So as mentioned at the end of last season we let go the majority of the playing squad with just holding onto 6 players so we had to go out and build a new squad that would be capable of putting up a fight in this division so the majority of the players that I've brought in are young. This doesn't mean they lack experience though as a lot of them have dropped down the leagues from the premiership to try and build their reputations back up to get back to the top.
So far we have signed 12 players but we're still in the market for more as we build out the squad.
We had a pretty small preseason as we spent most of it trying to sign people so didn't want to play too many games until had had a squad capable of playing them but we put in some good performances when we did play and it makes me confident for going forward.
Well the board doesn't expect much from us at all in the league and I fully expect to be fighting it our at the other end of the table. I feel we can also easily meet the expectations in the cups. I will of course be looking to win the FA Trophy .
Not a too difficult start and I feel we should be able to perform well. During all of this we will have the added distraction of continuing to build out the first team squad though
Our best performance of the season so far as we put in a great all round performance against Oldham.
Notts County v York City
Nothing like a last minute winner in your favour to get the blood pumping
York City v Halifax Town
I thought we might get into some trouble after the sending off but Storey just keeps on scoring as he comes to our rescue with both goals.
FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
FC United v York City
I rotated some of the quad here to give some players a break since we were playing non-league opposition and it nearly back fired as we only managed a 1-0 win. The important thing is that we managed to make it into the FA Cup though.
Maidenhead United v York City
A poor result here but we just couldn't get a footing in the game after their quick reply but we still get the draw.
York City v Fylde
I expected a bit of an easier game here but Fylde showed that they have strengthened as well even if they still are a good bit behind us.
Yeovil Town v York City
A drab match as neither of us were able to get any real chances for a boring game for the top 2 teams in the league
The gap remains the same but we now also have Stockport County hot on our heels as well.
We've got the first round of the FA Cup against Woking who we have beaten already this season. We also have a game against Stockport to look forward to.
After a couple of months from passing my last badge the club has now agreed to pay for my next badge which can only help the club move forward.
We really took the game here to Cambridge and it looked like we were going to be taking it to a replay but Potts came on as a sub and grabbed the winner to ensure we're still in the FA Cup in the New Year
Woking v York City
Woking always make it difficult for us and they did it again as we leave it late again to get the 3 points.
York City v Ebbsfleet United
A good win for us even if the final 15 minutes was nervy with us worrying that we could concede again.
FA Trophy 3rd Round
Leamington v York City
We rotated the squad a bit here as playing lower league opposition and it paid off as we ran out 3-0 winners and progress to the next round. The only downside to this game is that Telford got injured and will now miss the next 6 weeks
York City v Eastleigh
What a first half as we went in 3 up but sadly the 2nd half we weren't able to get anymore but it looks like we won't be missing Telford.
We still find ourselves in 2nd spot but we're only a point behind and have a game in hand
Bring on the FA Cup as we play against Port Vale and have every chance of being able to beat them. Its going to be a busy month though as we have 7 games.
Nothing to really write about here but we have a chance of getting a decent striker through it seems