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Neil Baker and Jon Underwood on their Bracknell Town days

The duo played for Bracknell Town in the early 2000s

Neil Baker and Jon Underwood on their Bracknell Town days

Slough Town are currently riding high in the English Non League Football Pyramid under managers Jon Underwood and Neil Baker who have been a managerial partnership at the Rebels and previously Godalming Town for nine years.

Before they were put in charge of getting Slough back up the divisions though, they formed a formidable defensive wall at then Ishtmian League Division Two side Bracknell Town in the early 2000s under former Farnborough Town manager Alan Taylor.

In the latest episode of Berkshire Football Stories, Neil and Jon talk about their playing careers with the Robins, what was a tight knit group that saw last day relegation escapes, FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round action and County Cup Final disappointment.

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.

Coming up on Berkshire Football Stories

Forthcoming episodes include Pete Browning and Steve Stairs on managing Sandhurst Town in AFC Wimbledon’s first ever competitive game (Friday 18th October) and Andrew Batt reminiscing on his time as Wokingham Times Sports Editor as well as Berks & Bucks County FA Chief Exec Liz Verrall and the aforementioned Alan Taylor.

Former Bracknell Town manager Alan Taylor. Photo: Richard Claypole.
Former Bracknell Town manager Alan Taylor. Photo: Richard Claypole.

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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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