Part two of my League One pre-season preview.
Stadium: Brunton Park (16,981)
Manager: Greg Abbott (since November 2008)
Transfers In: Sean McDaid (Doncaster Rovers) - free, Jason Price (Millwall) - free, Craig Curran (Tranmere Rovers) - free, Frankie Simek (Sheff Weds) - free, James Berrett (Huddersfield) - free
Transfers Out: Richard Keogh (Coventry City) - £100,000, Tom Aldred (Watford) - free, David Raven (Shrewsbury Town) - free
In 13 short months we have come a long way, who knows what would have eventually happened had we never come to the attention of our now deceased owner but somehow I doubt things would have been as rosy.
It's doubtful we will ever know or understand his motivations for buying us. Could it have purely been a money making investment or an act of joy from a man who knew his time was limited? It almost doesn't matter now, we can only go on the facts. He has left us far stronger then we could
I have decided to write this initial blog entry as a way of introduction, as I haven't used the site much in the past. So I thought I would start at the beginning........
“Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old.” - Michael Caine
So there I was, 5th December 1992, about to turn 14 years old and with no real footballing identity. All Britpop and long since lost socialist ideals.
Having grown up on the Isle of Wight
It is not everyday that a character as important as Sir Alex Ferguson retires, his impact on Manchester United, turning them from a faded dinosaur into arguably the biggest brand in world football is astonishing. The legacy he leaves is massive and in part due to his sheer longevity as Manchester United manager means that there will be a fair amount of shared history with any club who has played in the top flight in that time.
The following list is mainly personal memories of games
Updated 11-08-2013 at 02:18 PM by Colinjb
The New Den, Millwall. January 16th, 2010.
A late-late goal by Liam Trotter deprived Saints of a last minute victory. The equaliser in injury time coming only 30 seconds after Rickie Lambert had put us ahead, a bitter blow in our efforts to chase down a place in the play-offs after overcoming a 10 point deduction in our first season in league one. Another few points lost in the grind of this ugly division, an introduction to life at Saints for three debutants, Jon Otsemobor, Dan
Updated 15-07-2016 at 08:04 PM by Colinjb