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Firstly well done to the lads...........you won the game and there's nothing much more to be said about that!! A big well done also has to go to "David Ormerod's Barmy Army"........or the "Drunken Louts from Accy" as they have been christened in certain circles!! Your enthusiasm and noise was most definitely a sight to behold and your continued chanting managed to do one thing that I always hope for........it helped the 'Prince of Mince' lose his voice, which I very much appreciate!!!
What a great day, the team, the background staff, the fans were great, it only takes a few to start believing , we can make it happen, cricket is coming home , just keep on believing
This was a good win against the odds. It's typical of the new Accrington that there was no giving up anywhere in sight. Every game has key features. For me, Paul Carroll's brief blitz on the very iffy pitch was invaluable when put in the context of the rest of our innings. Obviously the two run-outs, one in each innings, were game-changing incidents. Paul again, when he removed Jamal at a critical time and finally, DC, coolly picking up the last two wickets under great pressure.
What a great day and what a very messy night !
It's fantastic to see such camaraderie amongst the lads, such a vibrant team spirit ! When we win that Cup there won't be a dry eye in the house; I can't wait ! As "Biggins" was proclaiming " Cricket is coming home !" Maybe we will finally see the whingers silenced....
I have to echo Dibendra's sentiments re Snedds, it takes a real man to do what he did, well done Graeme, it showed a maturity beyond your years.
It makes me very proud of all the team, esp my little bro, and I am thrilled that we are so close to one of my Dad's long cherished dreams,- bring it home lads, you owe it to Dibs and Moses !
First thoughts when we won on Sunday. Thank God for that, now Kenners and I can stop walking around this bloody ground !! We had resolved to keep walking until the last wicket went down and it seemed like many laps had been completed. During our many circumnavigations of Turf Moor I had thought to myself that if we won then I would let the players enjoy their moment and go quietly back to the dressing rooms to congratulate them on their return.
However when DC took the last wicket the reality was somewhat different, we could not have been further away from the pavilion as it transpired and far from returning sedately to the changing rooms we went as wild as everybody else and joined in the melee on the field. First port of call for me was of course Matt, who along with DC, Zeddy and many others have represented Accy through our time in the doldrums and never given less than 100% for the club, it is very special for these guys to get to the cup final.
Next it was Dibber, who marshalled the troops brilliantly and
What a day! firstly let me congratulate all the players for showing great spirit, resolve and collective determination. To defend such a low score shows that we are a team who know how to really fight together. I would also like to thank Ian Wilson and David Kennedy for their brilliant work behind the scenes, the help and support they give the team is invaluable. My last big thank you goes out to our twelth man on the day; the Accrington barmy army whose support really spurred us all on and helped lift the whole team, thank you all.
We now put thoughts of the cup final out of our minds and focus on next weeks clash with Rawtenstall, bouyed by this weekends victories and our travelling support we go into our preparations with determination and optimism.My last thank yous' go out to my long suffering girlfriend Jo who i woke up last night at 2.30am after crashing into every item of furniture in the bedroom, sorry! Thanks Caz for trousering up for the bar tab, i think we made quite a hole in it, Lloydy was back quoffing the Lancaster bomber last night after blaming a "bad pint" had caused his pre match technicoloured yawns, it was mentioned that it might not have been a "bad pint" but ten good ones.
Thanks Sneds for making the very difficult decision yesterday not to play, it was the right choice and totally unselfish, you put the teams best interests before your own, a choice which I and the whole team really appreciate. Last but not least, thanks Dad for all your help and support, it means a lot.
My immediate thoughts with ACC usually revolve around £ S D thoughts .....not trophies
Secondary thoughts.... want a home draw for the Final ....again thinking £S D
Third thoughts..... pleased for all the long suffering Accy Fans, unpaid workers for the Club and for the Players to experience success
[relative -we ain't won anything yet!]
Final thought........which probably should be my main thought as groundsman
...if we have a home draw...which wicket am I to use?
...when to start it?
..and how to protect it for another month?
must ensure that some of the extra revenue goes into the ground , especially for preparations for the final.
finally ....come down to earth.....wait for the draw......and take it from there...