..before we get into the last 4 games of the season, and with so much at stake, it is probably a good time just to pause and reflect where we are compared to 12 months ago. This season after 42 games we have 85 points and are in 1st place, four points ahead of the chasing pack. Last season after 42 games we had 45 points and were in 20th place, teetering on relegation (4 wins in 4 propelled us up to the heady heights of 15th!). There have been many comments made about what Dowse should or shouldn't do regarding getting players in or not. Leave Dowse to go about his business and don't second guess him and just think about what has happened in one short year. We have gone from strong relegation candidates to bookies favourites to get back to the National League South. At the start of the season most supporters would have settled for a top ten place or maybe, with fingers crossed, hoping for a play off place. No one was predicting that with just a few games to go that we were, at the very least, in the play offs, and potentially, champions. No only has Dowse judiciously re-vitalised the playing staff he has also raised our profile in the local community. Dowse has been going into local schools and local school children are being coached by H&RBFC through Simon and his coaching staff. We have even managed to get Twickenham Prep kids through the gates! The businesses in Hampton Village know who Dowse is, he has become part of the local community and by doing so getting the name of the club even better known. I can't think of a manager in my time who has been so community orientated. Regardless of what happens in the next four games Dowse deserves every accolade going for what he has done for our club since he arrived. He and Martin Tyler are worth their weight in gold! And if Bognor overcome us, well good luck to them - but they will be very tired!