Good times ahead for Scholars, says chairman

PUBLISHED: 12:28 18 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:05 26 October 2009

Potters Bar Town chairman Peter Waller and first team manager Steve Browne

Potters Bar Town chairman Peter Waller and first team manager Steve Browne

SCHOLARS chairman Peter Waller believes his club could be in for a successful 2008/09 campaign. After one term with boss Steve Browne in charge, his squad showed improvements throughout and ended the season with some excellent performances and results. Wa

SCHOLARS chairman Peter Waller believes his club could be in for a successful 2008/09 campaign.

After one term with boss Steve Browne in charge, his squad showed improvements throughout and ended the season with some excellent performances and results.

Waller said: "I won't make any predictions, but we should be in for a much better season ahead.

"We certainly have some talented players, who are all young and we need to shape them into a team.

"They need to show more experience at times and be aware that one mistake can cost all the good work."

After three years in step four of the non-league pyramid, the chairman believes his club certainly deserve to be there.

"I feel we have established ourselves now in the Ryman League and more officers and sponsors are coming on board to keep us there," he said.

"We are grateful to our main sponsors, Dagenham Motors, Pakex and South Mimms Travel for their support and to all others who have taken out advertising boards or programme advertising or hire the Parkfield Suite."

Waller is keen to ensure Potters Bar Town continues to move in the right direction.

"This club has always progressed upwards, but steadily, over the last 30 years.

"Some people have been impatient, but I personally do not want a one year wonder or the club going bust by overstretching our finances."

He certainly has a point as others at that level of football have flashed the cash on their grounds and players but not had the success they craved.

Waller has already confirmed that his first team manager, Browne, will remain in charge for his second successive season.

"I am delighted Steve Browne wants to continue and that was our joint intention a year ago," he added.

"With the whole summer ahead he can look for those players he needs and plan to get off to a good start.

"Also, the club officers will be encouraging more local businesses to support us and become part of our future success.


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