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A message from Margy ...

Greetings to all FC United supporters. I’m back from my holiday, well rested and looking forward to the upcoming season. Hopefully you all are too. I took my holidays as early as possible, but with a young family I had to do it during the school break and therefore missed our last two pre-season matches.

Pre-season is about blowing off the cobwebs and giving trials to some prospective new players so we have arranged our pre-season campaign a bit differently this year, playing sides that are higher up the pyramid means we can really test the players on trial at the club.

Teams such as Altrincham and Kettering are bound to have better quality players than we will face in the Unibond Premier next season but with players on holiday and injuries to Jerome and Rob Nugent we have also been a little disjointed. Although we have lost three games so far I remain confident about our prospects this season.

We’ve been doing a lot of work on fitness in our pre-season training and the lack of ball work at this early stage can sometimes be evident. However we feel that the hard work done so far this summer will prove worthwhile as the season progresses.

Now though training will become football based and we’ll start to work harder on getting quality sorted and focussing on our shape and ball work. This will hopefully show through as we begin to play against teams at our level over the next couple of weeks.

I’m very pleased with the new signings: Tunji Moses will add some bite to our midfield, and Dave Neville will prove a big asset to the club. Carlos and Kyle are both quality players and Adam Turner will have a big part to play when he comes back from holiday.

James Brackenridge has done well and will have a part to play once his fitness has returned. He has not played for a year so will need some time to get back in the swing of things again.

Overall though I’m confident that we can do well in this league, and can’t wait for the first match on August 16th at Gigg Lane. See you all there.

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First Posted ~ 15:15 Tue 29 Jul 2008
News ID ~ 1734
Last Updated ~ 17:14 Fri 11 Oct 2013