The first game of a new season and a new era as we move to playing in a "competitive" league and we have a real challenge in the shape of Heart of Teddlothian Lions.
Although we haven't played HoT Lions before, the HoT teams always prove to be strong, both physically and in their playing ability and I wouldn't expect this game to prove any different but we are going in with a strong squad of 12 and I am hopeful that our overall quality will prove too much as it has in the past.
Harrison is unavailable this weekend, and I'm going to "rest" Harry M. and Rory this week although "rest" seems a daft phrase bearing in mind we have only just come back.
Jonty will play in the full 60 mins in goal with the rest of the players playing 45 mins with the exception of Hector who I will play for 30 mins in two stints of 15, so that he can spend a bit of time alongside Adam and myself so we can work on his game understanding. It's easy to forget that actually playing a competitive match against players you don't know is a big ask of most children, especially when coming into a side with boys who have played for 5 seasons now.
I'm really looking forward to the new season as I'm sure the boys are. Fingers crossed for a great game.