The reserve teams fixtures have just been published on the Offal. They kick off, like the 1st team, with a match against Arsenal. The reserves are at home though. Its scheduled to be played at Motspur Park but with the possibility of it being Jimmy Bullard's first match after his long-term injury and the fact that the kids will still be on their summer holidays maybe the club will consider moving it to a bigger venue. I went to MP for the Arsenal game at the end of last season and fancy going. Junior Chop the Elder is a Gooner and would love to see them beat us again, Junior Chop the Younger is so far untainted by a chosen team but would love to join his big brother for a late night out. We'll see.
The reserves also have some friendlies scheduled. They don't seem to be listed on the Offal yet so I asked on T-F-I and found the following games arranged so far.
18th July AWAY vs Lewes F.C.
1st August AWAY vs Staines Town
7th August AWAY vs Aldershot Town
There could be more to come. Lewes would be worth a trip, if only to see their famous Dripping Pan ground, but I think I'm going to miss out on that. Will probably head along to Staines Town though as it is just round the corner from Chronicle H.Q.