JOHN Coleman is determined his Accrington Stanley side will put last season’s home blues behind them and bring some entertainment back to the FES.
Last season, the Reds home record was one of the worst in England as they lost 15 of their 23 League Two games and the crowds dwindled.
But Coleman has said there will be no more dull shows as his side look to halt a run of two successive battles at the bottom of the basement division.
"I think it will be a difficult league this year and there will be a lot of teams jockeying for position to get a good start," said the Reds boss.
"There will be quite a few who fancy themselves for automatic promotion.
"But what we have got to do is make sure we are not in a position where we were last season where our home for didn’t make it an attractive proposition to come and watch Accrington.
"While I want to win every game we play at home there are ways to get beat as well.
"If you get beat and you wear your heart on your sleeve and you get carried off with your shield then I think the fans will sympathise with that.
"Some games we had in our first Football League season, like when we lost to MK Dons 4-3, it was a smashing game and we played well and I don’t think many people could have gone away and complained.
"We were unlucky on the day as we played some good football, we entertained people and I don’t think we showed enough of that gumption at home last season.
"We have got to get back to that - entertaining the crowd and it is not so much being gung-ho but having a lot of goalmouth action and attacking teams like I know we can.
"If we can get back to doing that then I think the crowds will come and support us."
Coleman does realise though that, after conceding 83 league goals last season, he also needs to get the tactics right to shut up shop.
"We conceded too many goals last year but it goes hand in hand that, if you are not occupying a team at the other end, it always puts you in a vulnerable position where you are hanging yourself out to dry a little as you are putting yourself under pressure.
"We have to retain the ball better in the other team’s half, press better in their half and make more chances to get the game played in the other’s teams half.
"We didn’t do it enough at home last season and that’s not like us.
"In the nine seasons me and Jiummy have been here, it is very rarely we have been outplayed at home and we were last season."
But he does believe, with the addition of Colin Murdock, Chris King and John Mullin (pictured) - and he is in talks with a couple of other players - they will have the squad to entertain.
"I think we have got the players to do that this season," Coleman added.
"We have made a couple of decent defensive signings.
"And hopefully everything will be agreed with John Mullin.
"Hopefully we will bring in a couple of strikers to maybe take the game to teams a bit more."