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!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Away Day Diary: Bath City 1-0 Maidenhead United (23/11/13)

Much like the players (all of them) who couldn't be bothered to acknowledge the vocal support from the travelling fans at Twerton Park yesterday afternoon, I can't be bothered to write a proper away day diary. Needless to say, Maidenhead United lost at Bath City. As we always do. Those delirious on-pitch celebrations, following play-off final success against the 'Students', seem like a lifetime ago ...

Only a solitary goal from David 'hard-working' Pratt separated the teams but, in truth, the home side were relatively comfortable winners. Indeed, Maidenhead's display was summed up rather nicely by a desperate Alfie Mawson shot, late on, that landed somewhere close to Oldfield Park station. Only 501 (yeah, right!) were there. Perhaps not coincidentally, this was noticeably the least impressive Bath City XI that I've seen. The on-pitch entertainment, in general, certainly wasn't worth the £12 entry fee.

Talk on the terraces and in the pub(s) concerned not if - or even when - Drax will go, but who will (eventually) replace him. The name of a former Didcot Town manager - and current BBC Radio Berkshire sports presenter - cropped up on more than one occasion. Over 300 appearances for Reading FC - and recent on-air 'matey banter' with Educated Left Foot - presumably make him a popular choice with the Tw@tterati.

My view - not that it counts for anything, of course - is that changing the manager at York Road would be akin to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. Or, as Chairman Who Knows His Football Swearing might say, rearranging the fuckin' deckchairs on the fuckin' Titanic.

Daventry Town away in the Trophy next Saturday. I can't make it. Meh. The Macleods will, apparently, be going. After an hour-long bus ride from Banbury (!), the least they - and the other travelling fans - deserve is a quick clap, at the final whistle, from those paid to represent Maidenhead United ... even if Macleod (M) is again wearing his Leeds United Carl Zeiss Jena scarf! ;-)


^^^ The view from seat G1