MATTHEW BUCKLEY

 

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Debut: 2002-03

Position: Defender

Previous Senior clubs: Hexham Swinton

How he signed for Green and Black: Brought by Hindley from Sunday football.

Profile: Buck has played started in every position for the club apart from goalkeeper.  For many years Buck was a key member of the 1st team squad but with advancing years and slowed by injuries Buck has mellowed into a Reserve team regular.  A composed defender who reads the game well and hates missing games.

Manager's comments (2009-10): "Can play just about anywhere (and has). Buck is another player to have played regularly in the 1st team. Never afraid to play from back as he has a great footballing brain. Defensively, he is rarely found wanting. Has been a tremendous servant to the club as he approaches his testimonial year. Added experience and composure too our back four this season. Never shirks a tackle or responsibility on the field, and is always prepared to roll his sleeves up. You’d rather play with him than against him. Some of his tackles in the past would have led to the death penalty in at least 3 US states! Having said that Buck has yet to be booked this season which suggests he still has ‘the first 2 yards in his head’. When he does finally decide to retire he will still be involved in local football, through his membership of the ‘The Referees Appreciation Society’.”

 

 

 

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