By Aiden Mynott
Well here we are with our second derby in 3 days. Now I know I keep on about the bloke that used to do the fixtures on his kitchen floor, but really are you telling me this could not have been avoided. Firstly I accept mid week travel is a pain so just going up the road is good. But please we have the opportunity at this level of rarely getting good gates so when they arrive please let us play them on a Saturday to maximize the gate. Hertford had 379 at the game last Saturday.
Talking about local derby games, it is clear that these games mean more to the supporters than the players. I can remember when these games were played that out of the 22 players at least half had played for both teams and were or had some local connection. Similarly it is the case with Cheshunt. I remember when one pre season one of their committee commented that they had just been beaten by most of last years reserves. Clearly these games are important for the supporters who socialize and work together and much leg pulling no doubt results. As one ex Ware Manager after the game commented;“ I know I don’t get to many games these days but this result still hurts” He has also managed the Reserves at Hertford. I think this proves my point.
I understand that the Manager was disappointed with the lack of fight shown by his squad. That again is something that was never apparent in past fixtures. It is hard, because an unbiased analysis would show we dominated possession through most of the game, but made silly mistakes. Some would say the penalty was a bit harsh but perhaps that is something for another day.
Many of you may have seen the shocking pictures coming out of Catalonia on Sunday. I am not going to link this with Brexit or the collapse of Hadrians Wall, but it appears to be a growing trend for more local connection, the opposite of what the EU is trying to achieve. However if Catalonia did get independence could that mean Barcelona could be playing their football in the English Premier League?
And on that bomb shell