We're doing well, not very well and if I'm honest I don't think we're fulfilling our potential as often as many people would like.
If memory serves me correctly, we were 8th in the League this time last season, possibly a position or two lower.
Looking back over the fixtures from 5th December 2009 to the end of our season on 24th April 2010 our form was shocking!
Played - 25 (59% of the season)
Won - 5 (20%)
Drew - 7 (28%)
Lost - 13 (52%)
Tonight is our 21st League game marking the half-way point of our season. Last season our halfway point game came as a 5 - 1 victory over Cray Wanderers on 16th January.
This season so far we're on:
Played 20 (47%)
Won - 7 (35%)
Drawn - 7 (35%)
Lost - 6 (30%)
To me that form looks decidedly average, yes we've won more than we've lost, but equally we've also drawn as many as we've won.
As for the players I think John has brought some real quality to the Club this season, (Game, Dumas, Rhodes) and blended them in well within an experienced squad, (Crow, Dobbo, Moore, Ward, Heale) as well as include a few of the younger ones in matches coming off the bench, (Skidmore, Britnell, Matthews) to partner the core players already established in the starting XI like Russell, King and Easterford. John has also added some Ryman Premier League experience to the dugout by allowing Alzapiedi to be his Assistant and we've seen Crow get more involved with warming the players up on matchdays.
Again if I'm honest we do have one or two players who would probably benefit from being released so they can get more games under their belts and free up some money for us to purchase a player or two in the positions we really need cover for. A huge concern that I have at present is noted in the Ryman League bulletins that are posted on this forum - Our top scorer in the League has only scored six goals in these 20 games and I think all but one of them have come from penalties!