A warm welcome to the players, staff and supporters of Mildenhall FC. Our opponents, like us, are unbeaten in the league this season and we anticipate a tough test again this afternoon.
This week has seen us achieve two 2-1 wins in the FA Vase away at Thetford and in the league away at Swaffham. Both games saw us fall behind and require determination and character to score late winners. The attitude of this group to work hard for each other and not to be beaten has been so evident, particularly with the challenge of doing so on Tuesday with 10 men for 60 minutes of the match. We have shown flexibility in being able to adapt to different formations and been able to rotate personnel to keep players match sharp, whilst still achieving results.
Adam Probert and Alex Earl started a month's loan with Great Yarmouth Town on Wednesday. Adam picked up an injury in pre-season which effectively put him 6 weeks behind the rest of the group. After a run of games in our U21's he is now ready to be tested at a higher level, as he fights his way back into 1st team contention. Alex since relocating from Slovakia, has had limited opportunities and will now get a run of games to do well and improve his sharpness, as he adapts to English football.
The staff and players would like to take the opportunity to thank all our supporters and sponsors, who back the club with their time and money in what continues to be an uncertain economic climate. We are very grateful to be at a club that has the backing of so many individuals whose support, along with the chairman is very much appreciated. Many league and non league teams are facing perilous times and are relying on government or footballing bodies backing them to continue their very existence. 'With this backdrop you have to seriously question the timing of the Premier Leagues pay per view proposal, backed by no fewer than 19 of the 20 Premier League teams and the seemingly doomed blueprint of 'Project Big Picture'. The level of greed and lack of morality demonstrated, to trade increased power for financial reward at a time of desperation, doesn't surprise, but certainly saddens me. It would appear that the lower echelons of the footballing pyramid, the 'grassroots' of our game will be forced to accept the offered scraps from the bountiful feast of the top table, in order to survive. What Covid has shattered is the notion that the Premier League cares or even needs its fans, as it ploughs on regardless in empty stadiums and a marginally reduced spend in a Summer transfer window. Let's hope more football loving people come and enjoy what their local non-league team has to offer as a result of it.
Enjoy the Game,