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At Last, a Cup Run

14 August, 2008

Great result against the Gills. Not only did we win, but we kept a clean sheet and we are now on our first cup run in three years. A clean sheet! When was the last of those you may ask. Well, it wasn’t that long ago actually – 5th April this year. It’s worth a mention because we beat the tractor boys 2-0 at Layer Road. You have to go back to 25th August 2007 for the previous one to that, 3-0 away at Preston.

Talking of the tractor boys, they are our prize for having dispatched the Gills in the Carling Cup. How about that then? It’s a shame we can’t have them at home, but perhaps we’ll get drawn against them again in the FA Cup later in the season. You never know!

First home league game at Cuckoo Farm coming up this weekend. I wonder how big a crowd we’ll get? Surely we must get somewhere near capacity for the first one.

We’re Not Bottom

9 August, 2008

Let’s start this off on a positive note. For the last 12 minutes we had them beaten, Gilly got two goals, and we’re not bottom. Beyond that I guess there’s not much to say. It would have been nice to share the whole miserable experience with the BBC Essex commentators but ‘the powers that be’ deemed we could only manage half of such a thrilling encounter. How they knew which half was going to be the best to broadcast I’m not sure. Maybe they can tell us the lottery numbers too – that’s covered by the BBC as well.

Elsewhere it was a day of mixed fortunes for local clubs. The good news is that our leading scorer from last season was on target again and Ipswich still lost. The bad news is that the team from South Essex scraped a victory (and the whole match was covered live by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire).

I have to confess to being a member of the Luton Town Virtual Supporters Club (if indeed it really exists) for this season only. With the daft penalties imposed by the official bodies it’s only fair that someone takes pity on them. Just look at the bottom of League Two before today’s games:

What a ridiculous way to start a season. Mind you losing 2-4 away to Hartlepool isn’t all that impressive either. So here come the familiar sayings – ‘We’ve got it all to do’, ‘The only way is up’, ‘Wait till we play them at home’, ‘We’re not bottom!’.