You try stopping a trawler
One of my first reporting experiences of football – you know, the actual working kind – came last season as I covered Lowestoft Town’s remarkable FA Vase run.
It was an incredible journey they went on and I still feel very lucky to have been with them for most of it.
So coming in tonight to put together the local football round-up for tomorrow’s EDP, I find it difficult not to raise a wee smile as the Blues appear to be steam rolling through their Ridgeons League fixtures. Nine seconds it took them to open the scoring on Saturday before ending up 6-1 winners at Haverhill and wracked up their 10th win from the season's 11 games – now that’s impressive.
And I’m sure there is a part of this success which is down to their ex-Norwich City connection.
Former City stalwart Craig Fleming has started on his fitness career by helping down at Crown Meadow, and he is joined by the Canaries old sports science guru Dave Carolan, who is doing his part – part-time – while working at Colchester United.
I saw Carolan do a few sessions with the Lowestoft squad at Colney during their run to Wembley in the spring. He obviously impressed.
There is certainly a lot to be said for making your players better, rather than simply trying to bring in better players ready made.
And if football goes bust, they’ll all be doing it. Good times, maybe we'll have a few more competitive competitions.
posted on 12 October 2008 23:22 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk