This decision has farce written all over it.
Sure we have a short term goalkeeping problem but that is down to a lack of
discipline from an experienced player in Tony Roberts, which is not the first
this season which already has seen the Daggers pick up 5 red cards. The lack of
cover for Robbo is down to John Still letting Abiodun Baruwa walk out last time
Roberts was suspended and then us signing a player last week in Martin Brennan
who is, by admission above, not ready to play first team football.
To then fill the gap by signing Paul Bastock, a figure who, while no personal
blame was attached to him for Bostongate, was at the heart of things at York
Street under Steve Evans for many years quite frankly stinks. John Still claims
he loves our club, in which case he should know that feelings still run deep
over what Boston United did to it. Bastock was one of the players named in the
FA Charges against the Pilgrims and was pretty much part of the furniture at the
club. Does anyone seriously not believe he knew the gist of what was going on?
For Bastock himself, the game is a no-win situation. If he has a good game
then he'll still be a cheat. If he throws one in his own net then he will be a
cheat that cost us an FA Cup run. Was there really no other goalkeeper available
to cover this?
Tonight at the clubhouse there is a Fans Forum starting at 8:00pm. I'll be
there asking John Still what the hell he is doing. I suggest it will be a lively