Fleetwood fan: We’re not getting the rub of the green

Fleetwood fan Neil Buston tells OVF that his team “aren’t doing too great” ahead of their visit to Vale Park this weekend.

Neil Buston was talking to REP for onevalefan.co.uk

About the fan…

I’m Neil Buston. I’ve been following Fleetwood Town properly since being part of the 100 club (100 fans paying £1 a week to cover running costs) when we reformed in 1997 and I’ve have had a season ticket ever since.

I did go before that and I went to Wembley in 1985. Since Fleetwood started running a supporters coach I have been stewarding it and I’ve not missed a competitive game since the 18th August 2007  [well done sir – OVF]

As a thank you for stewarding the coaches for so long I got to go on the players coach to Dagenham with the team and spent the weekend with them which was a really nice gesture [note to Vale – a nice way to reward loyal fans – OVF].

How are your team doing?

The team aren’t doing too great at the moment, mainly because of key injuries and not getting the rub of the green…

The team aren’t doing too great at the moment, mainly because of key injuries and not getting the rub of the green. We knew it was going to be a hard season though due to releasing some ‘big’ players in the summer and going down the youth route.

Where you think you will finish?

I think, hope (and pray) that we finish out of the relegation zone, and above Blackpool.

Who should we watch out for?

This new lad Cole [former Bradford man Devante Cole – OVF]  is supposed to be a good striker but I’ve not seen enough of him yet. Jimmy Ryan runs the game if he is fit.

What are your thoughts on your manager?

The manager has been brought in to get us out of the mire, he isn’t doing it yet but time will tell.

What are your thoughts on your board?

The chairman is a very shrewd businessman and is a proper football fan, he used to stand on the terraces with us. I get on with all the board but sometimes wonder if there are too many ‘suits’ behind the scenes. Off the field the club are building a multi-million, state of the art, training and community facility at Poolfoot Farm.

Did you attend the reverse fixture earlier this season?

We were in the executive box for the reverse fixture and thought you got a lucky penalty.

A score prediction?

Our record is good at yours so 0-0 – a bore draw on a soggy pitch.

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