Thursday, 21 May 2009
One week on.................
It's only a week. It seems like a life time since the final whistle went on our season and the mighty whites valiant effort to reach the Play Off final disappeared into the West Yorkshire night. I can't help thinking that if JB had scored the penalty.....................if we'd just held Millwall on their one and only attack................if only we hadn't lost to teams such as Hereford, Northampton or Colchester......but in the end there were too many ifs and we are resigned to another year in Division 3 with the likes of Brentford & Exeter City. Terrific!
So whilst Millwall & Scunny fans are eagerly awaiting Sunday's showdown at Wembley we are already planning for the "Dusty Bin" cup at Kit Kat Crescent in July. What was Kevin's catchphrase in Kevin & Perry? Yes that's it......"It's not fair"
People who don't watch Football can't comprehend the impact winning and losing has on the ordinary fans personality after a run of the mill match never mind a Play Off semi. Grown men are driven to tears, others brood and sulk (that's me) whilst some drown their sorrows and then sulk. Work colleagues, family and friends are all too aware of the result just by the demeanour of the fan in their midst without the aid of Sky Sports centre or Final score. The present Mrs Marching on Together works with another Football widow (Big Steve's better half) and apparently they enjoyed an amusing session on Friday comparing notes on how we both took the defeat. Now I couldn't possibly break a confidence as to how Steve took it, suffice to say I was considering playing "Dry your eyes mate" as the post match track, but whatever they said they kept the staff room awash with giggles during morning break!
I noted with interest the spat between Beckford's agent and Shaun Harvey. Hopefully it is all a pre cursor to Jermaine signing an extension to his contract that still has a year to run. It still puzzles me why he has so many detractors amongst Leeds fans when he has just scooped the golden boot for the top scorer in the division. I think a strike partnership of Double Becks next year will be too strong for most teams and with Larry looking at signing Sammy on a permanent deal things could be looking up. But I suspect there are a lot of twists and turns in the transfer market to come over the summer............not all of them to our liking.
Finally a big Happy Birthday to the Happy Chocker for tomorrow.