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Luke Graham's Blog - Getting the creepy crawlies
6:48pm Friday 24th August 2012 in Sport
KNOWING how to win games is important and as a group of players we are learning fast.
Alfreton gave us a tough first half on Saturday but we found a way to win and win well. After Marley Watkins’ wonder- goal, the confidence flooded through us like a tidal wave and we were clinical.
I was delighted for everyone and I was so happy to see us keep a clean sheet. We have deserved one as a defensive unit.
I thought little Tom Nichols was super and I knew he would score when he went through.
Commentating on the game was a small consolation for me; I got to see us play from a different view yet it was absolutely devastating not to be out there.
Being injured is a new thing to me. I feel lost and I’m always asking our physio ‘Dodge’ for something to help it heal quicker.
I’ve started joining in training three weeks ahead of schedule already and am determined to be involved on Saturday.
I’ve had to take my toothbrush up to the training ground with me as I’m doing so many treatments, I run out of time (although I think Ashley Sammons should too)!
A new treatment for me is Massage!
I’ve never been a fan of them, as I like to feel my aches and pains. Yet with the swelling and bruising, I’ve been having at least two a day to help quicken recovery.
We have two cracking lads in called Mark ‘Rob Brydon’ and Dan ‘the man’ with their dog they call ‘the Pooch’!
They are both partially sighted and are on work experience from the Royal National College for the Blind.
They are definitely the club’s answer to Ant and Dec and are a real coup for the football club.
The queue in the mornings is bigger than at Alton Towers and I’m lucky I can use my ‘fast track’ ticket as captain to get in ahead!
One particular visitor into the massage parlour was a giant spider the size of a fist!
Harry Pell was terrorising some members of the squad with it!
There I was lying on my front in pain and when I hear Harry’s girly laugh next to me…next thing I can feel it crawling up my legs and back! It didn’t bother me in the slightest as I lay there and I think it enjoyed my company more than Harry’s!
Harry was baffled by my reaction to it to say least.
The pranks are always going on and it’s fair to say I’m always in the thick of it!
I regularly get accused now and some with justification! One member of the youth-team squad, Lewis Feeley, will vouch for my pranking talents this week.
I rang him for a quick false interview for the Hereford Times and pretended to be my current colleague Richard Prime.
I haven’t yet got enough space in this column to fit enough of his classic quotes down!
It’s fair to say he thinks he is the best trainer at the club and he happily told me who he thought the longest in the shower was!!
Another member of the squad who is good for a giggle is Marley Watkins.
He got picked up by a young lady this week, who took him to the cinema.
He treated himself to popcorn and on paying couldn’t find his wallet!
So a free lift, free cinema and free food. Got to be a young girl’s dream date?!
With Stefan Stam likely to be a father for the first time at the weekend, I send him our best wishes from the football club and welcome to Hereford, little Carmen!
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