Outnumbered in our own back yard

Last updated : 18 January 2009 By Matt Blanchard
The game could see a record Johnstone's Paint Trophy attendance at Glanford Park, however a massive proportion of the spectators will be donning red and white.

The Iron have sold no more than 1,000 tickets for the game, raising the question of whether anyone in North Lincolnshire cares anymore. Although we are still in a good position going into the business end of the season, fans are starting to reflect on what might, and probably should, have been.

August and September saw United cruise past seven sides comfortably, with fans witnessing some of the finest attacking displays ever seen at Glanford Park.

So what has happened to our pacy, enigmatic displays that left other teams with no chance of nicking a win in the last minute? Crewe, along with Yeovil are argubally the worst sides in the league, yet we took the foot of the pedal at Huish Park, and never started on Saturday at Gresty Road.

Fans do not want to see boring football, we want the days where we passed teams to death and bombarded the goal with half decent efforts. And who in their right mind would pay £10 to see our second rate team in the cold when Manchester United are on the box?

Rotherham will be eyeing up a potential trip to Wembley and who in the claret and blue has the bottle to stop them. The loss of Grant McCann and Sam Togwell may well have swung the first leg in the Millers favour and will supporters be inspired at the pairing of Andrew Wright and Matty Sparrow in the centre of the park?

Spend some money Iron, and we will start spending ours.