Dan Shafron must be relishing the prospect of first division football after just one season in the league.
He’s confident his squad can handle double promotion in what could be a busy season for captain Scott Shear who for me was one of the top keepers outside of the Premier Division last season.
Adam Glekin is predicting big things from Avi Mocton ahead of Hendon’s season opener against Boca.
On his day, Glekin believes Mocton is up there with the best players in the division and if Benni Sluckis can start the season in good goal-scoring form, promotion is a possibility.
Ray Abrahams is targeting a fast start as Scrabble FC make a welcome return to the league.
Club chairman Adrian Lewis, Zak McLeod and Abrahams have put all their energies into put together a really strong squad since deciding to reform the club and I expect everyone to see the fruits of their labours come May.
Two ambitious teams go head-to-head on Sunday as the mighty Oaks welcome Blancos.
I’ve been blown away by the tidy receptions I’ve received at the Oaks since Jason Stein took charge and my first visit of the season was arguably the warmest yet.
Ricky Lawrence cut a frustrated figure earlier this week, with the memories of the glory nights of Berlin something of a distant memory.
He had high hopes going into the transfer window but his best-laid plans have been scuppered, and he wasn’t slow in hiding his disappointment.
Morrison holders Hendon will be looking to put down their marker on Sunday when they start their campaign against a Faithfold team for whom pre-season was far from smooth.
With defending champions NLR starting next week, David Garbacz’s troops know the importance of three points and it’s important they get any rustiness out of their system.