England’s run to the Rugby World Cup final proved once again how a successful sports team can create a buzz around the place. England’s cricketers did the same in the marvellous Ashes series in 2005.
I know it is hardly comparable but in our own little world of non league football we’ve already seen this season how the performance of our football team can create momentum and give everyone a spring in their step.
The performances at Folkestone and Staines gave an insight into the level that this team can achieve. The results of the last week have also indicated that we can mix it with apparently good teams. Three cleans sheets in a week particularly pleasing.
The week ahead will be one of the biggest. This time next week we could be out of both FA competitions, full of regret and what might have been. Or else we could be looking forward to both the next round of the Trophy and more importantly the First Round of the FA Cup. Some suggest that up to 300 Wealdstone fans will be at Hampton – perhaps it will be only a mere 150 (though still more I reckon than our FA Trophy replay attendance). Hopefully they will make lots of noise and have plenty to sing about.
Frustratingly I am away this week in the US so will miss both the Leighton replay and the Hampton game. Text updates are better than we had before but are still so frustrating.
From a financial perspective it will be fantastic to progress, from a personal perspective it will be wonderful to progress and if we do, then the momentum, the buzz that I mentioned at the start of this post, will hopefully be happening at Wealdstone Football Club.