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Reco’s Ramble- The opening day of the season

Welcome to Reco's Ramble.

Welcome to Reco’s Ramble.

This Saturday sees the return of the Conference Premier now under the guise of The Skrill Premier.

It is the moment what fans of clubs in the TSP have been waiting for as we kick start what is sure to be another amazing season. Can Aldershot turn around their ten point deduction? Can Kidderminster go one better and take the title? Or will Richard Money’s Cambridge earn promotion?

Also how will the new sides do? Chester visiting Barnet will be a key fixture to cast an eye over even it just because both teams are making their returns to the Skrill Premier after spell away from the pinnacle of Non-league football.

Chester, Halifax, Welling and Sailsbury will all be hoping for good starts and no doubt they will have good starts as they carry there winning run on from step 2 in the non-league game. While Aldershot and Barnet may find it hard as they look to turn a losing mentality into a winning one.

It will be hard for Aldershot and I wouldn’t be too shocked if with this points deduction they slip through the trap door. While will be a shame because no doubt if they didn’t have their problems they will be top eight without a question.

Results on day one can set the tone for the season but it is not always the case just ask anyone at Aggborough. How many of them thought the Harriers were going to be challenging so close for the title after 5 games and 5 losses.

I am sure Steve Burr and everyone in DY10 will be hoping for a better start of the season. If they had won their opening day fixture or one on the next five then they would have snatched promotion from Mansfield.

At the end of the day it is a marathon not a sprint so teams rushing out the blocks like a bat out of hell are often caught sooner rather then later and fall away. Teams don’t need to have a rush of wins to start the season off after all the season doesn’t finish in October.

But, it is always nice to have a limited number of losses (if any on the board at this.)

Also fans get to see the new signing in competitive action for the first time. Yes they have been seen in pre-season but that is completely different then playing league games which is the bread and butter of all football, is your league games.

So it all set to be an interesting season and let’s hope it can live up to last season’s greatness and have some interesting games again.


Welcome to Reco’s Ramble

Welcome to Reco's Ramble.

Welcome to Reco’s Ramble.

For those who read the Chorley FC match day programme last season would have seen the page that I had- entitled Reco’s Ramble. Sadly this season I will not be writing for the Chorley FC match day programme.

So I have decided to bring this to an online format.

Each Thursday I will post a Reco’s Ramble which will be an opinion column on a topic in world of non-league football.
It maybe something that happened in a game I was watching or reporting on, brining you and insight into what goes on in the press box or sometimes it will be what is the key talking points in the game. But remember these are my opinions and not any publications I have worked for.

The name Reco is an old nickname I have had and was what my page in the Chorley match day programme called. So it made sense to use that name.

The first one will be online on next Thursday ahead of the new Skrill Premier Division.

Hope you enjoy reading them.