I haven’t wittered on about The Mighty Seagulls for a while, and with good reason.
Truth be told, whilst still hopeful for this season, we are in a position where our season can go either way. We’re 12th and a few points off the pace, but with a number of games in hand, we should be right up there. We’re not doing fantastically, but we aint doing half bad.
The reason we are a few games behind is because we’ve really shone is in the cup competitions.
We went far in the FA Cup until losing to Barrow, we took Witton (a team who are running away with the title in the division above) to penalties in the League cup, and we’ve done well in the FA Trophy, beating Frickley and Sheffield along the way.
Tomorrow, in that trophy, we face the club with the stupidest crest ever – Burton Albion.
Burton Albion are one of the favourites in the trophy: they are a very good side with a great young manager (Nigel Clough, ex Liverpool player who is the son of Brian Clough – he led rubbish Nottingham Forest to the European Cup. Twice). They took Manchester United to the limit in an FA Cup tie a few years ago. Chances are they will either be promoted or come close this year, and will probably go up sometime within the next few years.
Needless to say, we are the underdogs.
We won’t have a full side out. John Lawless, Mark Quayle and Anthony Murt are all out through suspensions, and we have a couple of injuries as well. Barnet didn’t do us a favour by beating Burton in normal time in their FA Cup Replay on Tuesday.
So, we’re going to need your help. Sometime tomorrow, at 3pm, please do the following:
1. Wear Something Sky Blue or Maroon
2. Squalk like a Seagull
3. Chant “The League of Wales is Rubbish”
If we all do this, then we can will them to go on and win. If you’re in North Wales, come along to Llanelian Road, it’s only £6, and you get to see me swear.
C’mon the Bay!