A tough season in store
Despite not being able to show the fixtures in full, greedy fat cats prevent this, I would 'think' that we have all looked at this list now and started to digest it.
Having had a closer look at this myself it dawned on me, fully, what a tough season we are in for...
The nopower championship is known as one of the most competitive leagues in the world, ok the 'quality' might not always be there but the even nature - on the whole - that it offers up gives it that excitement factor, and makes it such a competitive one.
Our opening month looks really tricky, the home games against fellow southern sides, including Brighton in our first Fratton game of the season, and a Welsh one will be the games that we really need to be looking to get a good return from or come the end of August we could, with a couple of tricky away fixtures on the agenda, be looking at another 'poor start' to a season - something we cannot afford again!
September does not really look that much easier, and it is not until October that you can 'argue' that we have the potential of a run of games to string together some wins. November is a mixed bag also...
You 'might' be able to say that December, and not just because we face Scum, is maybe the most kind month to us that said we could have been dealt a much rougher hand than we have been in April. This month leaves us the possibility of ending the season well.
Of course our chances are, or will be, made all the more easier 'if' we can have a competitive squad in place, which is easier said than done...
Speaking of squad recruitment 'word on the street' has it that something is in the offing, a deal with a player from a premier league club perhaps 'could' be signed, sealed and delivered early next week, Tuesday perhaps?
I am told that the club has gone 'very quiet' and calls being made from journo's are not being returned, this is what happened around the time when Chuck was officially (unofficially) confirmed during the week.
PLAY UP POMPEY!