in the last home game of the season v Chertsey Town who have already
been relegated and conceded 116 league goals this season. We need to
win to get the last play off place. What could possibly go wrong.
football fans will tell you that their club puts them through the
mill. As I sat stoney faced on the Brighton train after last
Saturdays defeat by Rugby, my mood was not improved by realising that
i'd got on the wrong train and was heading towards East Grinstead.
Thanks a lot football, I hate you.
couldn't make the Easter Monday game but thanks to twitter Slough did
their best to spoil a nice afternoon by losing at Aylesbury.
its winner takes it all. Do better than Barton Rovers today and we
will get to the play offs. A game where peoples hair will visibly
grey or fall out while nails and nerves take a battering. Of course
playing a team that was already been relegated and conceded 116 games
will be easy, won't it. Well only if you never been to a Slough Town
this is what I do on my day off!
had already spent Easter Sunday testing the water to see what the
reaction would be to leaving a family holiday early to get to the
play of final. Timing the conversation so a football fan was in the
room was vital. Now if we do get to the final I will travelling by
train from Studland Bay on a Bank Holiday Monday.
do we do it to ourselves?
Slough it can't be for the glory, but when we arrive in numbers at
away games, I take my Slough Town bobble hat off to opposition fans
who turn out each week to watch teams who'd be chuffed with 100 fans.
To the people behind the scenes who make the clubs tick, getting to
grounds hours before kick off to make sure the games go ahead. To the
boards who sit through endless meetings, trying to make ends meet. To
the turnstile operators, programme sellers, raffle ticket pushers.
one last gut churning, nerve shredding game. Win it and we will have
another gut churning, nerve shredding game to look forward to with
the stakes even higher. Once again, an all or nothing battle to
escape this level of football.
throw away the calculator. The maths is now easy. Win our next three
games and we are promoted. If only it were that easy.
if we don't? Well whatever happens, you know most of us will be back
for more next season after a summer break recharging the football
batteries. Looking forward to the fixture lists, plotting our away
days and new grounds, hoping for an away day or two in the early
rounds of the FA Cup. Getting that cheque for the season ticket in
sure there's a word for this sort of behaviour but i'm not sure its
printable in the programme.