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Hornets sting Town
Owls shot down
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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
 

Friday 23rd March.

Now that the prodigal son has returned, I just hope that he doesnít suffocate under all the hype. Donít get me wrong, I am absolutely delighted to see Andy Booth back wearing the right blue and white shirt, but there is such a sense of expectation that there is a danger of it all going pear shaped. With just 10 games remaining this season, Town are still in the bottom three and faced with the distinct possibility of a downward shift in their divisional status in a few weeks time. Following his move from Town around 5 years ago he has struggled for goals and fitness, and I just hope that the weight of expectation resting on his shoulders does not affect his performances.

Despite the huge financial problems being experienced at the club at the moment funds were made available to bring Booth back, and perhaps now Barry Rubery has rebuilt a few of the bridges with the fans following the sale of Marcus Stewart. Booth will wear the unfamiliar number 32 shirt, but the number on the back matters little as it will be nice to finally have a target man up front again and also someone with an easy name for the fans to chant.

With all the excitement yesterday, the signing of John Thorington seems to have gone ahead almost unnoticed. I had made the assumption that he hadnít signed the contract he had been offered, but I was wrong and he has in fact accepted a 2-year deal. Having recovered from a hamstring injury the former Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen and Bolton midfielder will probably be a bystander for much of the remainder of the season, and is more likely to be a prospect for the next campaign.

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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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