Sunday 29 January 2012

Rub Of The Green

Danny isn't the only Green associated with a goalkeeping error.....

Listening to 606 on 5Live last night and on came Skip who was allegedly buying Addicks fans drinks on the train back to London. Good lad ! Strictly vodka though you understand as the toast was to the Grecians Polish keeper.

The bits of the show I heard were hilarious for the inane comments from the majority of fans save for Skip and one Charlton fan who correctly observed that a previous caller, an Owls fan, was somewhat mistaken in his belief that Megson is the most underrated manager in league football. Our fellow supporter pointed out the horrible football his 6ft 3in plus players play. Well said sir !

Not one of our best performances I understand but Exeter are a difficult team to beat at home and their defence has been very good of late. A lot of teams will come a cropper at St James Park. Hamer had a little to do aside from one save late one.

Danny Green was honest enough to admit that he was crossing the ball rather than shooting but either way it was all down to the Grecians custodian who didn't quite live up to that title.

BWP got the inevitable abuse that is so dissociated with the normally welcoming Devonians. Sadly he didn't score but he did set up a great chance for Yann which sadly he failed to convert. I'd have thought Haynes was the obvious replacement for BWP when he was subbed but Clarke came on. Nothing against Clarke he just hasn't looked that fit to me and is too similar to Yann. Haynes offers more pace and perhaps more trickery too, I hope we see at least twenty minutes of him on Tuesday.

Having established a nine point lead at the top we look forward to Tuesday night and hosting a Bury side that got thumped 3-0 yesterday. Sir Chris may decide to make some changes although much other than Stephens coming in possibly for Pritchard would be a surprise. Even then only if the Gaffer feels young Bradley needs a rest I guess.

Elsewhere it seems Huddersfield were grateful for a point at Tranmere and Wednesday now face a replay in the cup. If they get a good draw today then their focus might be diverted a little although I'm sure the vastly underrated Megson won't allow that ! Sheffield United got thumped at home by Brum and will now be fully concentrating on the league.

BTW you may have seen that the Sun is once again offering deals for tickets for football league matches. Please note that none of our games is included in this offer.


  1. Nothing happened in the first half (except some seagulls fighting on a nearby roof). Charlton put Exeter under pressure for the first fifteen minutes in the second half and we got our goal. The pressure built up on us for a period after the goal and we were under th cosh for about ten minutes, when Dale Stephens came on that subsided and we got on top again (how we've missed him). BWP was disappointing again not just in front of goal but his all round game and Hamer flapped a little once more.

    Guillem Bauza looked very good.

  2. Definately been getting the rub of the green lately, not playing particularly well but still getting the 3 points (will do for me), but feel an improvement in our play will be needed if we are to keep the 9/10 point cushion.

  3. Anon1, thanks for the feedback. Shame about BWP, he really needs a goal eh ? I trust the coaches are working on Hamer. Don't know anything about Bauza but guess he will move on if he's good.

    Anon2, I agree happy at moment to take the points as that is the main concern. Hopefully we'll return to the good football we saw in the first half of the season.

  4. Worried a bit that we can't rely on 'the rub of the green', the 2 Sheffield clubs and Huddersfield are close enough, but you can't underestimate MK Dons, and from what I've heard and read they are the best side we have played this season...still I'm sure we will be OK and if BWP can get the goalscoring knack back we WILL go up...probably as champions.