Back to the grind
When you can pull off a Monday piece in the off season you know youve made it,,so I hear anyway.
The squad are back home after a rain and wind soaked week in the sun out in Dubai and the gaffer said the usual encouraging words when quizzed by the local hacks.
“ Every point is a prisoner from here on in “ is exactly the attitude that needs instilled, hopefully Lenny rams that home.
“It can flip in one weekend ,thats how finely balanced it is” tells us that every game must be approached with a winning attitude regardless of the last. All the right noises, the weekend see’s us start to back them up hopefully.
The praise reserved for Marian Shved may have raised eyebrows but it wouldn’t be the first time a fringe player had a good training camp and caught the managers attention. Infact are these camps not the best ideal time to do such impressing? Theres not much else going on to distract the Lurgan fella, and if you are serious about getting a run in the team why not bust a gut out there?
A Ukrainian cant find things very easy at all as Neil pointed out, and maybe its only now the young man has actually found his feet.
The old ‘like a new signing’ wasn’t uttered, but still, its not far off what we have here to unleash upon the second half of the season.
I hope he gets a proper chance to display his wares.
One good lift would be a new striker and rumours abound that our man is in Glasgow with a view to signing. More when and if that becomes official but theres little doubt some quality fresh blood up top would deflate a few that have aspirations to lift our title come May.
Neil claims we are working on signings ‘across the board’ whatever that means, but we should all know we dont spring out of the blocks on these things regardless of how much we would all love to see it happen for once.
Im thinking he means one for each department but we shall see.
The other eye catcher of the weekend was James Dornan’s piece explaining why he is giving up his campaign against sectarianism. Putting his politics aside its a very informative from the heart piece that deserves to be read from one of our high profile fans, but theres many questions raised by his assertions.
He admits he has spoken to certain football clubs about the problem, and the media.
Yet none care. Who and what was said would make very interesting reading and should be out in the open for all to know.
The cops and politicians run from the it, the nation resorts to whataboutery more often than not, and society prefers to pretend it isnt a big problem at all.
No wonder he walks after banging his head against a brick wall.
Our usual Monday correspondent tells us weekly that the Orange Walks need to end before the nation can start on a better path. He might well be right but if folk were as honest with each other as this fella has just been to the whole country then things may well improve.
Walking away shaking your head saying no one cares, its not just football that can do that it.
The above is by Mahe. Should you wish to entertain us with your thoughts just jot them down and send to firstname.lastname@example.org