On paper, we have a first 11 average of 89 still and should finish mid table of 8th – 13th.
It is my intention to stay at United and get them back into the first division where they belong. This season I will aim to be mid table and assess what we need for a push for promotion in season 17. It will be interesting to see what rises the players will get and whether we can push for the play offs this season.
With a third of the season completed, we find ourselves in 5th position with W6, D2, L5 and 20 points, and are currently in the play offs, over performing on our seasons expectations. We had a slow start to the season with a single win in our first four games, but things picked up a bit and we slowly climbed up the league.
We are now at the half way point with 19 games completed and we are in 6th position with W8, D5, L6, and 29 points. It’s nice to remain in a play off spot, but this is a very tight division. We are only 5 points off top spot, 2 points from an automatic promotion place and 8 points off relegation. We have only lost one of our last nine matches and need to continue this vein of form. We are still over performing on our seasons target and have progressed to the Youth Shield knock out stages.
I am tinkering with the youth team at the moment and looking for opportunities, but will only consider exchanging first team players if players are offered that are on my gold short list.