Since the formation of FC Humber United from the ashes of former outfits East Yorkshire Carnegie and East Hull FC, there has been a relentless effort from the club’s staff behind the scenes in building partnerships and new relationships for the future. FC Humber United have also seen preparations take place on the pitch and are very pleased with the hard work and efforts from the squad in preparation for the coming 2021/22 NCEL football season. 

First Team Manager, Mark Maspero and his team have now been in preparation mode for a good number of weeks now and are continually improving and progressing the hard work for the upcoming 2021/22 NCEL Season. Quoting Mark on previous thoughts, the gaffer certainly will be up for the task at hand, “…It’s refreshing to be involved with a forward thinking, honest club with the desire and passion to grow both the first team and the club brand. It’s inspiring to see the Chairman and Director of football putting in so much of their time and effort, proper blood, sweat and tears, to make this club the biggest in the region.” In continuation, further preparations will be made in the coming months to strengthen, build and gel the squad ahead of the NCEL Season. 

The gaffer has also previously commented on his thoughts for the squad to which he has shared his thoughts on moving forward, “…Instil my game model and a club ethos. It also allows the players to buy into what we all want to achieve.”.  All in all, by seasons start FC Humber United will look to be in the strongest position possible to compete with the best the NCEL has to offer.

Furthermore, from previous conversations with the gaffer I recently caught up with club manager, Mark Maspero in gaining an update on the progression and work being put in by the squad. In discussion, Mark began with an update on the work being done with the squad;

In this latest period, we have managed to get a few more training sessions in. Concentrating on basic patterns and defensive strategies, whilst looking at some more players. 

We have also had a couple of games. We fielded a very young side against an experienced West Yorkshire police side. As expected, WYP won the game but we took away many positives from the game. Particularly, some promising partnerships materialising in wide areas and retaining possession very well. Unfortunately, individual errors and poor communication let us down, but with the introduction of new players and the constant chopping and changing of the side, it’s understandable.

Secondly, we played an away fixture at Retford FC. A team that are expected to be one of the favourites for promotion in our league next season. Once again despite dominating the game in large parts on a bobbly pitch we come up just short. We kept possession very well, but didn’t manage to threaten in behind. 

The defeat to Retford showed us that we are not far away. With the addition of a little more quality, we will be in a position to compete and hopefully thrive in this league.

We have taken the decision to now break till the week beginning June 14th for pre-season. In this time, the staff will put the finishing touches to the clubs Game Model and pre-season plans.”  

In conclusion, upon the club’s return from their short break action, the hard work will be taken to the next level in the final stages ahead of the coming season. 

Tom Devereux | Media Executive | FC Humber United

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May 14, 2021