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Bradford survive

Pre-season tour
Gallen signs
Hornets sting Town
Owls shot down
Gray returns
Wijnhard crashes out
Worthington woe
Ayre departs
First home point
Bye Bye Brucie
New manager announced
Fans show anger
9 points to safety
First home win
Ndlovu at first sight
Town leap to safety
Macari wins award
More cup woe
Ndlovu joins Blades
Jamie jumps ship
Town hit rock bottom again
Morris' McApline move
Prodigal son returns
Biggest win
QPR doomed
Nearly there
The bitter end

Chapter Ten

Hope Springs Eternal!

Thursday 1st March.

Usually on a Thursday we are greeted by the same tired old story that Lou Macari is stepping up his search for a new face for the team, but this week we have been treated to a named target. It’s a bit like ‘Jesse’s Diets’ in the Fast Show – “this week I arv been mostly trying to sign” … Lee Crooks. Lee who? It would seem that we must be reasonable close to securing a deal with Manchester City utility player Lee Crooks, because he has actually been named. Not only am I in shock that a player has been named, but I am somewhat stunned to see that we are planning to sign him on a permanent deal, not just a loan.

The fact that I have never heard of the player matters little. He can apparently play in a variety of positions in defence and in midfield, but worryingly when I look at his picture in the paper I can’t help being reminded of comedian Phil Cool. Still, any port in a storm. I thought we needed a striker, but Lou Macari obviously has other priorities.

The postponed game away at Wimbledon has been rescheduled for Tuesday 1st May. I must be mad, because I am giving serious thought to going to this one for two reasons. Firstly, I have been to every ground in the first division except Wimbledon, and would like to complete the set before we are relegated and although I have actually been to Selhurst Park before that was to see Town lose 4-0 against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup a number of years ago so it doesn’t count for Wimbledon. Secondly, my sister lives near Leatherhead and as it is not a million miles away from Croydon I might try to scrounge a bed for the night.



All words and thoughts by Chris except where stated.

A big thank you to Machala for putting up with me doing this and Ian for his support and my Mum for her proof reading.

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