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I'm a director of Maidenhead United Football Club. For ten seasons one of my roles at the club was to produce the match programme. The aim of this blog was to write football related articles for publication in the match programme. In particular I like to write about the representation of football in popular culture, specifically music, film/TV and literature. I also write about matches I attend which generally feature Maidenhead United.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Groundhog Day

Another Saturday.  Another personal best at the Richmond Park Run. Another long wait for the tube to Ealing Broadway.  Another narrow home defeat for Maidenhead at York Road.  This time visitors Chelmsford City really should have won by a more comfortable margin but the admirable persistence of the Magpies almost paid off when an late goal from Jon-Jo Bates inspired a hell for leather charge for an equaliser. Predictably Ricky Modeste set up the first goal for Wayne Gray whilst Rob Edmans snuffed out the early promise of a second half comeback. Maidenhead's admirable spirit was typified by young goalkeeper Jordan Clement who after a nasty clash of heads with Marcus Rose carried on without a thought for his bandaged head throwing himself into the thick of the action, always quick to get the ball forward and I sense was even keen to join the attack at the end. With Rose also in the wars after colliding with the woodwork in the second half the season's second best crowd of 509 had eleven extra minutes of football to enjoy.  This must have pleased the visitors who seem to really enjoy coming to York Road and not just for the result.  I guess the ground is a nice contrast to Melbourne Park.

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