Thursday, 11 February 2010

Que Sera Sera

Whatever will be will be
We're going to Wembley
Que Sera Sera *

Yes, Southampton FC have made it to Wembley for the final of the Johnstones Paint Trophy. I'll be there on 28th March watching team for the fifth time at Wembley in a different competion each time - FA Cup, Charity Shield, League Cup, Full Members (ZDS) and now Football League Trophy (JPT).

We're still in the FA Cup of course, only 2 matches away from another Wembley appearance or two, plus still in with a chance, although admittedly a fading chance at the moment, of yet another appearance there in a Play-off final at the end of the season.

We're only even in the JPT ( a competition for teams in the lower 2 leagues ) because of the severe mismanagement of the previous few years culminating in 2 relegations and our near extinction before being rescued at almost the last minute. But since then we have the air of a club on the up, crowds increasing, and setting new records as the highest crowd ever in every round of the JPT we have played in (and would no doubt sell out Wembley on our own if they'd give us all the tickets.) Compare and contrast with our neighbours down the road who appeared at Wembley themselves less than 2 years ago and will now be grateful to even exist by the end of next week.

Football, as they say, is a funny old game.

*Should have been a video here of 29500 people singing this as the final whistle approached, until I watched it and realised how much my hand was shaking at the time !

1 comment:

  1. So all they have got do now, is go out and win the bloody thing (as Mick Channon famously said, in 1976).

    Getting to Wembley isn't really the prize, its coming home with the silverware that counts....

    But whatever happens, I hope yer enjoy yer day out at the new Wembley stadium Wurzel.

    As you rightly say, back in the summer, a day out at a Wembely cup final didn't look remotely possible.

    It is indeed a funny old game...

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