SOMEHOW, Thurrock remain in the Blue Square Conference. Two reprieves in the past three seasons may be seen as lucky or may be a reflection on the state of football finances at the moment.
But if there is one chairman who cuts his cloth or as he says’ “If you haven’t got socks, you can’t pull them up!”
Another shrewd move has been to put Robbie Garvey charge. Last year may have been a stop start season but now that Robbie has taken things over, there is a firm foundation for the team.
The season kicks off with a visit to Salisbury at Old Sarum. It is hard to assess how the team will do. They have been competent and no more in the pre seasons but that may be the benchmark for the season.
They were struggling from the start last year and they were losing by five or six come Christmas. That is why a solid start is essential.
Last night (Thursday)Robbie Garvey and his management team enjoyed an evening discussing the start of the new season. They have put together a squad more than capable of competing with the best in Blue Square South.
The club website reports:
“The evening was entertaining and an opportunity to find out how the managers would approach the new season after the disappointment of last year.
“Although they played their cards close to their chest not wanting to reveal to much detail it was a positive evening which left everybody feeling more optimistic about Saturdays difficult away trip to Salisbury City.
The closing statement after a question was asked about Thurrock being relegation favourites with Blue Square Bet was “You will not get those odds for much longer” read into as you will and lets hope that 100/1 to will the league will be difficult to find in the next week.
YourThurrock prediction: 16th