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Amber Lane Talks To... Bruce Elliott

11 May 2017

Club News

Amber Lane Talks To... Bruce Elliott

11 May 2017

To while away the summer months, we are pleased to bring you a new, weekly series of interviews conducted by our intrepid, in-house reporter, Amber Lane.

To kick-off, Amber has gone straight to the top and spoken to our club Chairman, Bruce Elliott.

AMBER: So, Mr Chairman, not a bad season eh! I guess the hopes for next season have to be more of the same, please?

BRUCE: Probably the best season ever for me. More of the same - of course, but establishing ourselves as a National League Club would be the priority for me - they do say that the second season is always more difficult than the first. But I wouldn't say no to another cup run either!

AMBER: You must have been pleased with the season ticket sales and the way the attendance held up after the cup run?

BRUCE: Of course, absolutely brilliant, and huge thanks to Adrian Barry for masterminding season ticket sales, and of course, some of the football we have been playing has deserved to have more people watching.

AMBER: Apart from the Arsenal game and everything that went with it, what was your personal highlight of the season?

BRUCE: The final whistle at the Leeds game, the scenes at the club when we drew Arsenal in the next round and in fact, the whole season of playing at the top level and visiting some top football clubs.

AMBER: There's obviously a lot of travelling in the National League but we had good numbers of supporters at every game. You must have enjoyed seeing them cheer the team out every week?

BRUCE: I take my hat off to each and every one of the supporters who travelled up and down the country supporting us throughout last season, early starts and we know how expensive and tiring all that travelling was. In fact, I would have enjoyed being amongst them all on a number of occasions but in the end I had to remember my age!!

AMBER: Which was your favourite away trip in the league?

BRUCE: Tranmere.

AMBER: Do you have one anecdote from this season that you'd like to share?

BRUCE: My annoyance at missing only one game all season due to my car shedding all its oil on the way to Braintree!

AMBER: And, finally, is there any truth in the rumour that you and Tim Vine have signed up for panto together at Wimbledon Theatre next Christmas?

BRUCE: No, it is just me. Once I signed up, they said they only had space for one comedian. Tim will take over as Chairman - good luck Dos with that.

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