VIC MORGAN COLUMN: Hope springs eternal for our play-off chances

There’s a four letter word that most football fans don’t like.

It creeps in to your vocabulary at this time of the season and can make your life a little less comfortable.

As you read this that word will be bandied about on the Town supporters bus on the way to Carlisle.

It’s something that sometimes delivers but sometimes terribly disappoints.

That word is HOPE.

You see the problem is this. Until two weeks ago, most Town fans had more or less accepted the acceptable.

An upper mid table finish with just the odd anxious glance towards the lower reaches of League One.

Now though, after three successive wins, maybe other things occupy our minds.

All of a sudden there’s a buzz.

You would have felt it after Louis Thompson’s late winner last Saturday.

The play offs are possible again.

There I’ve said it. It’s out in the open and better for it.

A few weeks ago the journey on the same supporters bus up to Crewe, had a definite end of season feel about it.

Just seeing out the games till the summer break. Now though, the long trip to Cumbria has something on it.

With Peterborough just above us and holding the aces in terms of points and games in hand, they would appear to be favourites to grab that final play off place.

Who knows though what may occur as the games run out and the nerves take hold.

You see that’s the thing about hope. It gnaws away at you and makes you think things that eventually may not happen.

One things for sure, while we travel to Brunton Park, we travel with that four letter word.

The expression is “It’s better to travel hopefully than to arrive”. I hope to do both and that hope delivers.

Here’s hoping.

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7:55am Sat 5 Apr 14

old town robin says...

A win today for us and defeat for Posh at Wolves and it's game on for the last few games. Other way round and then as Vic says we have to accept the acceptable that the gap and game in hand they have would be too much to catch up. As he also said we still have "Hope"

Posh chairman won't be too happy with having only 4k odd turn up for their local derby with Colchester last Wednesday, their season ticket sales must be lower than ours. hardly encouraging for their championship ambitions and one wonders how much longer he will continue to throw money into lost causes with crowds like that he will soon be selling off his best assets..
A win today for us and defeat for Posh at Wolves and it's game on for the last few games. Other way round and then as Vic says we have to accept the acceptable that the gap and game in hand they have would be too much to catch up. As he also said we still have "Hope" Posh chairman won't be too happy with having only 4k odd turn up for their local derby with Colchester last Wednesday, their season ticket sales must be lower than ours. hardly encouraging for their championship ambitions and one wonders how much longer he will continue to throw money into lost causes with crowds like that he will soon be selling off his best assets.. old town robin
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9:49am Sat 5 Apr 14

port de soller says...

I am just happy where we are in the Division and what the Team have done under dificult circumstances.
Play offs who knows do wish them well however well done for this season you may yet upset a few teams .Hope is a word I hate on the other hand to be positive and full all confidence sounds better
GO REDS
I am just happy where we are in the Division and what the Team have done under dificult circumstances. Play offs who knows do wish them well however well done for this season you may yet upset a few teams .Hope is a word I hate on the other hand to be positive and full all confidence sounds better GO REDS port de soller
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11:01am Sat 5 Apr 14

stanharlands6shirt says...

Before the arrival of Jack Stephens and the introduction of our younger squad players the only four letter word we could have traveled with in recent months would probably have been FEAR. We never really knew what we were going to see.
Solidity at the back with Troy and Stephens has bred confidence. The Thompson's are almost immaculate and Storey is beginning to show why so many called for him to be he played MUCH earlier in the season.
A lot of positives throughout the WHOLE team at present and yes thoss positives do add up to = HOPE.
Whether it's too late, time and perhaps Peterborough's form will be the deciding factor, but the boys certainly have got their tails up and are giving it a last crack..
Interestingly the one saying in football that may gee us up right through to the end, is that in terms of the play-offs, "one team often emerges with a late run of good form to enter the pack"
Good luck again today Town.
Before the arrival of Jack Stephens and the introduction of our younger squad players the only four letter word we could have traveled with in recent months would probably have been FEAR. We never really knew what we were going to see. Solidity at the back with Troy and Stephens has bred confidence. The Thompson's are almost immaculate and Storey is beginning to show why so many called for him to be he played MUCH earlier in the season. A lot of positives throughout the WHOLE team at present and yes thoss positives do add up to = HOPE. Whether it's too late, time and perhaps Peterborough's form will be the deciding factor, but the boys certainly have got their tails up and are giving it a last crack.. Interestingly the one saying in football that may gee us up right through to the end, is that in terms of the play-offs, "one team often emerges with a late run of good form to enter the pack" Good luck again today Town. stanharlands6shirt
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