As mentioned in my previous post, there are changes-a-plenty to the "On The Road" pre-season schedule!!! Never mind, eh?? 10th July is the scheduled start to the pre-season mish-mash !!
The Arnold Tn v Notts C***ty games has been moved to the end of July, so at the moment our choices for the 1st game are slightly limited. Shall we pay £12 (!) to see the mighty Stags entertain Sheffield United, or a few quid less to see Ilkeston take on Burton Albion (3:00pm). Sutton Tn AFC are at home to FCUM, but we have three scheduled trips to the Fieldings planned already. Watch this space, as they say!
Monday 12th July sees a Stags XI visit Blidworth Welfare, according to the MTFC website the team will be a mixture of first team and youth team players (7:45pm). The following day we look to be heading out to Teversal as they welcome Dinnington Town to the Grange (7:45pm).
Friday 16th Heanor Town visit Pinxton (7:45pm). Saturday 17th sees the first of the three planned pre-season visits to the Fieldings as the Snipes entertain Worksop Town (3:00 pm). Monday 19th - another Monday in Blidworth to see them take on near neighbours Rainworth MW (7:45pm), then I'll probably get around to handing Roger Rann some cash for the books he supplied at the end of last season as we plan a visit to Eagle Valley on Tuesday 20th to see Arnold Town v Gedling Town (7:45pm).
Thursday 22nd - Kimberley Town are at home to Maltby Main (7:45pm) and Saturday 24th we stay very local - Basford United v Blidworth Welfare (3:00pm).
Tuesday 27th sees us visit the Fieldings again as the Snipes take on Matlock Town (7:45pm) while Calverton v Cheaterfield XI is on the cards for Wednesday 28th ( 7:00pm).
Saturday 31st - our first chance to see Tommy Brookbanks' new Hucknall Town team take on Eastwood Town (3:00pm). The following Monday (2nd August) should see our second visit as Hucknall play Mansfield Town ( 7:30pm).
Tuesday 3rd August we make the short trip to Calverton - they are due to play Radford FC at 7:30pm, then Wednesday 4th sees us make another visit to Blidworth - Louth Town the visitors (7:45pm). Sutton Town AFC v Rainworth follows on the 5th (7:30pm).
Quite a comprehensive list, but in all probability we will not take in all of them.