The green plastic covering the athletics track is going to be replaced by AstroTurf — or possibly some leopardskin carpet from David Sullivan's gaff — and with 60,000 due for league games there should be a big noise. A comfortable 3-0 win against Domzale was as good a start to our new history as we could have hoped for.
Alison and Scott from Maldon have made it to the seats behind us. Alison has had to remortgage her house to buy a stadium Coke, but despite some initial reservations about the sun in her eyes two hours before kick-off, admits that under May’s leadership we seem to have booked half-decent seats as we strive not to exit Europe.
KISSING THE TURF