Patience is a virtue by David Owens
It could be argued that the fans who own our club have already achieved our aim of returning Merthyr Town to its historical place in the Southern League but we do have further ambitions to reach the heights of the Lyn Jones era of the late eighties. The fans are of course disappointed to lose out this season but there is a lot of pride and satisfaction in the nascent talent of our management team of Gavin Williams and Dean Clarke. Merthyr is a resilient town where football has a special place in our hearts so we will be back stronger. Off the pitch there is a new commercial facility but it’s on the terraces where the real future of the club is unfolding. New songs, flags and a terrace culture from the youngest of our fan base upwards. It’s becoming an event just to visit Penydarren Park of late and coupled with our USP as a fan owned club it’s a heady mix which could take us a long way. Brighton is a club that followed play off defeat by winning direct promotion. We can do the same.