Sunday, 15 February 2009

View from the other side

I thought our fans were about the biggest moaners and pessimists in the game. We've had a massive amount of heartache and failure to deal with in the last three years, so much of this season's out-pouring is understandable and justified. Yesterday, however, it was all smiles and laughter at the Valley as we outplayed Plymouth to close the gap to survival to seven points and we wake this morning with the feel-good factor.

Contrast this then with the reaction of Argyle's fans to yesterday's Valley defeat  They are still five points clear of the drop zone but you'd think we had overhauled the ten point deficit between our respective clubs. I thought Paul Sturrock was a bit of a hero down there, but clearly I am mistaken. Perhaps this is a mark of how bad it now is to be beaten by Charlton Athletic nowadays? Either way, it's not a great time to be calling for your manager to get the boot. One of the yokels on this thread is demanding Iain Dowie be appointed - just about sums it up.

I  hope Barnsley fans are as negative about the prospect of us beating them at Oakwell next Saturday. Somehow I doubt it.

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