Post by peterinoz on Apr 27, 2022 3:39:28 GMT
Thanks you garstang and to chrisb for the kind words. Unfortunately it has indeed turned out to be my last pre match post for the season. Disappointment is indescribable. I was actually awake from 0400 and following on the LS. At 2-1 up going into injury time, I was just hoping we could hang on. As they say, the rest is history.
My first Reds games were at the end of the Division 2 season when we lost our league status in 1977. I was there every week almost from then until leaving Workington in 1985. Then it was the occasional match away in Lancashire and Cheshire (I was living in Manchester / Widnes / Chorley between 85 and 97) along with the odd one back at Borough Park. There have of course been many further disappointments since then. Relegations.... play off losses. Following the most recent relegation it looked as though we would make it back at the first attempt. That was March 2020 and of course we managed to get ripped off by the league. The subsequent short season we were not top of the league but would have still been top on PPG across the two curtailed seasons. Then at the 3rd attempt we managed to scuttle ourselves having been in a position to win the league right up until almost the final whistle of the regular season. Nuff said.
I will be back in July as we prepare for our 4th season at this level.
Thanks to you all for the contributions you make on this forum. As an overseas supporter who doesn't do social media, I am here almost daily checking to see what's going on.
Come on you Reds.