We bring you the Chairman's notes from Saturday's Matchday Programme.
Good afternoon to everyone and thanks for coming along to today’s game against Boreham Wood at The Super 6 Stadium.
As ever, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our guests from Boreham Wood. We know you have made a really long journey to be with us for today’s game so hopefully you enjoy our hospitality and have a very safe trip home.
Last weekend we had to settle for a point here against Aldershot Town. Admittedly, it wasn’t the result we were all hoping for but I think it demonstrates how far we’ve come in such a short space of time that a home draw is met with such disappointment.
We have to remember that this season we’ve suffered just two defeats in the opening 14 games of the season, we’re still in good shape in the National League table and within striking distance of the top positions.
I have heard and read the concerns of supporters across many different platforms and social media saying that we aren’t scoring enough goals. Well, all I can say to that is that I am sure that the management team are aware of that and there will be work going on to address those issues.
As I’ve said on previous occasions, we have to understand that it takes time to fine-tune things and we must keep in mind that a lot of these players have only been with the Club since the summer. It was always going to be the case that we, as spectators, would have to be patient.
I even heard a rumour going around last weekend that I was apparently so disgusted with the performance and result against Aldershot that I left the ground early! Nothing could have been further from the truth – I simply had a wedding reception that I had to attend that evening.
My opinion is that we all have to be a little bit more educated towards things at the moment and not get carried away one way or the other. How many times have you heard managers say they don’t get too excited with a few wins and don’t get too down with defeats? I think that kind of level-headed attitude is what we need to try and apply at the moment.
Let’s keep on getting behind the players and supporting the team as much as we can, especially here on our home ground where we can do our bit to help them. I keep saying it, but we want to ensure that The Super 6 Stadium is a place that opposition teams don’t enjoy coming to and we can all play our part in making that the case.
Enjoy the game today.