Tuesday, April 12, 2011
They certainly have this season. And tonight they got promoted after a seven goal thriller against Dagenham & Redbridge. We saw first hand how good this side are. A four goal rampage at The Valley back in October was a real lesson to us.
I'm glad for them. Anyone who has a hatred of Crystal Palace has got to be good in my book. Add to that a lot of connections over the years, and ex-addick Radostin Kishishev a real former favourite of mine, and i have to say, the best team won. A new ground for the new season which looks fantastic when I've driven past it all makes the dark days of ground sharing a distant memory. I'm happy for their boss as well. Gus Poyet always seems an honest kind of guy, always happy, and a great knowledge of the game. When we got shot of Parky, there was a big shout to get Poyet into SE7. It was never going to happen. He'd already started achieving too much on the south coast. It's only taken him since November 2009 to turn the club around. He did have half a season to come to grips with an average league one squad before making it his own last summer. Powell doubters take note!!
They have without doubt been the best side in this division and have shown the rest of us how to get out of it. Playing great football, playing with confidence as a team. It's a great advert for the game. It's how football should be played. And as happy as i am for them, i cant help but feel it should be us............
I'll be going to Brighton Thursday afternoon for a wander through the lanes and a stroll up the pier. But i won't let the party atmosphere dampen my mood.