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Eager beaver and FA Cup fever
9:55pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in Sport
Well after some entertaining games of late, we finally have seen some dull bore draws. #
I’m delighted for the goalkeepers and defenders at the club, we have taken stick and rightly so.
Yet there have been a lot of games where we should have kept clean sheets and we haven’t, for a variety of reasons.
Unfortunately our attacking play has left a lot to be desired. We need to find that balance from defence to attack and attack to defence.
I don’t think we have named the same starting eleven for two games in a row which hasn’t helped.
The injury list at the moment has piled up the last week or two.
For someone who has never spent time in a physio room much, I’m not enjoying it one bit. I’ve spent as much time in it as I have on the training pitch.
It’s a constant battle between me and ‘Dodge’ the physio, he’s got a Rottweiler on a leash! I think he will be as glad as me when I’m back training!
The camaraderie amongst the injury lads has been brilliant. We are all pushing ourselves and putting odds on who will be back first. Setting challenges on the Rower or egging each other on when hitting the boxing bag. Whether it’s your ex-girlfriend or your worst manager, that bag has taken a beating!
Our new signing Chris Todd has settled in nicely and certainly took the pressure off a few of the lads, with his choice of clothing!
To be fair to him, it is quite dark when he leaves for training in the early mornings! He appeared on TV this week for a great cause and it certainly puts life into perspective.
That reality is Hereford United have some great people who care about the club and an unbelievable away following to be rivalled anywhere in the lower leagues.
We are all pulling together and, if anything, the uncertainty of the finances is pulling us closer. We will stick together and look after each other. I’ve been there before and know we will come through it.
The youth team have been doing well of late and are now through to face MK Dons in the first round of the equivalent of their FA Cup. It’s a great chance for them to test themselves and the experienced gained will be invaluable to them. Well done lads!
The FA cup represents a great chance to go on a run and give the club some much needed money. Some of my best memories are from cup runs and they stay with you forever.
At Kettering we were playing Oldham, who were flying in League One, at home in the second round. We came in at half-time 1-0 down and our gaffer Morrell Maison is sitting on the table talking to us.
One of the lads starts laughing and points to his shorts! I gaze over noticing a sausage like object poking through a gaping hole. The whole dressing room is crying with laughter! That definitely will stay with me!
I’m confident we will win Saturday and the injury list will shorten next week.