Another week passes at the Meadow, and this week the club finishes the week with our Director Alex Horne turning Chesham’s Christmas Lights on. Alex, the managers and some of the squad will be in the High Street this evening showing off their skills and hosting the light switch from 6pm. Hopefully you can join us and the town with a fantastic night for the community
Our Club Historian Giles Stevenson will be giving a historical tour around “The Meadow” tomorrow before the Gosport game, meeting by the Chess Suite entrance at 13:30. Please contact Giles firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or if you would like to attend. There is a fascinating amount of history around the Meadow but I won’t spoil the tour, do come along if you can
A slightly different matchday programme for tomorrow, as normally we would produce two programmes for two games, but not only has our programme editor gone off on holiday, our back-up editors was also planning to be away at the same time. Who allows this holiday clash? Oh yes, they are volunteers so they don’t need to ask the club’s permission! On a serious note, thank you to the guys for putting in the effort and sorting out a programme that covers both games before they went away – I hope both Gosport and Sholing enjoy their brief visits to The Meadow and have a safe journey home.
The 4-0 defeat at Bracknell Town on the back of the defeat at Swindon Supermarine is disappointing, but it is only two games and it is really important that we all stick together, support each other, get behind the team and get back to doing what we know we are capable of. A couple of alarm bells have rung, but it is certainly no time to panic.It is still early days in a very long season and we must not get too disheartened and must believe this is only a blip.
As Jurgen Klopp reminded us all only this week,on the way to winning the Champions League they had two poor results and performances against Napoli and Red Star Belgrade, but that is all forgotten if you are lifting a trophy at the end of the day.
You may have seen in my weekly notes last week that we had an incident in our FA Cup game when a bottle was thrown onto the pitch. Please note, this level of behaviour and bringing alcohol, or glass bottles containing any liquid, into the ground WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. I would like to think it was a one-off and on the whole we are proud to have an excellent bunch of supporters, however, we must not rest on our laurels, and we will very much be getting behind the FA’s Enough Is Enough campaign launched recently.
In short, we are taking a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination and will back the FA in reporting hate, prejudice or discrimination whenever we see it or hear it. We want you to help spread the word that any such behaviour is unwanted, and the FA are prepared to take players off the pitch, deduct league points or even have grounds closed down – strong words for a strong message. As I say, thankfully we do not have an issue with this, but as our crowds continue to increase, it is important that it stays that way.Enjoy the games this week and thank you for your support.
If you haven’t got your tickets yet, then you can still get them online AT cheshamunited.co.uk/tickets, online sales do speed up your entry at the turnstile and you can take advantage of our 3 for 2 offer that will get you all this weeks home games at a discounted price
Thank you as always for your magnificent support
Peter Brown, Chairman