How good was the Retford game?
I don’t want to come over like Chris Evans on Prozac here but what a great day. Sun shining, six points from two games before kick off, footy season back on track with a 3 o'clock Saturday kick off and the prospect of a ground to call our own in the offing. Then we go and spank in 5 goals with a display as good as I've seen in a long time. Lovely.
The first Saturday home of the season had all the highs with Jerome and Carlos terrorising defenders, the defence looking more solid than it has done in a long time and some clinical finishing meaning the superiority was reflected with goals.
It's been a good couple of seasons since I was this positive about a promotion charge (some would say this is the most positive I've ever been about anything) and even a narrow bank holiday hangover away defeat was tempered with news that Steve Torpey is back in the fold, being once again faster than you and faster than me.
And here's another plus, a strong relationship with Stalybridge means we get to visit their great set up a few times this year. A brilliant atmosphere at the Maine Road game a couple of years back and a friendly welcome in the local pubs (well they let us in) always gets me looking forward to Stalyvegas. Hopefully we can turn this ground into fortress FC this year.
I'm looking forward to it all this season, the highs, the lows, the sessions, the football, the homes, the aways and the homes that are also aways. I accept no responsibility though for jinxing us with this boundless optimism and this being the start of 5 without a win. Come on you mighty Reds.