DE TOWN STILL TOPS
Despite that sickening late, late goal for Galway FC on Saturday night, we're still top of the pile but with an ever decreasing buffer zone. Despite Gary Shaw's early opener after good work from Sully, we seemed to give the opposition too much time and space, especially in their half. Too often, Galway were able to build solid attacks without a Town player touching the ball. Despite plenty of chances we just couldn't make it count and boy, did they punish our mistakes. However, there's a long, long way to go yet with plenty of time to get back to better performances and winning ways.It's heartening to see increased crowds coming out to support De Town. We still have Wexford Youths, Cobh Ramblers and Rovers B at home in the league and it's vital that there's even greater home support to help in the push for what will be an extremely tough end of season promotion race.
No one said it'd be easy, we have an excellent and talented squad,we simply have to push on and with more genuine, local, positive support, the dream can be achieved. Remember, we're still tops and we aim at keeping it that way. C'mon De Town.
CUP GAME ON FRIDAY
The tension of the League can be left behind this week end as we head up the M4 to Tallaght Stadium to take on Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup. The Hoops used to be the Cup specialists and they're looking on this tie as a way of forging their way back to regaining some lost glory. They were held to a draw by Athlone at the weekend in a game they'll want to forget very quickly. Their most recent manager, Fenlon will want a massive result against what they term inferior opposition from a lower division. But even if we field a weakened side, we can cause an upset if we get stuck in from the off and show the passion that has made us league leaders, even if we are in a division lower to out more “famous” hosts. Tallaght these days is bedecked in blue Dublin flags but it was nice to see one proud red and black flag fluttering in the breeze this week. No marks for guessing who lives in that red and black castle!
THAT TWEET EXPLAINED
In their entertaining “Section O Says Hello” in the match programme, they ran a piece about a mysterious tweet from RTE's John Creedon wishing De Town well. Well, it was a mystery only to Section O. John Creedon had tweeted “Longford Town FC hurry back to the Premier Division. The lads are back from France ! C'mon De Town.” What Section O didn't realise was that Supporters' Club members Johnny Nevin and Tom Kelly had texted his popular Radio One show from France and which he used. He has received many messages over the years from the Supporters' Club which he regularly refers to on his show. In the old days of Premier football, John Creedon often visited Longford as a Cork City fan and developed a soft spot for De Town. So last week, he let the nation know..
There was a very big crowd in attendance on Saturday night last which in turn put some extra pressure on the Clubhouse volunteers at half time. A big thank you for the extra helping hands which were greatly appreciated and for the patience of all those waiting for their great value teas /coffees and various snacks. Even if we're promoted, we'll still keep our prices at rock bottom and our service sky high .
Congrats to Town supporter Emmet Lyons who celebrates yet an other birthday this Thursday. Congrats also to the creator of De Town posters on Facebook and the website which have to be among the best in the land.