Weblog: The football punter
Hunger for goals has to return for Nuneaton
I'VE already got a feeling that Nuneaton season-ticket holders reckon they've got value for money.
We're less than a week into the campaign but it's lovely to see that the forgotten art of playground defending has been resurrected down Liberty Way.
It's played two, lost two for Kevin Wilkin's lads with the grand total of nine goals shipped already - five of them scored by Ebbsfleet and four at Newport. Now I don't profess to be an authority on the murky world of Ebbsfleet's tactical approach to 2012-13, but I'd suggest that any side that gets biffed for five by that lot is in for a real season of struggle.
But then again, maybe Nuneaton should look to Peterborough for inspiration. Remember a couple of years back when Posh were in League One and conceded some outrageous number of goals, more than the team who finished bottom. Yet they went up.
So that's the example for Nuneaton to follow and I'm confident that given time they'll soon be zipping up the Conference, leaking goals like crazy but scoring even more, and putting the smile back on the faces of all those people who have gone into misery meltdown following the end of the Olympics.
Come on people, snap out of it. Get on over 3.5 goals at Grimsby versus Nuneaton and start living again.