Baldwin: I Bear No Hard Feelings
Tuesday, 13th Jan 2009 08:11
Histon's Chairman Gareth Baldwin insists that he has no hard feelings as they prepare to finally entertain the Swans
Baldwin was at the centre of the mud slinging ten days ago when the Swans' clash at Histon became a late victim of the weather.
Baldwin claimed at the time that Graeme Jones had almost forced the referee into the postponement - a statement that provoked the Swans into retaliation by saying that Jones was nowhere near the ground at the time of Phil Crossley's inspection.
The war of words continued over the course of the week which has led to bad feeling certainly amongst the supporters but Baldwin insists that does not extend necessarily to the boardroom.
“I probably said too much but I said it as I saw it. We were disappointed but we’ve got to look forward,” he said.
“I don’t hold any bad feelings, if they do, then I’m sorry for that, but let’s move on. Their directors were invited to dine with us before the game and they’ve accepted, emotions could run high either way.”
The pitch at Histon was declared playabale in a 5.30pm inspection last night but Baldwin admitted “It’s very heavy, If we get a substantial amount of rain, the pitch may not be playable.”
Whatever the result though Baldwin seems happy with his side's involvement in the competition to date. It has been a magical season for them so far - 2nd in the conference means they can dream of league football whilst FA Cup victories over Swindon Town and Leeds United have them dreaming of more “Give me an FA Cup run every year,” he said. “It’s like everything you dream of in football.”
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