In August 2010 three Maidenhead United fans were banned from attending home games, by a kangaroo court, for crimes they didn't commit. These men promptly encountered a jobsworth security blockade, and so escaped to the non-league underground. Today, still stigmatised by the MUFC Ltd hierarchy, they survive as supporters of fancy. If you enjoy a train away day - and if you can find them - then maybe you can share a drink with ... the K-team!
Monday, 4 October 2010
Red shirts leave club red faced
Maidenhead United lost 2-0 at Chelmsford City last Saturday. I didn't go. Indeed I have never been to Chelmsford and don't intend to go any time soon. As such, I can't comment on the game, won by the home side with goals at the end of either half.
I can't comment on yet another red card for a Maidenhead player (Alex Wall, on this occasion) or on whether the Referee was as rubbish as comments on our forum suggest (I suspect he was, but our disciplinary record has been dreadful for a number of seasons now).
What I will comment on, however, is that for the second successive season Chelmsford City had to play against us - at their home ground - whilst wearing their change colours of all white because Maidenhead turned up with their change kit of all red (which obviously clashes with Chelmsford's home colours of all claret). Last year could be excused as a genuine mistake. But to make the same mistake again, less than twelve months later?
And this from a club that justifies all manner of things - be it the manager not coming in the bar, after a game, or supporters not being allowed on the team bus - because they are now 'more professional'.