Sunday, 20 January 2008

Pitch Waterlogged

The homecoming of two our former favourites has been delayed by heavy rain. Lots of it. There’s not a lot we can do about this. I don’t know how many of our squad can swim, but on the evidence of recent matches I should imagine several would be floundering. I’m sure the ground staff will get the carpet back into tip top condition in no time at all. I only just realised that we managed to get through the whole of last season without a game being cancelled.

I hope when we eventually get to play this game the fans will give Wayne Brown and Richard Garcia a rousing welcome. Garcia scored 21 goals in 96 games during the most successful spell the club has ever enjoyed, and netted our first ever Championship goal. Brown played every minute of every game last season and was easily our player of the season. The evidence is in the goals conceded column this season. We should be grateful for what they did for us.

After the welcome, then it’s another matter. They are Hull players now and we want to make them feel as uncomfortable as possible during the game. Yes we can laugh at them every time they make a bad play and we can jeer when they do something we don’t like. For ninety minutes we should forget what they did for us.

At the end of the game we can thank them again for coming along to Layer Road one more time, and let’s hope they return the compliment.

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