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Preseason Is Over, Now The Real Action Begins!

The preseason preparations are finally over, the friendlies have been played and squads rotated & tested. Now it’s time for the main show to get under way after what has seemed like an age of a summer!The preseason has been an eventful one for the Beachboys, with plenty of goals being scored and up until the final two games very few being let in. It’s also hit the squad hard with a couple of significant injuries that have had to be addressed. July saw the Beachboys involved in 6 preseason matches, and all of which saw Concord Rangers victorious. First up were a Stevenage Borough XI who were overturned by a 6 goals to 1 margin, which included goals from Tony Stokes, Paul Goodacre and Jason Hallett. Next up was a charity encounter away to Canvey Island, where the money raised on the night would be split between the Indee Rose Trust and the Danny Green Fund, the two clubs chosen charities. Although this was a friendly, there was still bragging rights at stake in what will be the only…

Expecting Too Much?

The season is nearly upon us, just over a week until the Skrill Conference South (and North) kick off and get under way. 44 teams all with their own aims and ambitions for the season, whether that is to simply stay in the league they're in, to have a decent cup run, or to achieve promotion to the next level. Then of course there's the fans, we have our own hopes & dreams for the coming season, some realistic, some clearly not. I'll be completely honest, at the start of last season I never even dreamed that Concord Rangers would achieve all that they did. There were hopes of a decent cup run or two (considering there was 4 the club were a part of) and a top half table finish, but that was it. Obviously as the season progress the expectations and aspirations change with how the team progresses, but at this point before the season begins in earnest you have to be reasonable with what you hope for your team, right? Well a number of teams fans (especially at Ryman level aft…