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The Luke Graham Blog: Tiger socks and building blocks
9:17am Monday 14th January 2013 in Sport
AN unbeaten start to the New Year is just what the doctor ordered, yet our points total could have been so much better.
Two great performances away from home against in form teams were encouraging. The less said about our miserable draw against Telford the better, it wasn’t good enough.
Our defence is getting meaner and is the seventh best in the league now. It’s our building block right now, although I’m still disappointed with some of the goals we have conceded lately.
The work ethic among the defensive lads is high and we push each other on to stay tight. We also now have Andy Gallinagh and Chris Carruthers back in training to keep us on our toes.
We need to score more goals, not just the strikers, everyone.
We have the one of the worst goal scoring stats in the league. We need to build on 1-0 leads; if we can, we will pick up more points.
The festive period was great for me as I got to spend some quality time with my family and friends.
Although you can’t socialise the same way, with the games coming thick and fast, you get to recover the next day and have time off that way.
I received a nice pair of socks from my girlfriend that are Tiger printed, they were worn against Kidderminster on New Year’s Day and will now be worn for every game I play in until Hereford lose again.
So let’s hope they are a lucky charm for a while and I remember to wash them!
Our away trip to Grimsby again gave us some great X Factor entertainment.
Andy ‘Ronnie’ Corbett gave a great rendition of ‘Call me maybe’ and Chris ‘Sharpie’ Sharp sang his heart out, although we couldn’t understand his Scouse accent to sing along!
Next up was our New Zealand loan signing James ‘moose’ Musa…what we didn’t expect was 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!
My little nephew could belt it out better, the worst audition I have ever witnessed!
With the amount of injuries we have received this year; a lot of the players have been going to Bristol to see a foot specialist.
They monitor how your foot reacts when walking and running, while also seeing what stresses it puts on your body.
The hardest part of the testing is there is a mat, not much bigger than your foot, in which you have to plant one foot on when walking.
It was easy to miss, let's put it that way!
How can such a simple thing become so complicated? I ended up being a male model strutting up and down the catwalk several times!
The latest craze in Hereford over the winter is Costa Coffee. It’s given Starbucks a right go with the influx of Hereford players over the last few weeks.
I’ve settled on a Decaf Vanilla Latte, after plenty of experimenting. What does baffle me is why you would order a pot of tea?
Totally defeats the object, Mr Carruthers, and I’m quite embarrassed when this happens. The slurping is bad enough!