That’s us, Chesterfield FC, bottom of the Football League again after the 2-1 defeat at Lincoln City.
We are now in a three-team group-of-death to avoid the trap door at this stage of the season, including Port Vale and Forest Green Rovers.
It’s depressing, but at least new manager Jack Lester has acknowledged that there’s a long way to go.
His post-match radio interview was honest enough. Lincoln City were the better team, they created more than us, but in the last 10 minutes there was a hope we could have nicked a draw even though it would have been against the run of play.
They say no manager gets a job if things have gone well, and things certainly haven’t been too bright at the Proact.
We must have more midfielders than at any time I can remember, but what formation they can play in and how they fit together is anyone’s guess, as it’s simply not clear who the outstanding or at least most competent players are.
At least under Jack we aren’t allowing the opposition to simply run through a vacant midfield area and get an easy shot off.
On a positive note, Jack has asked the fans to turn up and they did — over 1,000 away supporters to watch a team in our situation is a great effort.
The earlier win away at Rotherham may have been against their squad players but the effort and commitment was there and it was a definite improvement on anything seen under Gary Caldwell.
It was good to see Jak McCourt finally get a run out and also score, amazing that he could have been brought in by the previous regime and never played.
Off the field there is hope and optimism with Michael Dunford being appointed as the new CEO.
He seems a guy with a wealth of experience and let’s hope he can help out though he’ll need a thick skin.
One of his skills on his CV is crisis management.
if that is correct he has come to the right place.
Although if you do have to appoint a crisis manager what does that say about the person who has employed him?
So long as Mr Dunford doesn’t make ludicrous business decisions he will already be a vast improvement on the previous incumbents.
We all know what has happened to Ernie Moss, his story has now gone global and is being featured by National Geographic online
It seems that his condition has been faced by many others.
Surely with the billions of pounds slushing thought the football industry it would be very easy for clubs, TV companies and the Premier League to put money aside for clinical trials to take place into such injuries?