The Amber Army wrote:
It should help us to recruit one or two players if we do indeed stay North.
Should also improve crowds both home and away.
Sadly, you are probably correct on both counts.
However, If we hope to progress any further up the pyramid now or at any time in the future, then we really MUST sign players who are prepared to travel. Were we to get promoted to the next level at any time soon, then we would have to travel to Whitley Bay, Blyth Spartans, Grantham, Walsall (Rushall Olympic), Kendal, Hull (North Ferriby), Eastwood (almost an identical distance to Hucknall where we managed to field just four supporters in the season just finished, only one of which lived within twelve miles of New Mills), Hednesford (near Walsall again) as well as AFC Fylde, Chorley and Stafford, although to be fair, Chorley probably isn't that far.
The point being that we can't afford to be parochial, either from a player point of view or similarly from a supporter point of view. We need to support the team wherever they are playing.
As a side note, is your ground really good enough for the Evo-Stik prem? Seating wise etc, etc.