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Let's Do It Together

1 August 2013

Boss wants to carry on where we left off.

Two days after the Spurs’ match and two before the Ipswich encounter, the stadium was thrown open for the annual Open Day.

The three home friendly matches that the U’s have contested came in a busy week for everyone concerned with the club and the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The match is one that is being hotly anticipated by the U's supporters and, after a productive pre-season that has carried on the good vibes from that day at Brunton Park, Joe can't wait to get started.

This time, it's the much easier trip down to Gillingham and the U's are likely to backed by around 1,000 fans for the opening day of the season.

Three months after that memorable day at Carlisle at the end of last season, the new campaign starts all over again on Saturday with another journey on the road.

Joe, his staff and all the players were in attendance and as well as training in front of an appreciative audience and having the squad pictures taken, they signed autographs for an hour and a half.

It was scheduled for half an hour but demand dictated proceedings and over 1200 people got signatures on shirts, balls, programmes and autograph books.

There were no complaints from any players and Joe was overjoyed with the day and the positivity emanating from the supporters ahead of the new season.

He said: "We had three high profile games in eight days, with the Open Day in between.

"It was fantastic to see so many supporters enjoying it as much as I did and they have backed us immensely already.

"We saw that backing with the average crowd of over 7,000 for the three friendlies and another 3-4,000 attending the Open Day.

"The players really buzzed off it and to be honest, the staff and I did too. It was a real success and it reiterated the positive vibe that is around the club at the moment.

"The Ipswich game then showed how much the crowd got behind us, with a good atmosphere created by our fans. 

"That’s what we want throughout the season and it’s our job to give them something to make noise about and reward them for their support with positive performances on the pitch."
.full details are HERE Prices go up on the day of the game, so it is advised to buy in advance if possible -

, after which time they will be on sale on the day in Kent. 3pm on FridayTickets for the U's game against Gillingham will be sold until

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