I don’t know who first uttered the immortal phrase, “Lord give me patience, but quickly”! although I, along with everyone at Biggleswade United know exactly how he or she felt.

Despite reports of incentives programmes, works in progress, all manner of promises and pledges towards grassroots football our ever growing academy here at the club is still having to turn youngsters away because of an appalling lack of facilities available to young people in our area.

I am reliably informed that the delay to the implementation of a 3G pitch is now entering its second decade. Biggleswade as a town is growing and we are continually being told to be patient; not to worry, it’s on its way.

The money earmarked for a 3G project is in place but nothing seems to happening and it’s probably about time that we started to ask where and when this promised and much needed facility is actually going to see the light of day.

The youth of Biggleswade deserve better for no reason greater than they are its future. A 3G pitch, sports centre, any improved sports facility needs to be looked at, not as the waste of money some may perceive it to be, but rather as an investment in the future of its people.

Fitter, healthier, children almost invariably become fitter, healthier adults. They become better balanced, more complete, greater contributors to their generation and the community that they will represent in the future.

They place a lesser burden on a magnificent but seriously under pressure NHS, and anyone that cannot see that it makes greater economic sense to prevent car crashes rather than knock the bumps once they have occurred, is either being disingenuous or just plain stupid.

Back to matters on the pitch and the weather has made it difficult for us to train as we would like so we have tried to look at doing something different which involves different training techniques that involve working as a team, building bonds between teammates that give you that edge and collective feeling when on the front line.

It is part of Jurgen Klopp’s philosophy that earned him a couple of titles at Borussia Dortmund and It helps to remind us that this is a team game and it really is very much a case of ‘all for one, and one for all.’ that helps to create that spirit which can lead to success.

Of course it takes time. Every defeat is part of the learning process while each win tells us we are heading in the right direction.

Let’s see if it had any effect when we play our next league game tomorrow against Leverstock Green (Sat ko 3pm).

See you there