Follow the big day at Crown Meadow

PUBLISHED: 06:00 29 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:29 10 September 2010

One Lowestoft supporter who won't be able to make the 600 mile round trip to Whitley Bay to cheer on his beloved team is Blues' chairman Geoff Price.

Having been on crutches, Price was due to have surgery on his hip at James Paget hospital on Monday and, although the operation has been postponed for three weeks, the chairman will not be able to make the trip to the North East.

One Lowestoft supporter who won't be able to make the 600 mile round trip to Whitley Bay to cheer on his beloved team is Blues' chairman Geoff Price.

Having been on crutches, Price was due to have surgery on his hip at James Paget hospital on Monday and, although the operation has been postponed for three weeks, the chairman will not be able to make the trip to the North East.

"The original plan was I wouldn't go and we've since looked at planes and trains, but I think it would be too much for me, so I'll be sitting in the club house with a drink," said Price. "We're going to be listening to a link-up of the commentary to follow the lads' progress and I'm hoping a few supporters will come along and join us. It would be great for the community spirit if we can get as many people down as possible."

The club have invited any Blues fans who are unable to make the trip north to turn up at the club's ground to follow the progress of their side in closer and more familiar surroundings.

Regardless of his absence, Price is confident that the club's players can deal with the added pressure from their remarkable first leg victory and make history for the club - something they have been doing since making the quarter-finals.

"I spoke to the players on Thursday and they know we have every faith in them and I know they'll do their best. They are a terrific bunch of lads.

"Whitley Bay will throw the kitchen sink at us, but Micky and Ady know what we need to get and we'll go up there to score goals," added Price.

"I'm more nervous going there with four goals than with two, because everyone is expecting us so much from us, so I think it's more pressure for the players. But they are focussed and up for it and treating it as 0-0. They know we have faith in them."

Radio Norfolk will be carrying full commentary of Lowestoft's FA Vase semi-final second leg game at Whitley Bay on 855 and 873mw.

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