Chapter 1 - Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen... Go To Thurrock
Season 2014/15 Review
npower League 2 - 6th League Table Position Graph Season Summary
FA Cup - 3rd Round
Carling Cup - 3rd Round
Johnstone's Paint Trophy - 2nd Round
In hindsight it has been a more than respectable season for us. Another top 6 finish and some decent cup runs are excellent performances considering where this Thurrock team has come from. Financially we are looking sound, with no debt, and enough money to do a bit of investment if the board sees fit. I do, however, have a tinge of disappointment as we were in contention for promotion all season but seemed to lose our bottle just when we needed it the most. Burton and Hereford were the teams that were relegated from League 2.
Finances - We're doing well, still over £1m in the account. I anticipate money to spend next season.
Average Attendance - 2672 (down 190)
Transfer Summary - No winter signings this season.
Matias Chiacchio - Still able to score goals consistently whichever league he plays in. 22 goals this season was enough to be top scorer once again, however, his contract is due up and I don't want to break the bank to keep him, so he may have played his last game for the club.
Junior Miranda - Recovered his form after a poor previous season. 12 goals and 12 assists was a good return, however, at 33 now, he is no longer first choice as his legs are going.
Joe Jones - Another solid season in the back 4. I'm hoping for big things from him next season, a few more goals at set-pieces wouldn't go amiss too.
Team of the Year - Just about right. It was a shame Roman only played 19 games in midfield, he missed far too many games through injuries this year.
Overall Best XI - Jeff Henderson is the notable inclusion here. Chiacchio has now passed 150 games.
Fans Player of the Year - Junior Miranda
Review of Season Objectives
- Consolidation in League 2. I feel we may struggle more this season as we've lost of bit of momentum following our playoff defeat. I don't think we'll be in the relegation battle but I think high mid-table is the most likely result.
Achieved. Was never really in doubt but should give us a good foundation to build for next season on.
- Get a League 1 job. Purely a selfish objective. I feel this will be my last season with Thurrock as I don't think we can go much further. I will need to put myself in the shop window this season to find myself a club of the calibre I desire.
Not Achieved. The only job offers I received over the season were for Chesterfield and Carlisle, neither of which would have been a step-up from where I'm at at the moment with Thurrock. I left it to the end of the season, but I've signed a year extension to my contract (£825 p/w), so I'm now committed to setting them up for another year of League 2 action.
Season Team League League Finish Cups
2010/11 Thurrock F.C. BSS 15th N/A
2011/12 Thurrock F.C. BSS 2nd FA Cup 2nd Round, FA Trophy 1st Round
2012/13 Thurrock F.C. BSP 1st FA Cup 1st Round, FA Trophy 3rd Round
2013/14 Thurrock F.C. League 2 5th FA Cup 1st Round, Carling Cup 2nd Round, JPT 2nd Round
2014/15 Thurrock F.C League 2 6th FA Cup 3rd Round, Carling Cup 3rd Round, JPT 2nd Round