- Aug 9, 2010
In my 45-odd years of supporting the club this must be the lowest point certainly on the pitch. I think the Anton Johnson era was worse off the pitch, but this is the first time I’ve ever seriously thought we could drop out of the league, or are probably likely to. I never even felt that in Luggy’s first season.
Only hope I can see is get the embargo lifted ASAP and sign some experience, otherwise i can’t see anything other than another relegation with probably less than 20 points.
Sheer disappointment, remember a false rumour Bury had equalized vs Swansea and we were still up, and they hadn’t. Grimsby fans giving us expected stick and their fella over the tannoy saying how he hoped we’d had a lovely day in Cleethorpes and would see them again next season. It was grey, windy and raining heavy on the way back to the bus. However after a nervous semi vs Northampton (Flahavan with an incredible save in the home leg) & then 3rd time lucky in Cardiff and that Duncan Jupp goal to seal it, made it all worth it and put us on an incredible footing for what followed that next wonderful season winning League OneVs Grimsby, May 2005. The thought of that day just makes me *shudder*
The day we were bought by Ron
I hear what you say but for example Swansea City and Hull City were both in our position as financially crippled clubs but they got new owners and the rest is historyCan’t agree with that, we were pretty much bust when Ron bought us. Whatever you think of him or his motives, he has financed us through good and bad since taking over and one way or another kept us afloat, which I think he’ll continue to do. Whether that’s as a league club is yet to be known.
Their councils didn’t keep stepping in the way of a new stadium.
Hope you went to the Derby away game a year later in Nov 1993 when we won 3-1 which was one of the best away performances I have ever seen us play.The other would be losing 7-0 away at Derby in the coca-cola (league) cup in 92. As a 15yr old schoolboy supporting Southend living in Derby, the 1-0 win at roots hall set me up for some stick as we also lost to them in the league in between the cup legs.
Hope you went to the Derby away game a year later in Nov 1993 when we won 3-1 which was one of the best away performances I have ever seen us play.
There’s too many to remember really, but I will add the City Ground, getting tonked after a Gower beauty but also the Forest fans singing “4-1 and we burnt your pier”