Starting this thread to see what people's thoughts are on the season ahead and for the first game, what are people's thoughts on the lineup to start the game also.
I'm feeling fairly positive about the season ahead albeit disappointed with the departure of Callum Howe so soon before the season starts. It's clear to see we are lacking in defenders not just in the centre but I do worry that we've got Burrell as cover for literally left-back/right-back/centre-back. A huge positive we need to remember though is that we have a proper left-back for this season! Let's just hope he can last all 46 games....
Overall though I do feel the squad as a whole is stronger than last season especially in midfield with the likes of an experienced Scott Brown, a proper finisher/exciting player in Sam Jones and a player to get you off your seats in Brendan Kiernan. Add that to the likes of Leesley and Falkingham and we're onto good things.
Onto the lineup for the first game of the season, two players in our squad will miss out completely and it's not an easy choice. I personally think Simon will go for the same team that started against Spennymoor but I think we need an extra man in the centre of midfield and sacrifice a striker. This is mainly to deal with Solihull as the huge threat they will cause. To try deal with the set-piece threat I think Burrell needs to play in place of Fallowfield just to add a slight bit more height to the team. My team below:
LB) G. Smith
CB) W. Smith
Subs: Cracknell, Fallowfield, Kerry, Muldoon & Stead.