THERE’S no doubting things have got better, but there is no time left for hard luck stories.
County came out the losing side in a lively affair with Blackpool at Rodney Parade on Saturday, a game that could’ve easily been so different.
County had chances, and were seriously unlucky not to have taken a point in the dying minutes of the game.
Only moments later the Seasiders extended their lead to secure the win.
Last Tuesday evening was a different story, not a pretty performance but a driven and hard-working one to take home a crucial three points at Morecambe.
However, County are running out of time in their bid for survival and it’s now all about points.
A good performance is always encouraging as a supporter, but more than ever it all comes down to the league table, where County still have a lot of work to do.
As for the reaction from Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer, it is sad that the actions of some individuals paints a bad perception of the club and its fans.
Rodney Parade is a special venue for football, a loud shout from the Hazel terrace will be heard by the opposing manager and their staff.
I think it’s great. County can make it an imposing environment for an opposing team and that could have a big impact on the result.
Sometimes they react, sometimes they don’t. Some play it well, like Jim Bentley, while Bowyer, his team and staff may not have.
It’s unfair to say Bowyer was totally innocent in what happened, but it’s also unfair to say Bowyer deserved to have things thrown at him and it saddens me to see it at a game.
Luton are the visitors on Tuesday night and once again there is a lot on the line.
With this game in hand, and on an evening where our relegation rivals will be keeping an eye on us, we have to go and get these three points before it’s too late!