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Bradley Pritchard column

By Bradley Pritchard
Tamworth midfielder

Bradley Pritchard
I think I actually heard one of their fans heckle me: "Oi Pritchard! You're just as bad as your blog!"

Looking at Luton's last few results, including their midweek game, puts our result against them last weekend into perspective.

Firstly, there was a bit of controversy surrounding the game because the club had decided to offer the 'Shed' behind the dug-out to the Luton fans.

This is the stand that many of our fans watch the game from, so it wasn't a very popular decision.

Saying that, it increased the attendance enough to create an awesome atmosphere.

It was slightly surreal though to hear the booing come from behind the dug-out. When I came off, I think I actually heard one of their fans heckle me: "Oi Pritchard! You're just as bad as your blog!"

To be honest, it was great timing and delivery from that man, so I have to give him credit.

But hopefully our fans didn't mind where they were forced to watch the game from after they saw Des Lyttle slice one in off his baby toe and find the bottom corner.

We deserved the result and in some parts people were disappointed we didn't convert chances to win, but I guess that just reflects the overall team performance.

The gaffer gave us a few days off to recover. I used this time wisely and became unhealthily addicted to 'Call of Duty'

Bradley Pritchard

The gaffer (Gary Mills) gave us a few days off to recover. I used this time wisely and became unhealthily addicted to 'Call of Duty'.

This probably wasn't the best decision because we were running when we got back in to train. We also played an eight-aside game which I would say was probably the most competitive match we've had in training this season.

People were flying into challenges, making last ditch tackles, and just doing everything possible to win. One of the most competitive players out there was probably the gaffer. He always joins in the matches, and it's evident that he absolutely hates losing!

Passions were high, and I think the match became a bit too intense because Geebo (assistant manager Darron Gee, who was referee) had had enough of players appealing for everything, especially after Jerome (Murdock) kicked the ball out with no one around him, and his arm shot up claiming the throw-in.

He threatened to send off the next player who tried to cheat. This worked in my favour because our winning goal was set up by me taking three touches (we always play two-touch).

Smudger (Chris Smith) was furious, but had to bite his tongue.



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