Although most Frickley fans won't want to hear it, with the upheaval at the end of last season the realistic ambitions this year are limited to staying out of the bottom two. If the manager thinks he can take us higher than that, great.
But i'm a realist and this is just just my opinion, the foundations of the club have to be relayed with a blueprint for the future, that start's not just with the manager and players, but the directors and the fans etc. There are signs that it's beginning to happen, with hopefully the new changing room facility, which is vital to the proposed junior teams being started with a pathway to first team football. Also the working days have been great.
Winning games and getting results is great, but EVERY club need's more than that, it's also about what happens off the pitch, there seems to be a good spirit off the pitch at the moment, looking at the two working days which were carried out, when around 15-20 people turned up for both, where as previously i was told they used to get the same 4 or 5 people.
Everyone has a part to play, no matter how small it may be, if you come to a game and pay on the gate that's playing a part, we just need a few more to do that.
It's going to be a tough season ahead, no doubts about that, and the fans and local community have a massive part to play in that this season, probably more than ever than in recent seasons.
Maybe then, getting the structure right off the pitch with a blueprint of where we want to go, Frickley will be more appealing to potential investors.
Let's see where it takes us, we may be surprised ?, or yet again, maybe we won't and it will be same old Frickley, who knows ?