The power of NINE

The power of NINE

NINE has a special place in many fan’s hearts. Memories of famous players that have graced the shirt. Those 89th minute winners. United’s 9-0 victory over Ipswich. Tooting’s start to this season- NINE games undefeated, NINEteen goals scored. Those 19 goals scored by NINE different players. Top scorer Danny Bassett wears NINE on his back.

Looking forward to our FA Cup tie with Dorking this Saturday, I notice that The Wanderers (NINE letters) are 39 (NINE) places above us and face a 19 mile jaunt, as the crow flies (or the hen in their case), 39 (NINE) minute car journey (69 (NINE) mins by public transport) to Imperial Fields.

When was the last time we played an FA Cup tie on a Saturday in the NINTH month in a year ending in NINE (2019)? Possibly 1999 loss to Lowestoft (NINE letters).

The most famous tie might well be back in fifty-NINE. Against a team 89 (NINE) places above us. And a dodgy pen (In the 89th minute? (Couldn’t find that info!)). We woz robbed! This might be our year for a Giant Kill (NINE letters).

Historically we remember ties at Sandy Lane (NINE letters) and The Bog End (NINE letters), of which we are reminded both home and away by the BOGENDERS (NINE letters).

Today sees us just NINE wins from Wembley. 

Look at the team- Jointly managed by Ashley Bosah and Cornelius (NINE letters) Nwadialor (NINE letters). Of our new players, our keeper James Shaw (NINE letters) and George Ademilyui (NINE letters) have settled in well and must have been in the mix for MOM in most games this season.  Of the now fairly settled starting eleven NINE are right footed. 

I know where my £9 will be going, a sly 9:1 bet with Bet Victor (NINE letters) on The Terrors to win. With the spare pound on a Golden Goal ticket for the NINTH minute.

COME ON YOU STRIPES

PoDington (NINE letters)

📸 by Sam Conquest/@iamsam28

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