A chance to earn some respect again
The Coca-Cola League One Fixture list was revealed this morning
. We start with Wycombe Wanderers - I would have put a lot of dough on that if I knew how to - and then Hartlepool, Leyton Orient and Walsall plus a League Cup tie
at Hereford all appear in our lives like a slap in the face with a soggy haddock during the first fortnight of the new season. What do managers say? The league table says a lot about the rest of the season after the first month, by which time we would also have travelled to Tranmere and hosted last year's League Two champions Brentford. Excited yet?
Personally I am a little disappointed because I am due back for my first taste of the new season in early September and I was hoping for a mad away game and I've realistically got the choice of Brentford or Southampton at home. I do have my eye on the Brighton game on December 1st, a Tuesday night. By that time of course a lot would have already been revealed about our providence.
Something that was revealed today was a mini pre-season tour to Ireland
. After the Welling game the club will travel to the south-east of Ireland to play Wexford Youth
and then Bray Wanderers
on July 12th and 15th respectively. The Wexford game has got the internet scuttlebutts off on the likelihood of a potential coincidence between a possible takeover and Wexford owner and manager, construction magnate Mick Wallace
. All I can tell you is that Bray is the birthplace of Darren Randolph. FACT!The pre-season schedule is now as follows:
Wed July 8th - Welling United
Sun July 12th - Wexford Youth
Wed July 15th - Bray Wanderers
Sat July 18th - Forest Green Rovers
Tue July 21st - Crawley Town
Sat July 25th - Barnet
Tue July 28th - Ipswich Town
Sat Aug 1st - Bournemouth
Back to Wycombe then. Who can forget that disgraceful night
under Les Reed, when two and half years ago the club well and truly put it's foot on the downward spiral. Well in a little over 7 weeks time the club gets a chance to begin to earn our respect again. Not support because they will always have that, but our respect.