When League One was everything

When Neil Gregory scored against Doncaster in a chaotic game at Belle Vue to send us to the play-offs. When his brother David scored a lucky penalty at Wembley to put us into Division Two for the first time in 17 years. When our biggest hope was to stay at that level and we were all happy as long as that happened.

When Lomana Tresor Lua Lua scored on his debut at Chesterfield and we’d never seen anyone like him before. When no-one had heard of Phil Parkinson but he led us to the Championship and we all got to feel like Leicester fans do this season.

When we inevitably came down again but finally moved to a stadium we’d waited our entire history for.When we beat Norwich 7-1 away. When Adam Barrett scuffed the ball into his own net to complete a double over Southend and help relegate them. When we beat Norwich 7-1 away. When Tom Eastman scored in Carlisle on the last day of the season to keep us up. When Preston expected to seal promotion on the last day of the season and George Moncur scored to keep us up again and it felt like the spirit of Layer Road was back.

When we were relegated yesterday to League Two, for the first time in 18 years, and a generation of U’s fans realised that League One is our league.

 

When I stole an idea for a blog.

 

 

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