Wednesday 9th August
Bloody Hell, they've done it! They've actually found the errant
petty cash tin key and signed a player. Admittedly there was no
transfer fee involved, but Kevin Gallen who was out of contract
from QPR has taken the plunge, and he will be wearing blue and white
vertical stripes instead of hoops next season.
I should feel euphoric that the club has finally made a signing,
but even though the first league game is only 3 days away I am still
finding it hard to get truly excited. It probably doesn't help that
our friends at Vile Parade have followed up last weeks signing of
Dan Petrescu with that of Benito Carbone today. I have no love for
Bradford, but find myself having to give credit to their efforts
to bring in better quality players to improve the flair of the team.
I'll probably feel more excited after we have soundly thrashed
Watford, but I usually feel a little flat when the footy season
starts again, maybe because in days of yore when it started in early
September it meant back to school and rapidly darkening evenings.
I would prefer a later start to the campaign by a couple of weeks
as the crowd seems to suffer post-holiday torpor, and this can make
the atmosphere a little lifeless. It would also give the opportunity
for a couple of extra night matches and I love these because they
seem to have a real buzz to them.