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View from the Cemetery - October 2014 - Part 5

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Friday, 24 October 2014

I don't know why, but I fell to musing the other day on the issue of players and their tendency nowadays to move on every season, or maybe more often. So, who is the record holder for the NL? Who has done his bit for more clubs than any other? Must be old Jamie Clarke surely? I use the term 'old' affectionately of course, our little club being one of the many who have been graced by his talents over the years. More clubs than the proverbial Jack Nicklaus indeed. But you might know of another contender. That little baldy winger whose name thankfully escapes me at the minute springs to mind as well. So, why do so many players move clubs so often nowadays? Well, probably because they can, if truth be told. The old days of a group of players largely sticking together through a few seasons seems to have gone at most clubs, which can make it tricky for fans, trying to separate your Jasons from your Jonathans. Best to stick to "well played son" I reckon, on most occasions. But we have had a few stalwarts over the years, and I hear a rumour that we may be planning a presentation to one such some time soon, watch out for more info...

And grinding it out point by point, will this rash of home games help us on the climb up the table, let us hope so. We certainly need to win a few, and not just cup ties!

View from the Cemetery - October 2014 - Part 4

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Monday, 20 October 2014

Very unlucky up at Bedlington on Saturday I am told, although missing pens can't really be counted as bad luck, can it? But overall by all accounts we were much the better side, against a team going very well indeed. But no points, which we rather need at the minute. Never mind, the next game is always the important one. Bob Paisley used to say you should ignore results, as anything could happen in football, and focus on performances only. Mind, he was usually top of the table so he could afford to let results look after themselves, bit more difficult down the other end.

View from the Cemetery - October 2014 - Part 3

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Thursday, 9 October 2014

Well, well, well. What a change. A good game on Tuesday night, or at least it looked it from the restricted view area. And a decent crowd in, including a lot of recognisable faces from around the league. Keen to get a look at what the new boys in charge are up to, and I guess they must have been reasonably impressed. A very decent performance, and probably unlucky not to take all three points against the league leaders. But a draw keeps this little run going, can we do the same or better on Saturday and move off the bottom? Be a big boost, so fingers crossed.

View from the Cemetery - October 2014 - Part 2

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Monday, 6 October 2014

Another win in a cup tie, what is going on here? Six cup games, four wins; nine league games, no wins, what kind of crazy form is this? Or is it just the new gaffer showing his magic touch straight away? Undefeated, amazing. I'm no expert, and never was, as many will tell you, but from my limited view we look a bit more purposeful of late, a bit more direct, and a bit tougher in defence. Or maybe this is just wishful thinking, I hope not. A few new or former faces appearing again, and at least we have plenty of bodies, with a good few young ones amongst them.


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