Where will it all lead? Who knows? Those of us who have been around a few years as supporters know that blips often follow success so it would be no surprise if we struggle next year – there is a recognised gulf to the next level. But, like others, I am not so sure. I have a feeling that lots of us underestimate our teams’ ability.
I recall thinking in our conference winning season “surely we are not the best team in this league?”, but we came first. Likewise on Sunday I felt Rotherham had by far the greater nous to defy us. Wrong again.
My partner and her best friend came on Sunday, having not seen us ‘live’ for some seasons – both remarked how good they thought we were in comparison to what they had seen before. It would not surprise me if we gave it a real go next season. We may have basically one style of play but it is effective and teams often can’t cope with it.
The constituency of the squad will be fascinating to see – probably a few additions (and no big losses…please!) but youth is on the side of several key players like Scott Doe (left) so there may not be many changes. More squad strength/options in depth is probably the most important thing.
And what an array of sumptuous double headers to look forward to – Orient, Charlton, Brentford, Colchester even before we get out of London and Essex!