I am writing this piece just after our very narrow defeat at Old Trafford, considering we went down to a very early goal it could have been considerably worse but we could also have nicked a point near the end.
I did say in my last piece that we could pick up some points where least expected and these came at Newcastle. This was then followed by just the one point at home to Stoke and nothing from Tottenham. Now I enjoy the banter as much as anyone and yes emotions run high in ‘certain’ matches, but some of our fans really do us no good at all when they resort to the unacceptable stuff that was reported, come on lads and lasses, we are better than that aren’t we?
This weekend it is Liverpool’s turn to come to Upton Park after Chelsea’s visit on December 1, two very tough back to back home fixtures for which I would probably settle for three points out of the possible six available. I attended my first meeting of the Supporters Advisory Board last month and was very impressed with the whole set up. I think there is a perception among ordinary ‘grass roots’ fans that the board is some form of elitist group but my experience was anything but.
I spoke to many members who have served for the past year and without exception all informed me of the many positive ideas that the club are actively pushing forward with and that they have found the board to be very worthwhile. I would recommend you all to search out the Secretary’s Scribbles: The going’s getting tough! Supporters Advisory Board ‘tab’ on the WHU website and look at what goes on. It is a board members job to disseminate as much information to other supporters as possible and take your thoughts and ideas back to the board to help further enhance the links between the club and its fans.
The highlight of the evening was a Q and A discussion with Sam Allardyce. I was fortunate to be selected as one of the members to put a question to Sam, which was about his and the club’s aspirations and thoughts about the January transfer window.
Sam really comes across as the very open and honest guy that you see on the media interviews and is very much at ease talking through matters with the fans. The King’s Lynn Irons Club held its annual Christmas Social on Friday and a magnificent 57 people attended; let’s hope we are celebrating the whole weekend!