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Catch-up with Neil - (taken from his programme article - Sunday 16th October )

Monday, 24th October 2016

I would really like to start my notes today by praising the Phoenix Faithful. The noise on Sunday when we were chasing Guildford was absolutely deafening and shows to me just why I carry on with the job of getting a home in the city for the team and for you.

I don’t think there is another sporting club in the country with fans like you, who have shown so much loyalty, not only for the difficult times we are going through at the moment, but for the whole of Phoenix’s existence.

I don’t think it will be very long now until we all get the news we are craving about our new home.

While on the thank you trail, the lads of Comtec who have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to improve spectator conditions in the Fylde rink need mentioning. They really are a credit to themselves and I am so pleased to have them on my workforce.

The media crew as well, doing all they can to make sure the streaming of our games go smoothly and the band of volunteers who make the journey every week, some not seeing too much of the game itself deserve equal praise.

I hope I have not missed anybody out because you are all so important to Phoenix. We will survive and we will be in our new home soon and Phoenix will again be the envy of many other clubs. Who would not be envious of 500 fans turning up at the play offs every season.

So, to on ice matters. Once again the fantastic effort by the lads brought no reward at the weekend against Sheffield and Guildford. They are all super troopers and I am glad to say we have managed to get a new player in to boost the squad. His name is Michael Stratford and he has joined us from Swindon Wildcats. Please give him a rousing Phoenix welcome when you see him this weekend.

That’s all for now folks and don’t forget... I will be here for you as long as you want me.

Neil Morris

Phoenix MD: Neil Morris


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