From August to May, 1996-97
Aug 27th 1996 Bournemouth home
Posted at 04:41 on Sunday 10 May 2009
"I reckon we'll take them 4 nil"
Those are the words I remember saying to my Dad as we walk up Caroline Street in Edgeley towards the ground. I don't know why, but I have some new found optimism again. Bournemouth are supposedly shite, rated the worst team in the division by the press. I suppose winning in the week against Chesterfield at home and a point earned against Notts had me feeling good about the evening........ It was warm, I had a few pints in the Royal Oak before the game, I bought the new County home shirt from the club shop........
What could go wrong?
We never looked like scoring...... again, ever........... we could in theory be playing this game still.... 13 years or so later, and we'd still have no goals. The sad thing is, a Tuesday night away from home 200 and odd miles away, not too many Bournemouth fans got to see the cracking goal that Jason Brissett scored for them.
I don't understand why the Football League can't try to ensure the local games are midweek and the 200 mile plus away games are kept for Saturdays...... Incidentally our 4 furthest league away games that year were all in midweek, plus we also played at West Ham and Southampton in the cup away from home midweek too. So anyhow, yeah....... The goal they scored to go ahead was a peach, a lucky peach to be sure, but a great finish none the less. As it was scored after half an hour I was pretty confident at the time that we'd get back into the game and go on to win comfortably........ Especially after a bollocking at half time.
So how the fuck is it, that we come out for the second half as tepid and timid as if we've never seen each other before, let alone play football together. Bournemouth can't believe it......... this is daylight fucking robbery and they know it. They've offered nothing, scored a lucky goal and are gonna fuck off down south with all three points.
They finished 16th did Bournemouth. The three jammy bastard points they scored today kept them up...... If they'd have only met us say a month later then we'd have given them a right hammering and no mistake.
played 3, lost 2, 1 point.........enjoy the goal though..........
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