Thursday, 19 January 2012

Building nicely for Saturday

This week is flying past in a blur due to me working every waking hour (note to self re NY's Resolutions). The good news is that Saturday will be here in a flash and I believe it could be the next defining moment in our season since the Huddersfield victory.

Another home win to complete a Sheffiled double-header and trio of victories over Yorkie challengers would effectively put us ten points clear at the top with our game in hand converted. I might be counting chickens but our record this year would support that outcome above all others. The Blades are the form side in this division right now with eight wins from nine and an ongoing F A Cup campaign. 

However, our record is almost unreal when you look at it. Only two league defeats all season and both 1-0's to deflected goals, one game of which we had to play with ten men. We shouldn't forget that we brushed United aside at their place only a few months back and they won't be massively confident of getting a win at the Valley. My guess is that they will play for a point. Bradley Wright-Phillips is overdue a goal and so too is Yann Kermorgant. I am going for yet another win to extend our lead with easier matches and a couple more homes to come to balance the number of aways played. By the end of January we can start playing "predict which game will see us promoted." 

Airman the Oracle tells us we have the season's highest home gate (discounted Chesterfield match) in our sights so let's hope it's 23,000+. I am confident we will beat that several times this season and a sellout for promotion must be on the cards. What a fantastic signal for next season.


Anonymous said...

I hope it's a win, but a draw would not be a bad result.

Anonymous said...

I love it when you get carried away with yourself. I can feel the enthusiasm from here. COYR.

Dave said...

Daggs - I think a draw would be a good result for them. Let's be greedy and concentrate on building a big lead which we can squander at the death when we get the yips!