Continued: First Game in Management
Cliff hangers can be seen as either annoying or a great way to bring back the reader. My latest cliff hanger has hopefully left you desperate to find out just how humiliated my Grimsby side was against Newcastle United in the third round of the FA Cup. I hope that the cliff hanger has succeeded in this and you are still sat there on the edge of your seat awaiting the result. Well, without any further ado...
Newcastle United who? Harry Redknapp, touted to be England manager not too recently who? I just couldn’t believe what I watched. Newcastle dominated from start to finish! Just look at those shots on goal and possession statistics and ask the same question that I am...how did Grimsby Town just knock out Newcastle United of the FA Cup third round? We got lucky, that’s how. The Newcastle players were passing it between their back four, they passed it back to their goalkeeper, who missed controlled it and Liam Hearn, my best striker, slotted the ball past Tim Krul. At this moment I actually think I cheered out loud!
I quickly set the team up with a defensive mentality which allowed us to see out the remainder of the game. I couldn’t believe, and still can’t believe, that in my first game as manager I managed to pull of a win against a Premier League side in one of the most historic domestic competitions there is. I really do hope this kick starts the club’s season and things just continue to go well and don’t just stop with this famous victory.