Saturday, 17 March 2012

Scunthorpe 1 v Charlton Athletic 1

I didn't listen to much of the game this afternoon as I have been watching all of the rugby. However, from what I did hear and from following the match read on Charlton Life, it sounded like another stuttering performance but we picked up a point which enables us to keep pace with Sheffield United and Huddersfield who both drew. It was only the mighty Sheffield Wednesday who managed to make ground with a 2–1 win at Notts County. The cycle of delusion will beginning again in the northern half of Sheffield. It's cruel really but let's enjoy it nonetheless.

We are still three wins clear of the Sheffield pair and they would both happily swap places with us. We face mid-table Yeovil at the Valley on Tuesday and must be ambitious in search of three points which will ease the nerves and prepare us for the visit to Huddersfield next Saturday.

Good to see Bradley Wright-Phillips notching his 20th of the season. I am sure he will have 25 in his sights.

On the 6 Nations front, Scotland were truly disinterested in Rome today and it was a disgracefully half-hearted showing for those who travelled. They left off where they did at after half-time in Dublin. In spite of the result it was great to see 70,000 in the Olympic Stadium to watch Italy foist the Wooden Spoon onto Scotland in bright sunshine. Andy Robinson sounded surprisingly philosophical and looked relaxed after the match. Perhaps he has resolved his future having set his stall out before the Championship that he expected Scotland to deliver this time around.

The Contrast from Rome to Cardiff was stark. Excellent technique, smash tackling and superb handling as Wales closed out the Grand Slam. As I write, England are 3-3 with the Irish who will be celebrating St Patrick's Day this evening come what may. England have over-performed under Stuart Lancaster but I suspect Ireland might just shade it this evening.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Ireland? What do I know?