Buzzing after Bees win
Boro web editor Mitch Jones on the Brentford win, a wall of noise and dressing gowns...
I don’t like rollercoasters, not one bit. I’ve never seen the sense in paying someone to make you feel ill, to throw you about and put you upside down and take you one way and then the other and then back again. It’s just not for me.
Saying that I’m a Boro fan and I work for the club, and following this team is a rollercoaster in itself. We’ve had flashes of brilliance this season but we have also seen some disappointing results.
The team are working on building on the big wins they’ve had and replicating them against some of the teams lower down in the table. They know more than anyone the importance of three points and have more desire than anyone to secure them week in week out.
I suppose the thing that makes rollercoasters enjoyable is the excitement and the feeling of achievement, and that’s something that Stevenage FC certainly brings – you’ll sooner catch me at The Lamex Stadium ahead of Alton Towers though.
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I’m writing this after a great win at Griffin Park against Brentford on Tuesday evening.
It was the epitome of a professional performance and something we’ve seen from Stevenage a lot over the recent years. We stayed resolute at the back and forced them into long range efforts which caused no harm at all, and then we broke and attacked with menace and got a deserved goal.
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Five-hundred-and-fifty-five Boro fans made the journey and they were a credit to the club, they didn’t just out sing the home fans but they seemed to have them stunned; I don’t remember them singing any songs in return. Scott Laird even commented that he thought our fans kept the ball out of the net as much as the players did in the dying embers of the game, describing it as a ‘wall of noise’.
Last time out I mentioned the community department’s Aspire scheme, and it was fantastic to see none other than John Motson supporting it last Saturday. It was strange to see his face and hear his voice, one of those moments that felt like a voice over!
The fact that he was putting his name to the project speaks volumes though and is another credit to the club for the quick progression we’re making off the pitch. It’s key that we improve attendances and a huge part of that is the children in and around Stevenage. We all know that and it’s something we’ve worked on heavily – they’re the future of the club.
We’ve had even more merchandise coming into the Boro Shop in the last few weeks, and some of you may have had your first glimpse of deadline day signing Don Cowan - saying that you might have seen more than you’d have liked, as he was modelling our new dressing gown.
I have to say that photo won’t be forgotten in a while. That’s something that makes this club great - no, not players in dressing gowns, but the fact that players will get involved with things like that. I can’t lie though, I opted out of that photo shoot and let someone else play photographer for the day.
And who can forget the new scoreboard that has been installed? It’s a massive improvement on the last one with much better capabilities. I had a little training session on it when it was finished and enjoyed proudly displaying ‘STEVENAGE 5 TOTTENHAM 0’ above the away end; all in the name of learning of course.
We’re having a little sweepstake on who will be the first to hit it, my tip is Darius but Bossie has to be up there with the favourites; either way I wouldn’t want that ball hitting me!
Mitchell Jones is Stevenage FC’s web editor.
Follow him on Twitter: @mitchelljones06