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Maidenhead United and the Alan Devonshire years – part 1

Magpies supporter Steve Jinman talks us through the first Dev-olution

Maidenhead United and the Alan Devonshire years – part 1

Episode two of the Berkshire Football Stories Podcast is out now and features Maidenhead United stalwart Steve Jinman discussing Alan Devonshire’s first spell at the club.

Covering 1996 to 2003, Steve talks through what was a successful period for the Magpies as they enjoyed success in the league and became the curse of former EFL side Yeovil Town.

The club also picked up four Berks & Bucks FA County Senior Cups as well as the Isthmian League Full Members Cup during Dev’s first spell in charge.

Incidentally, the book mentioned in the interview: ‘One For Sorrow, Two For Joy’ by Mark Smith is available on Amazon here.

Listen to the podcast below, or scroll down to find out how to get the podcast on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Spotify, Google and more:

A big thank you to podcast co-host Rob Davies for coming in and adding a different voice to proceedings, as well as Ellis Woods at Flair Media who has kindly paid for the podcast hosting.

Related: 300 miles and dayglo socks – it’s Barrow away!

Coming up on Berkshire Football Stories

Forthcoming episodes include Neil Richards (Friday 4th October) on Ascot United’s ground redevelopment and the fundamental changes at the club, the aforementioned Neil Baker and Jon Underwood on their Bracknell Town careers, Pete Browning and Steve Stairs on managing Sandhurst Town in AFC Wimbledon’s first ever competitive game and Andrew Batt reminiscing on his time as Wokingham Times Sports Editor.

How to listen

The Berkshire Football Stories Podcast is available on all good podding apps. Please subscribe and leave us a rating and comment if you like it:

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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