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|Great win - from one of the 99|
at 19:36 29 Sep 2012
Just back as I'm staying at the in laws who live in Rainham, just down the road from Gillingham. Fully deserved the win today - even before the sending off we were in control of the game. I wouldn't say it therefore makes us world beaters as Gillingham weren't at the races and certainly didn't look like a top of the table side today.
Our first goal was a short corner to Tutte who then curled it in from the edge of the box. Not long after was the sending off - seemed like their player went in with studs up and it's the sort of challenge which gets a red these days so they can't complain.
Second half they seemed to up the tempo and created more chances without ever seriously threatening. Grant's goal was decent and he deserved it from some industrious work. He was on the break and seemed to have missed it at first before getting it in at the second attempt. The pen seemed to me like refs chance to even things up because none of the Gills players had appealed for it. Ref indicated that the Gills player had been brought down but I didn't see it well enough to judge it. Certainly didn't reflect the run of play. Made for a nervy remainder of the game but we looked solid in defence and I never felt that the Gills attack had enough to trouble us. We even had a couple more chances where we could and probably should have scored again later on.
Plenty to be encouraged by and if we can keep this run going no reason to think we can't mount a decent challenge. Up The Dale.
|World Cup kicks off|
at 10:02 12 Jun 2010
the World Cup has finally arrived here in SA. Watched the game on a big screen here in Pretoria, the atmosphere was amazing. As good as any experience I've had watching sports in a big crowd. It was amazing to see so many white Zaffers decked out in yellow when football here is traditionally a very black sport. Seems like the whole country is getting behind the team. Not a bad result against a decent Mexico team who really could have won it. Not sure how they'll fare against France or Uraguay, but they won't be lacking in home support.
Today I'm off to Rustenburg for the England v USA game (my only England game of the tournament) so hoping for a decent performance from the lads. You have a feeling it's going to be a draw - but no reason we can't win the other 2 games and still go through easily. What we want is a display to put the frighteners up the other big teams but can't see it happening.
Come on England and Up The Dale
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