football fans. Once we see our team briefly flirt with promotion, we begin to believe our club has a God given right to go up. Hopefully, Bury fans are far too grouchy to expect another promotion, but the fact I am even discussing this is a testament to Richie Barker’s achievements at the club.

The premiss of this current Bury squad however, belongs to some ginger unknown that is currently fighting relegation in the North East. Or something like that. Of course I’m talking about Alan Knill. Feelings towards the current Scunthorpe manager are not too warm after leaving Bury with eight crucial games to go in last season’s promotion campaign.

His current misfortune at his new club has been met with a boisterous “I told you so” from the Bury faithful, however through gritted teeth it has to be conceded that Alan Knill has played a part in this Bury side’s success. He brought in fans favourite Efe Sodje, tricky winger Mike Jones and captain Steven Schumacher who are the faces of Bury Football Club.

Yet Knill’s inability to finish off a successful promotion campaign was infuriating and even before he left for Scunthorpe, Bury were entering the inevitable downwards slide out of the promotion race. Richie Barker took over and the rest, as they say, is history. Something which Shakers fans love to boast about. Two FA Cups sit proudly in the club’s trophy cabinet, one of which was won 6-0 in the final against Derby County which is still an FA Cup record today. Bury are also the only club to have scored 1,000 goals in every division in the English Football League. Not bad for supposed ‘lower league minnows.’

These days however, it is not Bury’s illustrious past that is on the lips of Shakers fans. It’s the rise and rise of the present Richie Barker team that continue to impress. Who knows, in years to come perhaps Bury town will no longer be most famous for its black puddings, but for its football club.

Written by Peter Keighery, We Are Going Up’s Bury blogger

Peter tweets at @peterkeighery

Replacing Ryan Lowe

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Transfer deadline day is usually a time for Bury fans to make a good brew, kick back and relax, safe in the knowledge that nothing remotely interesting is happening in the corridors of power at Gigg Lane. In fact the lights are normally off and everyone has long gone home.

Except not these days. Quite the opposite in fact. But then, a lot of things are different these days.

On March 1st 2002 Bury Football Club went into administration. At the time, many Shakers fans thought that would be the end. For those hard working supporters who worked tirelessly to raise extra funds and ensure that it wasn’t, the following decade was close to a nightmare. Attendances dropped, bad managers were appointed, the football got worse and the club became a laughing stock, thrown out of the FA Cup and marooned permanently at the bottom end of the League Two table each year. With no cash to buy anyone, any talented youngsters brought through (e.g. David Nugent and Colin Kazim-Richards) were then promptly sold off on the cheap to help keep the club afloat, adding further insult to injury. However, thanks firstly to Alan Knill, but most importantly the squad he then assembled – all of that seems a long time ago now.

Last season’s glorious promotion, the Shakers’ first since 1997, was a reward for every supporter who braved the cold to help shake a bucket nine years ago and keep the club alive. The team spirit, hard work, determination and unity shown by the players all last season was never more in evidence than in the final eight games. Following Knill’s untimely (and controversial) departure to Scunthorpe, the squad under young caretaker boss Richie Barker pulled together to produce six straight wins and seal a long overdue return to League One. That form has also carried over into the new season – at half time last Saturday Bury were sitting third in their new division, having already knocked out Championship side Coventry City from the Carling Cup.

During the last two years, the focal point for the new brand of fantastic free flowing football played at Gigg Lane has been one man. Any good side needs a prolific goalscorer, and Ryan Lowe is certainly that. He was the fans favourite, a cult hero, a Shakers legend… call it what you will. He’s already scored seven times this campaign, and was League Two’s player of the season last year with 28 goals in all competitions, bringing his Bury record to 53 in 100 – including this, the last minute goal which sealed promotion at Chesterfield back in May.

The news broke late on Tuesday night that he’d asked to leave the club following interest from Gary Megson and Sheffield Wednesday, and just like that, he was gone. Sold for a fee believed to be around £150,000, albeit undisclosed. Like any fan, I was angry, upset, gutted (what do I do with my Ryan Lowe promotion poster?) but when the dust settles, the club had no option. The last thing you need is such a key player left knocking around unhappy and damaging team morale, so forcing him to stay does no good to anyone. The same goes for central midfield lynchpin Damien ‘Mo Mo’ Mozika, who has re-joined Knill at Scunthorpe in similar circumstances, although seems to have won himself no admirers by handling the affair with his usual display of utter petulance.

Fair play to director Mark Caitlin, who came out with a full, frank and open explanation of events on the club’s messageboard this week. There has never been a stronger mutual respect between the fans and the board at Bury than at this present moment, and they deserve tremendous respect for immediately helping Barker bring in three new faces before the window slammed shut on Wednesday night.

Heading the opposite way from Hillsborough, 25 year old midfielder Giles Coke, who has been brought in on an initial two month loan spell from the Owls. Coke scored the only goal against the Shakers in a Carling Cup fixture last season, and he should help bridge the gap left by Mozika’s absence until the return of skipper Steven Schumacher from a calf injury. Barker and his assistant Peter Shirtcliff worked with Coke previously at Mansfield (Barker played alongside him then) and he should inject energy, steel and hopefully a few goals from the middle of the park too. Also coming in on a short term loan deal is Shane Byrne, an under 19 Republic of Ireland international who featured heavily for Leicester’s youth team in both defence and defensive midfield last season, and he should help give options within an already depleted squad.

The big news from Wednesday though was the arrival of Ryan Lowe’s ‘replacement’, 26 year old striker Shaun Harrad from Northampton, who boasts 85 career goals from 195 appearances. By signing on an undisclosed fee for the next three years, Harrad becomes the first player the Shakers have paid money for since Glynn Hurst back in January 2007. As you can tell from Ben Trasler’s recent blog on his departure, Cobblers’ fans were less than impressed with him being let go in the first place, and the fact he’s confirmed he rejected two other League One clubs in order to sign for Bury is genuinely very exciting, and a testament to the direction of the club and the job that Richie Barker is doing. In my eyes giving Barker the job full time in the summer, though not entirely popular (‘the cheap option’ according to many) has already been more than justified, and he gets more and more impressive with every interview I watch. If Harrad can settle in and find his shooting boots alongside the back-to-full-fitness Andy Bishop, there’s no reason why the club can’t overcome the loss of Ryan Lowe, and move forward stronger for the rest of the season.

Looking back exactly twelve months, the Bury squad were preparing to travel down and play Barnet in front of 1,563 people at Underhill. On Saturday, they go to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United in front of around 20,000.

2011 has been a great year.

Up The Shakers!

Written by Mark Crossley – We Are Going Up! Podcast Host and Bury Blogger

Mark tweets at @markcrossley