It has certainly been a long, hard season jammed full of ups and downs.
We have been taken to the heights and also plummeted to the depths.
I cannot think of another season in which our fortunes have fluctuated so much, so wildly and to so great an extent.
Thankfully we ended on a real high and we are now all looking forward to the next season with a real sense of anticipation and excitement.
I fully expect that the close season will also be jam-packed with activity as some players arrive and perhaps others will leave.
Maybe there will also be more positive news about progress on the new stadium at Lionel Road?
In any case I am sure that there will be much to ponder on and write about.
That leads me onto this blog.
I wasn’t sure if there was the overall interest in my continuing to write it throughout last season or if I could also summon up the energy and enthusiasm to keep it going.
My ego also demanded that if I did, then it would have to be good enough in terms of its content and style to ensure that it was up to scratch.
I am glad that I did carry on as there was always something new to write about – some good – some bad, and I have really enjoyed myself and I hope that you all have too.
It has been worth the late nights and early mornings and staring at a empty computer screen willing my brain into action.
After writing the best part of three hundred thousand words, I am now going to have my own break, firstly to have a rest and recharge my batteries and also to finish off my next book.
Growing Pains will feature the best/worst of the blog and will cover in detail all of the key events of last season, both on and off the field.
For those fed up with me, it will also include lots of fantastic and illuminating specially commissioned articles and forewords from insiders and experts such as:
- Matthew Benham
- Cliff Crown
- Phil Giles
- Tom Moore
- Billy Reeves
- Phil Parry
- Jim Levack
They, and several others will be providing their own thoughts and assessment on what happened last season and, more importantly, how we will do next season.
There will also be a fascinating update on how Mark Warburton has been doing in his new role at Glasgow Rangers.
Hopefully there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The book will be published within the next six weeks or so and I will provide you all with updates as soon as I have more news.
As for next season… Who knows? Again I feel a bit conflicted as I do not want simply to produce more of the same.
I am not sure if I have anything new to say although I’m certain that what transpires at Griffin Park will provide me with lots of fresh ammunition.
That is a decision for another day assuming that some of you actually want to keep reading what I write.
In the meantime thank you to everyone of you who has read what I have written or posted a comment or even provided an article.
I am eternally grateful to all of you.
Have a good Summer!