Date:Saturday September 30 2006
Last weekend U`s fans were coming back from Leicester City, disappointed to have only taken a point.
Leicester City. Away from home. "Only" a point. We`re now unbeaten in five games. Things could be worse eh? All this big time mentality will start going to our heads. We`ll be going through managers quicker than an Irish golf-fan does Guinness. We`ll be watching expensive, fancy-dan foreign imports in the blue and white and munching on prawn sarnies, going quiet after 10 goalless minutes and getting all uppity.
The last bit can`t be true surely and not only because of the catering (legally I have to call it that) at Layer Road. Once again U`s fans covered themselves in glory up at The Walkers Stadium.
Our recent results have come through the team`s perseverance and the manager`s bravery at sticking to his guns - and his principles. We`ve not panicked. We`re still playing football the way it should be played.
More than can be said of Friday`s opponents. Word is their latest tactic is not a formation or set-piece routine but antics that make Christiano Ronaldo look positively honest and upright - in both senses of the word. Winkers the lot of them.
Rules or results?
We`ve had our fair slice of luck though and ridden it at times. We had to fight tooth and nail at Luton to steal a point (sombrero time!) and the Mexican bandit idea was founded from a smash and grab at Burnley.
Despite on-pitch dominance we endured nervy final minutes against Derby and QPR too.
It`s local derby day today though. Our first proper game against Ipswich for nearly 40 years. If we have to push our luck again to get a win, we`d all gladly do so. One off Doogie`s backside in the 89th minute for 1-0? Yes please.
After Southend (twice) last season, we need a derby win just for local bragging rights.
If you think U`s fans have been loud up 'til now. Wait for the roar if (when!) we beat Ipswich today. They`ll be able to hear it back at Portman Road.
Hopefully we`ll do it the 'right` way but it`s all about principles and priorities isn`t it? Today, more than ever, the priority is the result.
Since we were unveiled as the loudest (read "best") fans in the country we`ve taken 11 points from 15. It clearly makes a difference!
Shout yourself silly for those Super U`s again!
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Date:Saturday September 30 2006
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