Pools Chairman Raj Singh reflects on his first year in charge of the Club this weekend in a special column written for our Matchday Programme The Blue Print.
Singh’s takeover was completed 12 months ago on Sunday before being ratified by the relevant authorities a fortnight later, as he stepped in to save the Club from financial oblivion.
Since then, he’s overseen a number of changes at The Super 6 Stadium and had to deal with several issues left by past regimes but he now feels that the Club is in solid shape to move forward.
“One thing I promised myself and the fans was that I would leave this Club in a better place and in a better position than when I came in,” Singh wrote.
“In that respect, I think I could leave tomorrow or next week and I think I will have kept that promise.
“I would like to thank all the people who have been involved during the first year for their services; they have certainly all brought their different expertise to the table and helped us to get the Club back on an even keel.
“I have enjoyed the first 12 months, there’s no doubt about that. However, I have always set myself high targets so I am pretty sure I will enjoy it a lot more if we can be up there challenging for promotion next year.”
You can read the full column first in Saturday’s issue of The Blue Print which is available on the turnstiles and inside the ground.
Also included in this weekend’s Programme you’ll find an exclusive interview with David Edgar, who looks back on his whirlwind first month in blue and white stripes.
Fraser Kerr is next up in our Poolie Index feature – find out what controversial topping he likes on pizza, what makes him angry and why he was always overlooked for big roles in school plays!
We also have columns from Craig Hignett, Ryan Donaldson and Mark Maguire, plus photos from the games against Wrexham and Eastleigh, while it’s the first of our semi-finals in the World Cup Player Quiz feature.
We’ve got the full lowdown on our opposition Solihull Moors to let you know what to expect from Tim Flowers’ men and we also squeeze in our H’Angus Antics page as well as updates from the Youth Team and Women’s Team.
Make sure you pick up a copy of The Blue Print on your way in to The Super 6 Stadium this weekend, while stocks last.