League sponsors Vanarama offer some answers about the actual importance of the start to the season
Bucks fans always knew this season might be a tricky one after losing start striker Daniel Udoh, but it could be much worse.
Ok, things looked better last season at this point but is the best still to come for Gavin Cowan’s men?
October might be the month of Halloween, but the Bucks certainly weren’t scared to put people to the sword last season.
By the time the FA Cup is out of the way, it will almost be time for the month that saw AFC Telford start a run where they lost just once in seven games up to mid-November. Things could still get back on track!
Here’s some more good news. Despite losing 26-goal striker Udoh, the Bucks have actually matched their tally of goals scored that they had at the same point last season.
So is it really that important to get off to a good start?
You only have to look at last season to know the top seven at this stage means precious little as only four of last season’s top seven in mid-September stayed there until it mattered – even title winners Stockport County were down in tenth after 11 games.
In 2017/18, only two of the sides in the promotion places after 11 games were there at the business end – Tamworth, who were sixth placed at this point with 20 points, were relegated!
It goes both ways too. Worried about your league position now? Don’t be. A year ago, Blyth Spartans looked in trouble and were fourth bottom with 18 points. Somehow, they turned it around and made the play-offs.
It’s certainly not time to be hitting that panic button yet Bucks fans!
Sponsors Vanarama have recently launched the Club Reward scheme to help fans back their club’s budget. Every time a fan takes out a brand new van lease with Vanarama or a brand new car lease with Motorama their club will earn £100 and you will receive £30 cashback!
For the latest van leasing deals head to Vanarama.
For the latest car leasing deals head to Motorama.