Sunday 22 February 2015


Freddie Bulot - another goal and an assist

Don't wanna be a loser, gonna win,
'Cuz winnin' really is the only thing,
Get out of the way we're comin' in...............

Ah ! The old days when Bryan Adams used to ring out around The Valley before kick off just prior to getting beaten again. Oh, the irony !

Not on Friday night though eh ? The boys done good and managed to record back to back wins that had most of us scratching our heads trying to remember the last time we won two on the trot by 3-0.

I've no idea about that, however, it's great to see the team playing with some purpose and intent with players playing in their rightful positions. Johnson has certainly added some steel and organisation to the defence. Playing as he is with a cracked rib shows real dedication to the cause.
The much maligned Bulot had another storming game that has many eating their words. The return of Henderson is another factor in the upturn in results. He adds so much in terms of confidence and again organisation. His contribution should never be overlooked.

Great to see Igor scoring again and Eagles too, on his debut. I like that Chris is here with the aim of a regular first team place. I'd expect that of every player but good to hear it from his mouth and said with, I believe, sincerity.

Wigan and Blackpool are both in real danger now and their situation won't be helped by their pitches. We have the trip to Bloomfield Road coming up soon of course. We'd probably be best served by playing the Man Utd long ball game for that one !

One would like to believe that Luzon is the main reason for our recent improvement, let's hope so. However, I'm afraid the background to his appointment makes it difficult for me to praise or warm to him. We'll see if that changes in the fullness of time allied to ongoing wins.

Whilst we are winning playing well it shouldn't mean we overlook matters off the pitch. They still need addressing and one hopes they will be although I remain doubtful.

The small squad remains a concern and any injury to Igor or Watt would seriously impact our chances of staying up.

We face Derby on Tuesday in what should be an entertaining game. We need to be as positive as we've been in the last two games if we are to get anything from it. We need to be wary of one Darren Bent and no one needs to be told about his capabilities ( save for Harry Redknapp perhaps ). He still takes a mean penalty I note.

If we get anything from the game it'll be a bonus ahead of another big game on Saturday when Chris and his Huddersfield team come a calling.

Come On You Reds !


  1. I think iss a good blog but I muss say I admire wot the board, Katrien n Guy are doin dahn our gaff n there workin ard to turn things rahnd. Derby iss goin to be a tough ask but a draw would be a good result when you think theirn are top of the league still with 2 wins on the bounce who knows wot can appen. Ere I can understand people not bein appy with the board n ow e was appointed though they did interview others but think now Guy is gaffer e deserves a chance n our support cos thass wot we usually give any new gaffer.