Friday, 29 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Being a Championship side meant I kept an eye on what was going on in the Premiership, in the same way that I had a passing interest in the Champions League results when we were ourselves Premier League. I was dropping someone off last night so listened half-interested as the Gunners crashed out of Europe. I know Chelsea have a crunch game tonight but I have packing for a holiday to sort out and there might be something interesting on the box that will distract me from Stamford Bridge. A couple of channel hops to keep track of the score is all it should need.
No, my horizons need to be lowered, so I have scoured the League One page and guess what? It's clear-out time. Leyton Orient 8, Carlisle 6, Swindon 13. Players released I mean. Charlton must surely announce something close to the top end of that lot soon, and how many players respective clubs bring in will determine how much stronger or weaker they might be than last season. I say this on the basis that the modern game depends on relatively larger squads. Very few sides are able to go through a term with less than 20 playing first teamers. Tactics now demand differing formations at home and away; managers are under more pressure to keep squad members happy and the pace of the game brings more injuries. The days of a side winning the league with only 14 players featuring are long gone.
I am hoping Millwall will make the Championship because I will not look forward to playing them next season. However you look at it, it's two thoroughly unpleasant afternoons. Instead, I will wish Kenny Jackett well and pray that we pass each other when we are next promoted, whenever that may be.
I am actually going to be in Cyprus from Friday for a week and will be the guest of one of Millwall's finest. So, I am going to watch both play-off games and cheer the Lions on. It will be that much easier as I can't bare Leeds United!
Monday, 4 May 2009
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
I imagine most (or all) of the Valley faithful will be glad to see the back of this season. The final game of the season against
Another home banker, Ipswich at home to
I hope you all enjoy your last day of what must have been a miserable season. As an outsider I am sure next season will see your fortunes turn.