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Question Is it just me?

Somerset Ex-TTB

Oct 30, 2003
Is it just me or is anyone else getting slightly worried about the lack of anything coming out of the club?

Yes they are interviewing for a new manager, but other clubs have sacked and hired managers, are making signings and are back in training.

The season starts in 6 and a half weeks. That's a short period anyway, even with a normal lay off, but players haven't had a competitive match in 18 weeks, and it will be close to 6 months by the time the season kicks off.

Poor Chris Phillips has had to virtually print stuff that nobody cares about just to fill some column inches, and has a piece on almost every CV on Ron's desk. Other than John White signing a new contract there has been nothing.

There is no news on season tickets
There is no news on a new manager
There is no news on pre season training
There is no news on paying off HMRC
There is no news on signings
There is no news on the planning application

We have a very good crop of youngsters at the club.

Kelman, Bwmono, Hutchinson, Gard, Phillips, Clifford should all be regular starters, as well Mitchel-Nelson, Kinali, Egbri, Taylor and Rush will be there or thereabouts.

A sprinkling of 3 or 4 good senior players and we should be challenging for promotion from League 2, especially with other clubs suffering financially and having to trim their squads. however by the looks of things we could be hampered by a slow start, a transfer embargo, no signings, lack of fitness, and match sharpness, and not be able to recover.

Something has got to happen soon. I am hopeful that 1st August will be a watershed, and everything will happen at once, but I am increasingly concerned, and I am normally optimistic!