But this is a message aimed specifically at the doubters. Those after 11 games or whatever it was with only 2 points. Those after Burton beat us at home. And away. Those who went on the pitch last year while also thinking “well were up but we should still get rid of the manager”
But more recently and most specifically to the party boys who went to Burton last week and for the final 88 minutes of the game gave our team nothing but grief, today’s celebrations were aimed at you. Not for you.
I know a lot of fans from a lot of rival clubs and they’re as long as your arm. But this season I haven’t had to defend our team against them half as much as I have had to against our own fans.
And by no stretch do I mean “ALL” or even most of our fans, most I see want and believe in the best for BWFC.
But the ones who go only to either the local games, or the odd longer distance game because it might mean something because you can get pissed and moan at something you have absolutely no knowledge about - just stay the fuck away..
I’m not going to dress the team up any better than it is. It’s a team that is not good enough for this level as it is. But we’ve come up and got fortunate at that, we’ve had no further investment because it isn’t there. We’ve lost our top goalscorer mid season - two years running.
We’ve had 11 opening games where we’ve got fuck all. We’ve had our last 7 games before today and got fuck all.
But now look at that table. And before Natasha Whittam or any of the other soldiers of darkness befall us, I’m not saying that in itself is an achievement. Given our situation though not only this season but even in this last ridiculously miraculous game we went head long into shit and somehow avoided it.
We now have a chance to prepare properly with the Madine money behind us to build a real team with actual quality - and god bless him but hopefully we won’t need nearly 40-something’s like Wilbraham to pull us out.
I’ve said before that if we’re in this situation again in 12 months time, Parkinson’s time might be up. But for this season he’s accomplished what to me was an impossible achievement. The guy deserves a medal.
Summing up the lecture - and I don’t care if it’s a lecture if it just means you actually have to sit and fucking read something - for next season if you get behind the manager and team from the off, and stop shitting yourselves at 2.15 when the teamsheet is released and you think you know best, we might actually be able to build on this and climb the league.
Keep booing and doubting and I along with many others would rather you just simply didn’t bother. Watch Wigan, watch Blackburn. Watch Chorley (although I know some of them and they don’t want doubters neither), cricket, hockey or badminton if you prefer. But don’t come down to our ground every week and give them shit because if we are in this spot again next year then the blood is on you as much as the manager and players that got us there.