We have to expect some transition
The news that fans' favourite Adie Harris, pictured, was leaving the club, coupled with strong rumours about the future of Mark Preece, prompted more dismay amongst Bath City fans.
A long-standing supporter texted me to say: "What is happening to our club, Pete?"
While it would have been easy to send a gloomy response, it is clear that this is a major period of change for the club and the comings and goings reflect that.
Most of us want to see the formula sorted on the pitch so we can compete more consistently.
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A dramatic 4-3 win at Tonbridge on Saturday lifted us up to 13th place in the table. It was a brilliant reward for the 40 or so City fans who made the long trip, though most could simply not believe why the referee played an additional ten minutes to let Tonbridge back into the game.
The division is so tight that a couple more wins will push us firmly into the play-off fringes. There are ample opportunities, with Saturday's home game against AFC Hornchurch followed by a midweek trip to Eastleigh and the visit of Farnborough to Mayday Trust Park.
Last Saturday's trip to Tonbridge brought back memories of the 1975-76 season, when Bath City went full-time under Bert Head. The plan was to win the Southern League and apply for election to the Football League – something that actually happened two seasons later.
When City visited Tonbridge in September 1975 I went to stay with a college friend and was certain of victory. We were the well-funded aristocrats of non-league football at the time, although we had started the season poorly, with two defeats and a draw.
We were beaten 1-0 and I remember standing on railway sleepers and feeling incredulous that we had lost despite all our obvious advantages. It was an early lesson about the nature of sport and football.
My other memory of that game and season is of my all-time favourite City centre half, Dick Edwards.
He joined in the 1974-75 campaign and played an incredible 74 straight games in one season – a feat that makes the injury-prone players of today look a little inadequate.
The arrival of Dick made quite an impression on me then and the sun-tanned ex-Aston Villa player brought a touch of glamour to the club. Scissor-kick clearances and deft control were his hallmarks and that was unusual for a big defender.
I hope some of today's younger supporters get similar inspiration from the likes of Gethin Jones, Jim Rollo and Joe Burnell.
City finished 16th in 1975-76 and the defeat at Tonbridge was part of a ten-game losing streak. The season was also the start of arguably City's most successful period in the last century, though, so maybe history tells us that patient building of a squad will pay dividends in the end.