‘Twas the night before season and all through the house,
Players were excited about leaving the spouse,
Every Saturday noon was now simply for ball,
Not having to worry about decorating a hall.
Marlow and Reading were no longer the favs,
Yet are you that happy with new signing Dave?
Lots of new Players for County the Swords,
Hoping to break out of middle Earth Mordor.
A change in the managers for the ‘new’ Cookham Dean,
Who’ve lost February signings to the Hellenic League.
Woodcote’s bleep test suggests fitness is there,
But can flicks, tricks and nutmegs finally bring silverware?
One week they win, and one week they lose,
Expect big things from Richings if they stay off the booze.
Westwood now Wanderers as they look to improve,
Defensively sound but must get in the groove.
Mortimer’s style bought them so near,
But more goals are needed if they are to be feared.
Wraysbury now focused on the TVPL,
Could be outsiders as pre-season gone well.
Burghfield’s tight group will bring more wins that losses,
But they need those clean sheets and not to allow crosses.
New sides Finchampstead and Maidenhead Town,
Want to start well to avoid looking down.
Yet Div One Champs Newbury have scores to be settled,
Watch them start fast to Jurgen Klopp’s Heavy Metal.
Sindlesham new and come with no knowledge,
We just hope they enjoy more than their team’s halftime orange!
City play football that draws great acclaim,
But they need more than patterns to win actual games.
The powerhouse of Woodley think this could be their year,
Consistency needed or more troubles we fear.
Our words are just thoughts, no real punditry offered,
Don’t like them? Complain. Our minions aren’t bothered.
What we do know is football and TVPL is back!
Our previews are coming, we know we’ve been slack.
Grassroots is king and we say thanks to all,
Now let’s crack on with 19/20 and all love our football!!!!!!!!!