United kick off their season tonight against Newcastle and I’m hoping to see the anti-Glazer green and gold campaign back in full force. Fergie has come out and said he doesn’t want it interferring with the team but MUST‘s point has always been to support the team whilst seeking a change in ownership. I’ll be over a few times this season and will be vocal in my opposition.
One of the goals of the season. Nicky Maynard for Bristol City last week in the Championship:
Went along last Monday with Peter D to attend the Bohemians vs Liverpool XI game. We knew we probably wouldn’t recognise anyone in the Liverpool side, especially considering that we’re United and Arsenal fans respectively. We cheered on the home side while Rick O’Shea, decked out in his Liverpool gear, gave the visitors a boost. The game finished two nil to Liverpool with two goals in the last five minutes culminating in a penalty. A good nights entertainment was had and we’ll definitely be back at Dalymount in the near future.
Naas AFC 0 – Dunboyne AFC 1. Our second win in three weeks. 🙂 We’d left Dunboyne around 12 with four cars travelling. We barely made it for the kick off at 1 but thankfully the ref was sound and didn’t give us any hassle. Only one problem though, one car was missing with two players. He was at least 15 mins away so I’d only have ten to start with. Shite. I could put one of them straight in when they arrived though. Let’s just hope we don’t concede until we’re back at full strength. A break down the wing, a shot that just dips over their keeper and we’re one nil up. “Is this actually happening?” I thought. Indeed it was. The lost lads arrived and were raring to go. We had chances, Naas had chances but we played well as a team and held on. I punched the air at the final whistle. I really could get used to this.
I’ve set the side out as strong as I can. Away to Castleknock Celtic and we haven’t played them yet this season. The last time we were here it was a close game. The first half has been even enough. They seem to be at our level in terms of ability to play it on the deck.
Crap, we’re gone one nil down ten minutes into the second half. The defense are playing well but we’ve got caught with a quick break down the wing and a low shoot. I’m not too worried though. There’s been chances for both sides, we’ll get an opportunity to get level. The opportunity falls to ‘Mittsy’. The keeper saves it initially, shite the chance is gone, nope he’s caught the rebound well from a tight angle and it’s in. The parents are celebrating but I’m shouting at the lads to concentrate. It’s one thing to get level in a game, it’s another to sustain it, I’ve learned that, especially with this team. They’re listening though.
A one-on-one with our keeper is saved. Christ this is nerve wracking stuff but we’re getting opportunities. A break down the wing, their defender puts it out for a corner. We could get something from this. Jack swings it over, the defender only knocks it on and Adam connects with a volley from 6 yards. I was fucking right. Beautiful. Two one up and three minutes to go……there’s the final whistle. This I’ll remember forever. My first win in two years as a manager.