Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Relegation beckons...

When we were kids there was a rule in our house - no boasting when you win, no sulking when you lose. I still try to abide by that rule but, as the end of this football season approaches, I'm finding it increasingly difficult. It's not so much I have a case of the sulks as a case of downright depression. I have supported Wrexham Football Club for most of my life; there can be little doubt now that they will lose their Football League status in May. I accepted the unthinkable a couple of weeks back when we played out a hapless no-score draw at home to Dagenham and Redbridge. Interviewed after the game, manager Brian Little talked about preparing for next season in 'The Conference'. In my lifetime Wrexham have finished bottom of the Football League on two occasions - once in the mid-sixties when they were 're-elected' (as used to happen in those days) and once in the early nineties, when, for some reason I don't recall, relegation from the league was suspended. They are likely to finish bottom this season after 87 years of League football. The warning signs have been there for all to see - victory against Boston United in the final game ensured survival last year. Yet, twelve months on it's come to this. Without judging, I point out that Darren Ferguson, a former club captain who was keen to learn the ropes while still a player (and whose father knows a thing or two about football management), was denied his chance. Darren has gone on to prove his worth at Peterborough United who are currently challenging for the League Two championship; Wrexham will start next season in the Blue Square Premiership.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh dear! So there will be no Cava with the fish fingers, chips and beans for you this year! We have the hankies ready.