Our opponents this weekend are Morecambe, perceived as persistency strugglers but somehow always managing to squeeze themselves out of danger at last-minute.
20th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 11th, 21st, 18th and 22nd. That’s their record over the last eight seasons and yet in each of those their budget was likely to be 23rd or 24th. Massive respect to Jim Bentley and those who have gone before him, they’re a bunch of fighters.
As usual our build up to the game starts with the light-hearted, a look at some of the players, games and events that have characterised our relationship with the Shrimpers.
Of course, that relationship certainly doesn’t go back as far as one might think, we first met in Football League action in 2007, having also played them twice in cup competitions, once in the EFL Trophy during 2001 (whatever it was called then) and in the FA Cup as far back as 1977.
That doesn’t mean we’re short of material, not one bit. There’s been plenty of incident and players that we can mention in this piece, in fact narrowing it down was pretty difficult. Without further ado, here’s two things we can thank Morecambe for and two things they’ll get no gratitude for whatsoever.