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A note from the Chairman

16 January 2017

Chairman Ken Anderson addresses the club's supporters on bwfc.co.uk

Everyone was very disappointed by the loss to Swindon Town, a game where we had enough opportunities to have finished it off earlier. 

While most teams around us (with the exception of Scunthorpe) also dropped points, I see it as a missed opportunity to move clear of them. 

I think our final pass was just not good enough on the day and you could see that while there were some tired legs out there. Generally speaking it was not one of our better performances. 

Once again though, the noise from another good turnout of our supporters, particularly in the last few minutes, was great to hear, even if on this occasion we didn't get the result we probably deserved. 

That said, we have to treat it as a bad day at the office and move on, pick ourselves up and focus on the challenges ahead.

Prior to the game I had a good meeting with the Supporters’ Trust and the Supporters’ Association. It is important that we keep a close and regular dialogue with both groups. To that end, we will be meeting regularly going forward.

We have a big opportunity to bounce straight back and hopefully, get a result this Tuesday in what will be another difficult away game against Big Sam’s Crystal Palace from the Premier League.

What bigger incentive could everyone have than that of bringing Manchester City to Macron Stadium for what would also be a live TV match. 

I try 'not to count my chickens’, but for each and every one of us to be able to dream 'what if ' for a couple of days can only help to bring that feel good factor back to the town.

I know a great deal of you have bought tickets and I thank each and every one of you for the continued support and sacrifices you are all making to come along and support the team, both with your time and financially.

We have a great number of games coming up thick and fast over the next few weeks, starting with Phil Brown’s Southend United this Saturday. 

They have been on a great run since they played us earlier in the season and we will have to get back to our form of November and December if we are to get a result there. 

Then we have Manchester City or Charlton Athletic to look forward to next at Macron Stadium where we all need to get behind the team to hopefully start another unbeaten run of games at our home ground. 

Finally, an interesting fact that came out in Saturday's edition of The Sun was that we are one of only four clubs among the 92 Football League clubs to have a 100% rate of English scorers this season. (For those that are interested Cambridge, Doncaster and Morecambe are the other three.)

Kind regards,

Ken

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