The season is back and that feeling of positivity is back after a season of negativity. Last season was horrible with 2 poor transfer windows and some god awful displays put on by many who wore Blue & Amber last year. Every game it was a case of struggling to decide who we wanted to play and to be fair we didn’t have many to pick from.
As the season continued the ‘Who shouldn’t play’ list grew larger than the ‘Who should play’ list. The likes of Mkandawire and Winfield were the main scapegoats of the season and it’s easy to see why! Dave Winfield who decided to point fingers and swear at Salop fans and Tamika Mkandawire was somehow named captain and led the team by example – a bloody poor example.
This season all the negativity which had grew throughout the season seems to have been dismantled and replaced by lots of positives. Matt Williams was the first arrival and soon got his feet under the table and was quick to persuade RW to appoint Micky Mellon. Micky soon got to work and released the chuckle brothers (sorry Winfield & Mkandawire) and brought in 16 new players.
The most impressive signing has to be James Collins, the player we had failed to replace. Also the likes of Liam Lawrence and Scott Vernon soon proved to all Salop fans that Micky meant business and from the first pre season game against Chesterfield, the team looked seriously strong.
Now we are into the second week of the league and it is so good to be back. A very impressive draw against Wimbledon in the league and a brilliant win against Blackpool on Tuesday in the cup has given town fans plenty of reasons to feel positive about the rest of the season.
Not only has the club gone about changing many aspects of the way it functions but we have too! We are after many different people to get involved in 2 projects we have coming up. First of all we need more help with the blog and more different ideas to be pumped in to improve the site currently.
Secondly we want to run a podcast at some point this season and we require 3 Salop fans to meet up weekly and talk all things Shrewsbury Town for 30-60 minutes a week. If this is something that could be of interest to you then get in touch with us. You can DM us on Twitter or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Lets all hope for a quick return to League One and a brilliant season full of memories on & off the pitch. Get behind the lads and lets help them through this long old season #COYB