December 9 2019
The recent turmoil has, as a short term measure, seen Nigel Sparrow stepping into the head coach role. In the meantime, the club has actively sought to have a suitable replacement in place well before the end of the season (timescale?). An announcement from the club is expected in the next 5 – 10 days. Interestingly, this could raise an eyebrow or two.
Recent results, particularly that at Richmond, has somewhat diminished the threat of relegation but maintaining the recent momentum will be key to keeping that threat at bay and furthering the progress up the league.
The positive actions behind the scenes should not only provide some stability for the remainder of the season but also give the incoming coach the opportunity to assess the squad for next season.pqs: qs:
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Beating one of the top last week, reduced gap this weekend again by one point. Think we can quietly look up the table and see where it takes us, one game at a time, never getting carried away. That itself will keep us clear of the bottom 3. Who remembers the 14 game unbeaten run few seasons ago. This squad have spirit this season, seen that. I think albion can win more than lose before end of season.
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Quote:yes you got it right. Hopefully squad can move on gel and have a great season. I know Gully has now gone, any news on Muggy?Radioman2
If not top six, which rightly or wrongly is where we think we should be, then comfortably mid table with passionate home wins keeping the crowds stable. Away performances continue to disappoint.
We love going to Brickfields and I still imagine our support as the noisiest in the league which somehow lends a certain on-field expectation. Our away support is much documented and lauded. Long may that continue and thanks to the work load that goes in to that.
After a two week build up, home match days acquire a certain emptiness at full-time and personally I clamour for CityBus post-match connection to help elongate the fans together experience. I then miss the comedy and drama afforded by our wonderful merry band around the ground until next time. I don't stay at the ground because I don't really drink and maybe the marquees lack the intimacy of a packed and chattering cosy bar . Let's pop to Richmond a few weeks back. Winning was a joy as were our fans throughout. But there were 6 games going on in the vicinity of the double roomed clubhouse. With players, families and supporters packing the basic but cosy bars, atmosphere and cash was everywhere. Food as much as beer.
Creating a longer inclusive match day experience could only bond the club together. How? No idea but a round table discussion.......
Increasingly there seems scant drip feed of official social media. To keep the public/live supporters connected and therefore maintaining an interest. Building an audience is key. Ask any business. Albion's on-line presence isn't much fun. Argyle fans probably click in couple times a day.... just saying.
National 1 is a grand old league. Some tough teams with admirable collectivity : Cinderford, Old Elts, Rams and Chinnor. New clubs on the block but easily an on-field match for us. There is the inevitable chat of closing off the Premiership. Do we then become Exeter B. Much for historic Albion to cling on to and play for.
Meanwhile today we are at struggling Rotherham. I don't doubt it will be tough. Eyes on the DRs to step up. Herbie? I only want to see him when he is fit. Same goes for any of the returning casualties.
And finally. We a need a B team playing competitively .... No?
Thanks for reading. You all know a lot more than me. I remain totally anon-expert. Happy New Year.