- 24 Dec 2017
Good luck everyone - this ain't going to be pretty (unless pretty awful counts)
Having basically trashed him in the forum last week, Robinson has to put Stevens on the bench because Shearer drops his Ovaltine and burns his foot.
McMahon starts, with Norman back on bench & Long not in the 18 in another game of right-Back roulette
Raglan comes in from the cold too, alongside Nelson in the middle
Garbett and Ruffels share the left side positions, although no-one can truly determine which of them is at left back and which left midfield, as when Robbo points one of them forwards, SD immediately points him back again.
Contrary to popular belief, a new formation sees a sweeper playing behind the two defensive midfielders, leaving 16 year old Slavi Spasov playing in behind Rob Dickie up front.
The bench consists of Holmes, Whyte, Browne, Henry, Hall, Duffy and Rob Green, brought in on loan at the last minute with Stevens ordered to leave the bench and put his school uniform back on by KR just before kickoff.
Danny Hylton cannot believe what he sees of his old club and immediately puts in two own goals to try to help, however parity is soon restored with Oxford showing they watch and learn from other games on the TV over the weekend scoring one own goal from a throw in and a second with a 50 yard backpass. The game continues at 2-2 until KR pulls a tactical masterstroke by bringing on three right sided midfielders in the 87th minute adn pushing Mitchell up front as an emergency centre forward.
Attempting to explain away the 5-2 home defeat, KR is quick to decry the selfishness of the players that have gone out on loan, the lack of dedication of those in the family section for not turning up for a night game and David Langan for setting the bar so high as a full-back that none of his players can live up to the pressure of following him in that position.
ASked for his comments after the game JAck Stevens is dragged away from the interviewer by Faz who instructs him to get back to cutting the grass with his teeth before going home as he is training with the U7s in the morning.
Two Luton squad members hide in the stadium and claim political asylum rather than have to go back to Bedfordshire
A dreamer of beautiful dreams. Pray God you are right!!
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