Back in the old groove again; some of us never got out of it of course.
Spent the summer watching Defty with his shirt off watering the pitch in the rain. Looking good, but the grass was a bit long for the fancy dans from Durham when the pre season action started here. Better for Red Star, and a good game. Looks like we can only win friendlies away, hope that’s not an omen for the season, given I don’t get to many. Never mind, first trophy of the year won up the bank the other night, nice to see, but where will it go? No trophy cabinet in the shed, sorry clubhouse, they’ve never needed one before now.
A few new faces on show so far, but some not seen yet, and only two games to go before the real stuff starts, Will Saturday’s line up be a clue to the first choice eleven? Or just a clue to who has turned up?
Pity that the FA Cup and Vase ties are away, would have been nice to see the boys back in national competition action again, so we just have to hope they can win a game or two and bring the crowds back to Meadow Park for later matches. And at least the turn out has been decent for the home friendlies, lets hope that’s a good sign for the season; as long as no one starts standing on top of the bank blocking the view!
Good gaggle of council blokes the other day, must have been half a dozen of them, plus a neighbour sticking his head over the wall wanting to know when his fence was going to be fixed; don’t hold your breath sunshine, is my advice.
Rumour has it that Defty wants a cooker fitting in the canteen, reckons he has been watching the telly and can do a nice pasta for after the match if only he had the equipment. I don’t know whether the Red House boys will be up for that.
So, roll on the real stuff, even if we don’t see a game here until Bank Holiday Monday, I’ll have to have my spies on the road.
Finally, only one thing worries me for this season. That gate is still welded shut, so who will be the first one to leave his family jewels dangling on the fence?