The events of the last 36 hours here have been all-consuming for Kiwis and it seems in some way wrong to be discussing something as futile as a football match.
However, it is a welcome distraction from the sadness, incredulity and anger those events have created within me.
So... today will be really telling. A win or even a draw against a top flight team such as Charlton will provide strong evidence our recent good form is just that and not due to the opposition being poor, as some have suggested.
After three wins on the bounce, whatever the opposition, the lads must be high in confidence so I think we can get a result.
I'd have taken a point at Scunny and Gills... and the same again today. As NZ says, a welcome distraction from the awful events in Christchurch. Football is one of those things which actually brings people together. We bicker and moan amongst ourselves (well I do), but it is a unifying thing. I like having a beer with opposition supporters as a general rule. Apart from when we play the sh*t. Or Oxford. Or Plymouth. UTG.
My sympathy & commiserations Jeff. I've a bit of a connection - my niece (my late brother's daughter) lives over there. Sadly I have to say the odd football fan gives a glimpse of the depths some people can sink to.
Post by emperorsuperbus on Mar 16, 2019 14:02:28 GMT
Three straight wins. Nine season transforming points. And goal of the season too.
I think we are nine more short of playing league 1 next season, which considering where we were is not bad. Not bad at all.
Credit for Cocko for getting the results. But also the signing of Jono.
If Jono flops now from now to the end of the season, he may already have done enough to take plaudits for keeping us up.
Have we got a song for him yet?
We love you jono, we do.
Jono Jono, what a signing! Jono Jono, what a signing!
Or if we want to be more ingenious, there’s reference on Kendrick Lamar’s conscious hip hop album Damn to him having two fore name’s “whats that all about” Johno has three surnames! What’s that all about?
We could adapt the lyrics to Lamar’s track DNA to honour Jono
Original I got, I got, I got, I got Loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA Cocaine quarter piece, got war and peace inside my DNA I got power, poison, pain and joy inside my DNA I got hustle though, ambition, flow, inside my DNA I was born like this, since one like this Immaculate conception I transform like this, perform like this Was Yeshua's new weapon
Stop there! I’ve Tweaked it
We got, we got, we got, we got Loyalty, got royalty inside our JCH Cocaine quarter piece, got war and peace inside our JCH We got power, poison, pain and joy inside our JCH We got hustle though, ambition flow, inside our JCH He was born like this, since one like this Immaculate conception Transform like this, perform like this Cocko’s brand new weapon! (repeat)
Was going to post something very similar to what I've just seen on the BBC report: "Both teams deserved credit for producing an entertaining game in wretched weather conditions."
It really was an excellent game, despite the gale blowing round. It was difficult to tell the direction of the wind - mostly in towards the east side, and seemed to be behind Charlton at times in the first half, but then in the second half their 'keeper kicked it straight through to ours on a couple of occasions.