Another year flashes past us and on behalf of everyone here at the Football Club I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. Here at the club things have been very quiet given the quantity of away games but again speaking for the management and players and all us folk off the field I cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support at all these away games. As you know we have one more away game at Tunbridge Wells this Saturday 23 December before we return back home in an extremely tough game against Whitstable Town FC.
As a way of saying thank you to all the supporters whom have made the various long journeys throughout Kent and all other supporters we will be having a special kids go free afternoon and also a free cup of tea or coffee (using your admission ticket). I want to pack the park for the 30 December and I hope by doing this you will spread the word and bring the family for a day out at our club. Since my last time of writing back in November the team have under performed and at our last game before the New Year I am sure the players want to put this right against a strong Whitstable team. As Chairman I have to keep my council when I speak publicly about comings and goings at the club but I know how hard Ernie has been working to get players in and is just as disappointed as you when things don’t work out and they leave at the drop of a hat.
I was involved with our first team managers surprise 60th party after the Rusthall match, and to hear him speak about the passion he still has for our great club is immense and makes me proud to have him as our manager leading the team. Together, Ernie and I will get this great football club back to where it belongs however contrary to popular belief we will not buy our way out of this league and we will continue to try to sign and retain excellent young players from around the county. In the next couple of seasons our youth section will start to bear some fruit with players coming through from the U18’s which as a football club we are extremely committed to.
With Christmas less than a week away, it’s a time to reflect on the year gone by and whilst we are not quite where we want to be, please be sure to know we are working hard to get where we need to be. As I said previously I hope you and your families have a great Christmas and I hope to see you all at the home game versus Whitstable on 30 December.
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