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BLOG: A successful season of change at Wythenshawe Town

It’s fair to say a lot of things have changed at Wythenshawe Town since I have started following them, on and off the pitch writes NLD blogger James Lobley

On the pitch has seen a huge transformation with the new management turning a rock-bottom Manchester Premier League team into big hitters in the Cheshire League. There have been some cracking results with the most notable probably being the 0-9 away win at higher league Grappenhall Sports in the cup.

As the club strives to make that aim of bringing NWCFL football to Wythenshawe, things have changed around the ground, things like new seats. But the thing I’ve noticed is the change of mentality from inside the club and outside the club.

The buzz around the club at the moment is brilliant and a complete contrast to that of the early season cynicism which maybe plagued the club. Our ambitions weren’t met by everyone at the club and criticism was heavily placed on new changes but these doubters were proved wrong and they’re more than happy to say so. And what’s even better is the increasing attendances from 10 or so hardy fans to a season high of 117 and the support we’re receiving from the community is driving the club.

Nobody at the club could have imagined this transformation but something quite peculiar has happened outside the club. I remember talking to people last season (when Wythenshawe were an easy 3 points), and they would all say ‘Wythenshawe is a great set up’. I heard that an abundance of times from various people but I have not heard a single person utter those words this season.

Now the changes that have been implemented at the club have provided us with a more professional set up and it’s not being noted, and recently we have taken stick for selling scarves, for producing programmes. We truly can’t believe our professional development is met with criticism but I can truly say that drives every single person at Wythenshawe to bring the area Semi-Professional. I’m proud of the development made by the club and we’re all working for the end goal and I don’t think we could have done anything more this season.

We have a big few weeks ahead with a League Cup Semi-Final on May 2nd and the County Cup Final on May 5th. The team have the 100% record still intact and have already pocketed the League 2 title and Altrincham FA Senior Cup. This fantastic season is far from over.



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