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Thoughts on the Crawley Postponement

Thoughts on the Crawley Postponement

Had I been 60 years younger and living where I do now, I might have supported Crawley Town FC. After all, it is my nearest Football League club. At least, I would have had a short journey to the ground had the game not been called off yesterday.

No longer a season ticket holder, I phoned up exactly at 10 am on Tuesday to obtain my ticket. As I was 2nd. in the queue, I did not have long to wait. When the guy at the other end of the line apologized for the fact that there were only terrace tickets left, I told him not to worry because one has to stand at away games anyway.

Having got a friend to join me, I phoned up again and found myself 20th. in the queue. This was worrying, not because I did not expect to get another ticket but because my wife was becoming aware of what I was doing. As my younger daughter had said that she might drop in for dinner on her way back from Petworth (she is an art teacher and was going to see the Turner exhibition there), I was worried that she might think I was putting WW ahead of my daughter.

In the event it did not matter because the game was postponed. This disappointed me as I was looking forward to the match, especially as the excellent result against Preston last weekend suggests that we have turned the corner.

So, I am sitting here watching the division 1 scores on one screen as I type this blog on the other and my emotions are turning somersaults as I write. With an eye on the Walsall game, my heart sank when Brentford took the lead then soared when Westcarr equalised. I felt even better when Crewe scored against Leyton Orient, who seem more vulnerable than Brentford ... but have just noticed that they have actually taken the lead. Damn!

OK: back to our game against Crawley Town. I might have been disappointed that the game had been postponed but there are compensations. Firstly, living in Surrey, I know how much rain must have fallen on the ground at Crawley. Playing in a small stadium with a quagmire of a pitch is not what we want at this moment. It has a levelling down effect and is inimical to our passing game. I thought the same about the heavy pitch at Gillingham and look what happened there.

Secondly, it allows our injured players, Doherty, Ebanks-Landell and Price, more time to recover, even if it gives KJ a bigger selection headache. In particular, the return of Doherty would mean the omission of Golbourne, who has been playing well recently, forcing me to change my opinion of him.

Thirdly, it gives Dicko the opportunity to integrate himself into the team. Surely, we have to play him upfront but what are we going to do with Griffiths? As shorties, they cannot play together in a 4-4-2 formation. They need a tall, pacey target man and that`s Clarke`s job isn`t it?

That brings me to the fourth point. I think that next week is the crucial one with regard to players coming in and going out at Molineux. We might lose Doyle, Sako, Sigurdarson, Griffiths, Foley, Elokobi, O`Hara and the rest but we might have a stronger team for the match against Bristol City next Saturday. Surely, we will have acquired a striker, whether Clarke or not, and perhaps McGregor, an attacking midfielder too ... and Frimpong? If so, we will have a team which should carry all before it in the second half of the season.

Ah, my daughter has just arrived and Walsall are still drawing with Brentford and LO are still beating Crewe ... now I`ve sneaked a view of final scores while my daughter and her partner are talking to my wife. If the results put us further behind the two front runners, it could have been worse. A win for Brentford would have taken them out of sight. All we have to do is win the matches against both teams and I think we can do it. I certainly will be at the Brentford game, having queued up on the phone at 10 am. the previous Tuesday for my ticket.



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Writer:southbank60
Date:Saturday January 18 2014
Time: 9:02PM

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