Blackburn away. What was the score? Lost 4-1
I slipped out of my training course today and called my mate Chris. The phone conversation went like this:
Chicago Addick: "Hey, what was the score?"
Chris: "Oh mate, I am so pissed off."
My heart sank.
Chicago Addick: "Assume we lost then?"
Chris: "No, we didn't lose."
My heart lifted, maybe we were 3-up with 5 minutes to go and only drew?
Chris: "We got hammered!"
Both of us now pissed off. Depressing further 5 minutes of phone call.
Before the Bolton game Curbs said: "If we can manage to follow it up (after Chelsea) then it's no longer a great start. Ten games is not a start as far as I'm concerned, it's a big chunk of the season."
Well, it was a fantastic start but I sense the players need to stop congratulating themselves and knuckle down. It was clearly poor today and both our awful north-west form and more importantly our SE7 form needs to be addressed.
There is no need to push the panic button though with a band-aid required and not plastic surgery. However the important process of team morale rebuilding will once again be annoyingly interrupted by an international break. Only Thomas Myhre being involved in a crucial game.
Reports from those that were there: BBC Sport
; The Sunday Times
; SE7 Dreams