Hi Bluenoses, everywhere.

Thursday was my 50th Wedding anniversary. Thank you for your good wishes. The day after my wedding day was the start of the 1973/74 football season, some three weeks later than it is now. Blues went to Maine Road where Denis Law had made his return to Manchester City from United and scored twice against us in a 3-1 defeat. So, when I write down all my footballing memoirs the Title has to be “Denis Law ruined my Honeymoon”. 8 months later Law scored the goal that sent United down to division 2, so a bit of a happy ending after all.

On Saturday Blues take on Plymouth Argyle who have had the knack of winning at St Andrew’s. My wedding anniversary will have no bearing on the result just as my honeymoon didn’t in 1973. Blues are sponsored by “UNDEFEATED” and Plymouth cannot call themselves that as they got beaten by a Chey Adams goal at home in their Derby match with Southampton. No superstition should get in the way of a Bluenose victory with a sell out crowd roaring them on.

I don’t want to fall into the trap of saying “it would be typical of Blues, having started so well, to flop against opposition we expect to bury”. This Blues side will be too solid to fall for that. A goal difference in competitive games of six to one with 3 clean sheets on the bounce, points to a 1 or 2 nil win. More important the evidence of my own eyes says you will need to be something special to score more than once against Blues to give you a chance of winning. 

I hope the boo boys get off Hogan’s back. He has done little wrong this season and has regained his pace and determination which because of injury, spoiled the second half of last season. Of the players available now he will be the leading scorer. As long asBlues keep that 6-1 goal ratio when and where Hogan scores matters little. In fact. Jukey’s goal at Bristol was made by Hogans run, having won the ball inside Blues’ half and feeding the ball to the right. He also won the header at a corner which dropped perfectly for Miyoshi to slam home the opener.

Of course, we need more firepower. We aren’t getting a 30 goal a year man or even a twenty goal a year man. We can get a couple more 10 goals a year finishers would do the job. Hogan won’t be bettered when it comes to those sorts of numbers and players in our price range.


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God Bless you all


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One Reply to “50 year’s celebration and onto Plymouth”

  1. You’re 100% correct Hogan has been getting a lot of flak lately, but the work he has been doing has been great. I’ve watched how he is playing. He is being asked to play as a defensive forward, occupying teams wingbacks and centre backs. Stopping wingbacks from joining up with their midfield and he’s done a very good job of that. It’s an integral part to allowing us to play the way we are without Hogan. It doesn’t work without any striker coming in and doing that the direct counter-attack does not work.

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