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Who Are Ya? - Morecambe

Who Are Ya? - Morecambe
Thank you to Morecambe supporter James for answering these questions!

How Long Have You Supported Morecambe?

Since the age of 5, so 2004!

Last Season's League Finish?

Was very good given the circumstances surrounding the off field troubles, fans stuck together and rallied around the team. Staying up was a very good achievement last year.

What Do You Think Of Your Manager?

Jim is a brilliant asset to the club, been very loyal having been at the club since 2002. Morecambe legend, working wonders with a limited budget as manager.

Hopes/Expectations This Season?

To not have off the field struggles, possibly push for play-offs. However I expect it will be a tough battle with a young squad and a limited budget.

One(s) To Watch?

Garry Thompson (winger) has put in two brilliant performances in the competitive games since rejoining the club in the summer. Another new signing Vadaine Oliver looks like a brilliant target man up front very good at holding the ball up.

Top Seven Predictions?

Luton Town, Coventry City, Swindon Town, Port Vale, Accrington Stanley, Mansfield Town and Lincoln City.

Bottom Two Predictions?

Newport County and Cheltenham Town.

Thoughts on Lincoln City?

I happened to be at the Burnley game last year and thought they battled really well, fans were brilliant and the Cowley brothers are doing a great job. Since that day I've had a soft spot for you!

Score Prediction?

2-1 to Lincoln.

Random Fact About Your Club?

We've never been relegated.

What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as a Morecambe Supporter?

Proudest: Seeing the club get promoted via the play offs at Wembley in 2007. I was just 7 but remember a lot about the day!

Most embarrassing: When we lost 7-0 to Cambridge two seasons ago.

Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?

The Supporters Trust has been formed very recently amidst the off the field struggles, and it has recently been launched. I am a member and it is looking to improve communications between directors and fans.

Which was your favourite match involving Morecambe?

The 2-1 win over Exeter City at Wembley in 2007 to promote us to the Football League.

Which was your least favourite match involving Morecambe?

Most recently probably when we lost 4-1 to Shrewsbury on a Tuesday night two seasons ago, keeper was sent off!

Why do you always seem to start the season quite well, and then tail of particularly badly and just about survive?

I think it is down to a very hardworking pre-season and then we pick up injuries during the course of the season. Due to a small squad, we struggle for numbers and are reliant on inexperienced players.

Kevin Elison. Isn't he about 50 now?

38 to be fair! He is certainly getting on but still a very fit player and I think we may be able to get another year out of him.

You've been in your new stadium 7 years or so now. What aspects would you add, remove or change if you could do it all again?

If I could do it all again, I wouldn't have moved out of Christie Park. I miss the atmosphere at Christie and our record at the Globe Arena hasn't been very good.

Despite the fact that we have been there for 7 years, the Globe doesn't quite feel like home yet.




Writer:Jules
Date:Saturday August 12 2017
Time: 7:40AM

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