Saved by the Dutch Marine………

Michel Kuipers. Thank you for bringing a stressful day to a successful conclusion. Peter Bellamy from CTFC.Net has offered to have your babies. If you’d like to take up that offer please let me know, I have his address!  By the way Peter, if Michel wants you to have his babies, you won’t need to offer- it’ll just happen! Alan Williams has stated that Steve Evans moved to Rotherham to be nearer his family. Fair enough. Steve Evans has said […]

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Support- where does it end?

A few events, comments and conversations recently have left me pondering what it really means to “support” a football club. Where should your support start and end? How can you be a positive influence? When does your involvement actually become a hindrance to your club rather than a help? What does loyalty look like- and can it even be a dangerous thing? If you follow a Premier League giant, then you may not even be able to afford to watch […]

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Coaches, finances, investment- and other stories……

Given the debate about coach providers has started up again on the forum (and down at the football club during a snow clearing session earlier) I thought perhaps I’d give you my views on the matter, and take the opportunity to remind you where your investment in the Alliance goes. I’m sick to the back teeth of unnecessary conflict and questioning about the coach situation and I have some hope- perhaps a forlorn hope-that once the facts are out there we can […]

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The FA Cup- don’t you just love it?!

What can I say about a day like this? I’ve rewritten this blog repeatedly and run out of superlatives on every occasion. Days like this come along very infrequently in a lifetime. In 38 years watching football I can count the number of them easily on my fingers, and most of those seem to have occurred within the last two seasons. Whatever happens over the rest of this season, we are lucky enough to follow a team that has given […]

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A peculiar pair of Bristols……….

What a contrast. Last Saturday against Bristol City in the FA Cup we were majestic. League 2 v Championship, and an uneducated observer would have thought we were the higher level team. If we’d won 3-0 it wouldn’t have been an injustice. Today, at Rovers, we put out the same team. But we couldn’t get going. We worked hard, we huffed and puffed, but apart from a Tubbs shot saved and cleared away just after the second half kicked off […]

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