Early Bird Season Tickets now Available Firstly I would like to give a warm welcome to AFC Totton to the club.  Obviously its been a difficult start to the season. Although I am sure there isn't anyone more frustrated than me, I feel we need to take a step back and put things into perspective a little. The amount the club has moved forward on the pitch in the last 18 months is incredible. Ultimately we are victims of our own success. Expectation is high. However, we are in a difficult and unforgiving league. We are competing against some very large clubs with some extremely sizeable budgets, most being bigger than ours. We are going up against clubs that have full time managers, lots of staff, large squads etc so sometimes we do need to be realistic. In saying all of that, I am not happy about certain performances this season and we all know that we can perform much better. The bank holiday certainly had its highs and lows. Away at Kings Lynn was one of those really pleasing performances as a manager. A 'proper' away performance where the lads worked their socks off for me. The game against Tiverton was really frustrating. Although I was not happy at all, looking back I actually think we started the game ok, and in the second half obviously had the majority of possession. But like I said to the lads, if we give away goals like the one we did against them then we are not going to win may games.  We brought these lads to the club for a reason and I trust them. I know it will all come good and that we will reach the high level of performances that we did in the majority of the games last season. Today brings a break from the league. Frome haven't got a great record in recent times. They have progressed beyond the first round qualifying just once in the last four seasons. The FA Cup is a fantastic competition for the lower league clubs. Having a good cup run is brilliant as a player and for the club. I have been lucky enough to play live on TV against Norwich in the first round of the cup and it was certainly the main highlight of my career. Its an amazing experience for a non league player. It brings a great amount of interest around the club and has a real buzz about it. It would be brilliant to have a cup run this season, and hopefully we will start that with a good performance today against AFC Totton. Please do get behind the lads and show your support. Make some noise and enjoy the game.