Let’s make this clear – it was a great day in Folkestone, a tremendous performance throughout the team thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who went down there and we are all looking forward to the big game to follow on Tuesday.
But it is interesting looking beyond the result itself and as I promised when I started this blog I will try and give you a peek behind the headlines.
Firstly injuries. I think during pre season GB saw the first choice centre back partnership as Marcus Gross, James Gray and Carl. After Grossy limped off yesterday all three are now out for the next fortnight or so. Young Alan Massey has been great for us as were Fergie and Graham Hall coming in yesterday but we are short here.
The other issue is that believe or not yesterday actually costs us significantly in win and goal bonuses. We’ve not been used to paying these bonuses out that often recently and whilst obviously having this ‘problem’ means we are winning it shows how the players can put the pressure on the club by enjoying a successful season.
As with so many of these things anyone who can help by sponsoring a player’s goals or clean sheets will be helping us out – and if you do get involved…and it ends up costing you then at least you can have the satisfaction that we are being successful with more good days like yesterday.
Of course many of us gave in predict a score forms yesterday – thanks for that – I bet not many got three points!