A View From The Opposition – Farnborough Town

Having got ourselves out of the bottom three this week, attention now turns to Farnborough Town at home on Saturday, who beat us 1-0 in the reverse fixture.  Prior to that game, we spoke to The Boro Walk for the VFTO and they were quite scathing about the club at the time.  However, now just six points off the play-off places, we caught up with them again to see how their views have changed.

You’ve been on a very good run recently and are now in with a shout of the play-offs.  What do you put that down to/what was the turning point?

Well it doesn’t take a genius to see the correlation between playing a settled squad and putting a run of form together. Elliott Bonds came in to midfield (on loan from Dagenham) and Jon Oyenuga returned to us, playing down the right. We consequently went 10 games unbeaten, before being narrowly edged out by the champions elect last weekend. We’re looking dangerous in possession, especially on the counter, and are tight as a ducks a**e at the back. Most importantly, we’re playing a regular starting lineup consistently.

You wanted to get away from the relegation scrap when we last spoke.  Now that you’ve done that, do you think you’re now capable of getting into that top five come the end of the season?

No reason why not. We’ve matched Met Police and Taunton in the last two weeks and stuffed Harrow, one of our playoff rivals, 4-1.

You were very scathing of the management last time around, have your views cooled since then given where you are now?  You must be pretty content given your aims at the start of the season were a push for the play-offs and a mid-table finish?

Of course we’re delighted things have turned around so drastically, and that the management obviously took our advice on board. Spencer and JR (Jon Reed, assistant manager) deserve credit for pulling the proverbial rabbit out of the hat. It’d be facetious to carry on taking pot shots at them when the team are playing well and grinding out performances and results. 

There are still wider reaching issues in regards to fan engagement, developing attendances and generally being more community based, but that’s a whole other story for another day.
We’re just hopeful that for once, regardless what happens from here on in, the squad is kept together to build upon for next season… wherever that might be.

What did you make of our side when we came to you back in December?

Seem to remember you were decent enough in possession but didn’t really pose too much of a cutting edge on the day. You’re right down in the mire now aren’t you? Perhaps we should be firing questions off at you?!

What can we expect from the travelling support?

A general haberdashery of waifs and strays. Always approachable, never waste their drinks either (see Taunton!)

Score prediction?

2-1 ‘Boro

Tip for the title?

Taunton

Favourite chocolate bar?

A Mars a (Spencer) Day helps you work rest and play.