Sunday, 1 February 2009

If this was boxing...

Some one would be standing at the edge of the ring throwing in the towel, instead we are going to carry on until May, against the ropes taking every punch, yesterday it was a sucker punch, On Tuesday we managed to get our own hook in, but prior to that there was a 4 punch combination at Sheffield Wednesday.

Believe me my heart is optimistic, we can pull our selves out of this, we have the squad to do it, but my head says different. The loss of both Fortune and Hudson prior to the Burnley game contributed to any sense of momentum gaining after the Palace game being squashed in its infancy. We need 10 points to get to safety whilst the three teams above us have to go in to the sort of run we have just got our selves out of, although 5 games without a point would be acceptable rather than the whole hog of 18. Three wins and a draw is where our points total and goal difference leave us and to think we are capable of such results at all between now and the end of the season a laughable.

I've started to try and work out what advantages we would have by going in to tier 3. Well here are my top ten:-

1. We'll see more wins (Just like we believed when we came into the championship).
2. We'll get to loads of new grounds.
3. We'll be able to go to that nice ground next to the refuse disposal plant in New Cross, or is it the refuse plant?.
4. Dropping to Tier 3 has been good for some teams, enabling them to regroup - Hull and ????
5. We'll see more of Jonjo Shelvey (Probably on the box with a Prem or Championship team)
6. We'll have more chances of Wembley - FA Cup, League Cup, Play Off Final, Johnstone Paint Trophy.
7. We'll see more of Chris Dickson.
8. We'll be able to turn up at the Valley at 2.45 on a Saturday and still find a parking space
9. We'll be able to turn up at the Valley at 3.05 on a Saturday safe in the knowledge that they will be holding up the kick off for our arrival.
10. We won't have to play Palace next year.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've ever the optomist, so will use the word IF we go down, how much of a reduction in gates do people see ?

Kappacino Kid said...

This is the worry if we go down. Whatever happens we will see a reduction in the gate. Many of the current 15,000 season ticket holders signed up because they were not guaranteed a place, when we got to the Prem. Then the last two seasons we have believed that we will be in the promotion race. After years of disappointment, how many will renew if we go down, I am not intending too - a mixture of reasons - my own economic circumstances and why do need to. I would not be surprised to see a reduction of ST's to below 10,000, maybe 7,500 and depending on performances average gates of 11 -15,000.

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