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.