This evening Fingers, Gordon and I met with Alison and John Moran and James Smith from Wealdstone Juniors to begin the exciting if slightly daunting task of shaping Wealdstone Juniors for the future.
This is the first step, we have many conversations to have, with many people and many big decisions to take.
For me this is one of the most exciting possibilities that Ruislip gives us. Next step is to talk to Ruislip Manor Youth on Monday.
Stay tuned, plenty more on this in the coming weeks.
Gordon and I attended a meeting at the FA today.
Our disciplinary record at the end of October was the worst in the league and the FA wanted to have the chance to have a good natured chat so that we could try and ensure our record would improve during the second half of the season.
We met for half an hour with three FA officials and had a very fair conversation. They wanted to see what we had done previously about discipline and what we were going to do before the end of the season to avoid the possibility of a fine or other censure.
One thing is for sure, going forward we need to cut out all those silly bookings be it for dissent, delaying the start of play or whatever. The players, and management know what is expected of them.
We sort of know how you feel.
What was it 3 or 4 years ago we won through to play the might of Liverpool in the 3rd Round of the Cup at Anfield. Ok it was the FA Youth Cup, not the 4th Round of the FA Cup. But if our Anfield experience was magical have no doubt everyone connected with Havant & Waterlooville will be in dreamland tonight.
What a night it must have been tonight. Beating Swansea – League 1 leaders don’t forget – was pretty special, but beating them and knowing a trip to Anfield awaits is something else. Jealous? You bet – and of course delighted for Rocky Baptiste, who scored again tonight; and as well for Theo Robinson who also made it through to the 4th Round tonight as Hereford caused their own shock beating Tranmere.
Of course the headlines are guaranteed to Kevin Keegan but I doubt anyone in Havant really cares about that tonight.
Just back from Erith
A mad game!
3 up and cruising, 4-2 at half time, 4-4 three minutes into the second half and both teams could have scored more before Peter Dean got his hat trick in the last minute. Even in injury time both teams could have scored again.
Not a good day to be a defender but I think we have a home game against Fisher next in the quarter final. Perhaps we should play that at Ruislip?
So a 9 goal thriller, but Peter Worby and I both realised how little of the game we managed to see as we compared notes on everything going on. More meetings tomorrow evening and maybe more news as well.