Maybe we NEED a different squad. For periods during last season we weren’t strong enough and this could be an opportunity to shake things up a bit and refresh the squad. Easier said than done, I know!We won’t have Mike Koral, Lucas Weir or Sam Hare. Scott only rejoined part way through the year and Russy, for one reason or another, didn’t get as many starts as in previous seasons. I don’t see it as an overly different squad (apologises if i’ve overlooked anyone) to the one that finished the season? No doubting the challenge will be tougher. There are a few clubs enjoying budgets that we’d love to have at our disposal and there are others who having bedded down to NPL life showed end of season form which they will hope to carry over to this year’s campaign. GoBo will though, in their own unique style, generate that team spirit and work ethos which saw us hold our own. Certainly better results (and performances) required at home and yes some early wins on the board would be most welcome and ease the angst.
Finally, Nigel what odds would you give on us drawing Witton in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup Written in the stars I reckon