Well as I said last week the best way to win games is to be 2-0 up with 20 minutes to go. JE’s Blue power carried that out to the letter against QPR on Friday night Live on Sky. The World was watching and the poor old Sky crew who had talked about QPR like they were the second coming for over an hour found the Londoners two-zip down and looking very second rate.
The Sky producers quickly changed the script as the Boys were giving the Cockney rivals a football lesson. They still glorified in the fact that both the goals were scored by London loanees. Of course, Trusty’s wonder strike was a fluke and Longelo’s sweet right foot was his ‘swinger’ and the keeper should have done better.
Eventually they choked on their half time cuppa and admitted that Birmingham City really were the business and will have to be taken seriously. In truth Blues had played superbly, scored 2 worldies and ended QPR’s winning run.
If Friday was a wunderfest Wednesday’s, follow up was a big let-down. Yet the 0-0 had its plus points. The unbeaten home run extended and the ever-loved clean sheet curtesy of John Ruddy’s excellent save near the end. Millwall who are perhaps London’s least loved team even by Londoner’s were in no mood to be embarrassed in the way QPR were and set about killing the game from the first minute. Mass assaults on Chong and Hannibal continued for at least an hour when first Chong was replaced with sore shins and near dislocated shoulder. Hannibal was just about able to trot off the pitch when he went a few minutes later. Between these two subs Jocuna had been elbowed to the floor and became ineffective from then on.
With the mainstream creativity nullified by fair means or foul Blues were unable to create a real chance.
The need to cram the first half of the season by the middle of November to enable a World Cup to be played in unsuitable venues, times, and a country that shouldn’t be given a domino league is affecting the Championship.
Virtually 2 games a week for 4 months is ludicrous. Consistency is difficult to maintain. The table has teams in the top six who have lost almost half their games.
Stoke and Preston this week which gives us every chance to move forward and complete the first double of the season. 4 points would keep us along the right lines; six would be sensational. With a record of W6D6L6 we are very average but have the chance of falling on the right side of the line.
God Bless & stay safe Bluenoses
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