Disrespecting tradition

2023/24 Issue 05: Editor’s Note

Written by: Michael Normanton
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Sometimes I wonder if Daniel Farke and the 49ers have any respect for the traditions of this football club. Effortlessly sweeping aside lower league opposition in the FA Cup was bad enough, but to then draw a team at home? It all has a smell of Steve Evans about it, and who wants that? Writing this on January 16th, I am at least happy to say the annual January tradition of not signing a left-back is being upheld beautifully. The last time we tried it we ended up with Laurens de Bock, so maybe there’s logic to this.

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