Interview with Dartford F.C. fan Steve.
Thanks to Dartford fan, Steve, who has answered this weeks questions.
Who Do You Support?
How Long Have You Supported Them?
Over 30 years
Last Season’s League Finish?
A very surprising eighth.
What Do You Think Of Your Manager?
There isn’t a better man for the job. TB is Dartford through and through.
Hopes/Expectations This Season?
With a lot of new faces this season it will be hard to replicate last season’s eighth place. Once all the new faces have bedded in I reckon we will finish around 14th.
One(s) To Watch?
Kenny Clarke, young centre back we signed in the off season from Chelmsford and Adam Birchall, forward, on loan to us from Gillingham.
You finished a respectable 8th place last season. What were the main differences you found in your first season at this level?
I think last season we obviously surprised a lot of the more fancied teams but struggled against teams at the bottom. The one main difference in this league is that you must take your chances as if you don’t, you will certainly get punished.
You seem to have had an ok start to the season. Are you expecting a case of second season syndrome?
As I said above, we have a lot of new faces this season but once the team has bedded down I am more then hopeful we will the avoid the second season syndrome. I mean, if Braintree can buck the trend, so should we.
Top Five Predictions?
In no particular order. Kiddie, Cambridge, Forest Green, Grimsby and Luton if they can get their act together.
Bottom Four Predictions?
Tough one this but any four from Salisbury, Gateshead, Hyde, Hyde, Tamworth and possibly Macclesfield and Aldershot. Tbh, as long as we don’t go down, I don’t really care.
Thoughts on Lincoln City?
Well, you did the double over us last season even though both games weren’t very good. In fact our defeat at your place last season was one of the worst games I saw all year. You have started the season well and by all accounts you are a difficult team to play against. I expect a couple of close games.
A hard fought draw
Random Fact About Your Club?
We are celebrating our 125 year anniversary this year with the club being founded in 1888.