Greetings to all of you out there in reader-land! (Is that a bit presumptuous, I wonder? I have no idea whether you're actually a reader of ours. Well, I suppose you're reading this, and semantically speaking that's good enough for me!) Ahem. Here at the Courier, we're busy gearing up for the season ahead - when we'll once again be bringing you coverage of every crushing tackle, lofted pass and involuntary spinal recalibration that Crunch Cup IX has to offer! We hope that you get a kick out of the stuff we put out each week, but that isn't the extent of our ambitions. You see - deep in the hidden, er, depths of our hearts - we also dream of inspiring our readers to get writing, too. And so it is that we beckon you in to the fold, arms open wide - to put it bluntly, we want you to join us and d̶o̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶g̶r̶u̶n̶t̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k become valued members of the Courier team! Two of our handsome and popular staff at work, yesterday. With the Crunch Cup once again becoming a 32-team tournament, we too are naturally looking to expand to keep pace with it. As a result, vacancies have arisen for new writers to help us with the following regular features: Match reports, Play of the Day articles, Did you know.. trivia, notices, and other miscellaneous silliness. We're also keen to hear from you if you've an idea for any other new feature or content you might want to contribute! If any of this nonsensical patter has somehow managed to pique your interest, all you have to do is get in touch with me via PM and we'll see where we go from there. Regardless of whether you do or you don't, thanks all the same for taking the time to read this far. Looking forward to seeing all of you* out on the pitch! *Well, some of you. Who knows how far the Hoof-Ball Merchants might go**!! **Fine, seven of you. Oh, and my first-round opponent in the Crunched Cup.