You can look at our 1997-8 league campaign and think, yeah, that was a pretty mediocre one for us; losing more than we’d won for the first time since 1987-8. Back then, it saw us relegated from Isthmian League Division One. So, we can be grateful for small mercies in that we didn’t experience such trouble here.
The 17 league defeats was also more than the previous two seasons put together. Now, we know you get the point. It’s worth us mentioning, however. And, of course, it wasn’t *all* mediocre. If you look past our league struggles, you’ll discover that we did commit to posterity quite a romantic FA Cup tale.
Cloughie’s Stevenage were the ‘giant’ killers of Cambridge United; of Swindon Town too. And then came something that has since etched itself into our memories. It’s probably an indefinite thing too. Newcastle United. King Kenny’s Premier League flops. And the drama that came across two epic encounters, ending with a replay at Sid James’ Park.
It still never crossed the line Alan. No matter what you might say on the matter.