Linnets super fan John Gray gives league sponsors Vanarama the lowdown on the year, hopes for 2020 and why the club means so much to him
We’re nearly at the half-way stage – what is the story of your season so far?
I think everyone knows out story now! Top of the league, scoring goals for fun and with one of the hottest properties in non-league up front! What more could you want?
Can you go all the way?
Nobody would have had us anywhere near the title at the start of the season so why can’t we dream? Imagine if we went up again! It might be Christmas soon, but next Christmas will come early if we’re top after the last game.
What has been the secret to your remarkable season?
It’s easy to look at Adam Marriott and say he is the main reason. Don’t get me wrong, you will always have a chance if you’ve got a 30-goal man up top, but the work rate has been incredible too and that has to go down to the Ian Culverhouse. Whatever team he picks on a Saturday goes out there and gives every single drop of energy they have.
Who will win the title – and why?
I hope it’s us but if it isn’t, I can’t see anyone other than York City taking it. They are the best side we’ve played this season without a doubt.
Your club’s player of the season so far?
Is it obvious to say Adam Marriott? Already level with last season’s Golden Boot winner and no sign of stopping any time soon. Michael Gash has been good too, and Sonny Carey!
What has been the high point this season?
I think beating Dover recently in the trophy was a big result. We showed we have what it takes to match what is a solid National League side. We’ve had some huge wins so far, Kidderminster sticks out, Leamington at home. But I’d have to say August as a month was incredible. Starting with a defeat could have been a disaster but we went on to stay unbeaten until almost the end of September.
The National League’s leasing partner Vanarama have this season 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.
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