With no game last Saturday it was an opportunity for the lads to take a break from league action and regroup.
In truth it was a welcome break as in one way or another it has been a pretty full on start to the season.
The lads trained last Saturday lunchtime in an attempt to remedy some of the issues that have arisen from the season so far. With the visit of Weston Super Mare tomorrow we realise that a crucial and very attainable three points are at stake and it is vital that we are fully prepared and ready for the game. I wasn’t present at the reverse fixture but by all accounts we snatched a draw from the jaws of victory. It was a game we dominated in large parts but failed to kill off and we almost paid the price for it.
Once again it was individual errors that cost us and we must look to improve in this area tomorrow. We will of course show Weston Super Mare the respect they deserve, there are no easy games in this league and with the inconsistency we have shown so far this season, we have no right to expect anything other than a tough 90 minutes.
I am aware that I keep saying it but I genuinely believe that at some point it will all click. In the majority of games we have been creating chances, but our goals to chances ratio has been poor and that’s not just a criticism of our strikers, its the whole team. Equally we have defended sloppily at key times during games.
This has cost us dear and once again this is not only a criticism of the back four, as a unit from front to back we have not defended well enough. Tomorrow will represent our last opportunity to get points on the board ahead of two very tough games coming up over the Christmas period against Dover. While I appreciate Dover will start both matches strong favourites, I have every confidence that if we get it right, we can tear up the form book and send a statement to the rest of the league that we intend to make 2012 our year.
Support us now if you want full-time football in 3 years
With the club this week making public its intentions to go full time in the next three years, I would urge the football fans of Eastbourne to once again get behind the club and help us achieve our goal.
I honestly believe this club will go on to achieve great things and many of the current crop of players including myself, will be long gone when it does.
But every great team needs a great fan base and while all may not be exactly as we would like on the field at present, it is this current group of players who are tasked with stabilising the club in this period of uncertainty and ensuring that the club is still in a position to progress in the near future.
If you want the so called glory days to return to Priory Lane, show it by coming down and showing your support now.
Around 700 people who came to watch us in the Premier no longer attend and if they did, the club would be in a much stronger position to give them what they ultimately want, a full time local team competing at the highest level.