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More cup woe
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Prodigal son returns
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Chapter Six

Down the Lou!

Wednesday 1st November.

Oh quelle surprise! Itís Lou Macari. The caretaker manager has been offered a 2-year deal and this should see us nicely into division 2, and possibly towards division 3. He has been allowed to increase the payroll a tad though by bringing Joe Jordan in as his assistant, whilst John Deehan (somehow) retains his coaching role. The appointment of Jordan comes as a little bit of a surprise but as a highly combative player it is to be hoped that he is able to put some badly needed fire back into the bellies of the players.

Although I feel a little disappointed with the appointment of the caretaker manager who has overseen one of the most barren runs in the clubs history, it is to be hoped that now he has full charge of team affairs he is able to get on with the most important task of dragging Town off the foot of the table. I am also disenchanted by the fact that Deehan hasnít collected his cards although perhaps Barry Rubery couldnít afford to pay compensation again after having made an earlier settlement to Steve Bruce. One thing that does seem fairly clear is that the purse strings donít seem to have been loosened at all and it is very much a case of trying to pull things out of the mire with the squad that has got us into this mess in the first place.

The new management team have the worst possible fixture on Saturday with an extremely tough looking visit to Craven Cottage where Fulham have been rampant this season, but I suppose we might as well get it out of the way. The problem with being bottom of the league is that everyone else is better than we are!

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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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