Week 17 w/c 25th March 2013

With no midweek games, the focus switched to the bar and getting things rolling, it still feels too messy for my liking – the hand over to the new management has taken place, but there still seems to be more questions than answers in my mind…but, I am determined that I am not lumbered with all the responsibility this time around, so am going to have to sit back and bite my tongue… Continue reading “Week 17 w/c 25th March 2013”

Week 15 w/c 11th March 2013

A combination of Champions League Football on the television (Barcelona coming back from 2 down in the first leg to beat AC Milan 4-0) and a freezing cold night meant that the crowd for Tuesday’s game v Arlesey Town was not the best. It was bitterly cold, and it was all about getting three points… the footy was not pretty, but after Toby Little put us ahead on just 24 seconds with a majestic strike, we never really looked like losing. Continue reading “Week 15 w/c 11th March 2013”

week 11: w/c 11th February 2018

Frome Home

A hectic football management week kicked off early on Monday with another call to Andy and a conversation with the Chairman, a man who has very much become a reluctant Chairman. A situation I can sympathise with, the pressure of the finance drains any enjoyment you might otherwise have felt. Your head tells you that the playing budget has to be cut, lots of things must be cut…but the heart, ah the heart, the most influential organ in the body – that tells you something completely different. Continue reading “week 11: w/c 11th February 2018”

Week 9: w/c 28th January 2013

Bashley away / Hemel Hempstead Town away

The week started with a delightful message from one of our turnstile operators. I love the person involved to bits, he is an excellent source for gossip and I don’t think he actually expects me to pick the phone up every time he rings, my answer phone absorbs all the words and allows me to filter through the chatter to uncover the little gems of information that do make my life easier at the club. He was an absolute legend at the time when we were looking for a new bar manager and his little tit-bits of information have served many a purpose ahead of a board meeting, even if I do have to negotiate my way through the exaggerations before arriving at the truth (every person passing through the turnstiles has the same complaint? Really?). Continue reading “Week 9: w/c 28th January 2013”