Seeing Grays week in week out we knew the kind of talent we had, some of you yourself have been down and seen it and said how good some of our players are/were.
No fans at Grays are niave to think you can keep these players because you cant, one because it stops progression for both the club and the player and two the player at this level could walk (although granted its a lot stickier end).
We are under no illusion to how hard the conference is but our confidence stemed from us being full time, and our results against conference teams in the Trophy.
Yeah you also played well in previous years against conference teams but we shipped in 11 goals in two games on to let in 1. Ok its not a week in week out judgement but its not bad.
The Conference South was very very strong this year as you and Gravesend found out with Bishop Stortford. I would say it is stronger that previous years when it was the ryman.
The wheels are in no way coming off at Grays, its not losing the players thats the test its how your replace them, we wont be sucked into signing Ex league players to build up our team we will continue to invest in youth as it has stood us well so far.