Monthly Update - December
Well things have just gone from bad to worse...1 win in 7 games is our current form and the other games have all been loses...alot of which we should have done alot better in. I am struggling to come up with ideas to turn the team around and get out of this rut, especially after the start of the season that we had. The other thing that has annoyed me over the past month is that we have only scored one goal and it was a DEFENDER that scored it.
After our run of recent results I honestly believe we are lucky to be in the top 5 never mind keeping up with a push for European places. We have a game in hand over the teams above us but the best that we can get to is back up to 4th, and one point behind 3rd. Though with our current form I don't see that happening.
Our team has been slightly depleted by the departures of Dean Shiels, due to his loan ending and our inability to finance an extension, and Ben Hutchinson who left on a free transfer to Burton. As the transfer window has now re-opened I will try to bring in new players and replacements, while contemplating whether to bother keeping Galan who has yet to score in over 500+minutes of football for the club, which is shockingly bad for a striker.
I shouldn't really need to tell you that the club lost more money this month with £138,000 just walking out of our accounts. So far we are £468,848 in debt and this will continue to grow until the end of the season and most likely beyond.
In training once again it was the youth that impressed but also failed to this month as:
William Gros - Attacking
Jude Winchester - Strength
Charlie Telfer - Tactics
All improved and impressed while:
Alex Pursehouse - Strength
Rory McKeown - Strength
Both failed to impress or improve.
A good thing to mention about contracts though is that our coach Paul McDonald and our goalkeeping coach Billy Thompson have both renewed their contracts to stay on with the club till 2015