Waxing Lyrical!


Well, why not? The season so far has brought out optimism and there is a belief that we can turn things around. 

I had a sense of foreboding before the game against Salford City and events turned out to be a bad night for Pools. There isn’t much you can do when a club is striving to buy itself into League Two. At least that defeat, plus the draw against Aldershot, meant that Matthew Bates wouldn’t get Manager of the Month. Give that to Salford City. You never know, it might bugger things up for them.
"high balls were lumped up to Luke James and he wasn’t going to out jump their defence."

The game against Aldershot was frustrating to say the least. We took the lead through a wonder goal from Niko Muir (what a find!) but for a lot of the game high balls were lumped up to Luke James and he wasn’t going to out jump their defence. Luke James works his socks off and you can’t fault him for effort but he needs to be coming through the middle to take advantage of his undoubted ability.

And so to some lyrics. As Pools progressed up the table, the following came to mind:
Such a feelin’s coming over me
There’s wonder in most everything I see
Not a cloud in the sky
got the sun in my eyes
And I won’t be surprised it’s a dream.

(On Top of the World, with acknowledgements to The Carpenters)

After Salford City, and Aldershot, I had to go back to the drawing board and came up with the old Scottish ballad:
Keep right on to the end of the road
Keep right on to the end
Tho’ the way be long, let your heart be strong
Keep right on round the bend
Tho’ you’re tired and weary still journey on
Till you come to your happy abode (League Two)

(Keep Right on to the end of the Road – made famous by Harry Lauder)

Speaking of Salford City, I like to have a lie in and listen to Sportsweek on Radio Five Live. Presented by Gary Richardson, the programme covers a wide range of sports and a couple of weeks ago Richardson interviewed the Salford manager, Graham Alexander, and offered the view that Salford would face strong competition from a number of teams, including Pools. Yikes, national recognition. I nearly fell out of bed.

Got some tickets for the Kevin Keegan ‘do’on 16th November. I reckon it should be a good night and KK should have a lot to say on Mike Ashley. That’s what happens when you get taken over by southern interlopers as we only know too well!

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