Seize the moment
Work has been overwhelming this week, sadly I have been thankful for some unusual jet-lag as I have been getting up at 4am to come into work, although not forcefully waking up to an alarm does make me more productive in the morning, just bloody knackered at night.
Work hasn't really given me much time to ponder Saturday, although it is far from my thoughts. There seems to be a general calm on the message boards and blogs this week about Saturday's game up at Ewood. In fact Pardew seems to be of a similiar disposition, asking players to "seize the moment."
Certainly our rivals' games are vital but the players' sole focus must be on victory. We have some good memories at Ewood Park, and with close to 6,000 fans now making the journey, one of whom is flying in from Brisbane
, Addicks fans have shown their commitment to the cause. If nothing else this season has brought a renewed spirit into our club.
Interestingly the M6 should be a funplace (or not) on Saturday with West Ham also taking 5,100 up to Wigan. Make sure you take your own sarnies as getting one in a service station may be problematical!
More on Saturday's game once I've had a good night's sleep.