Other than a 0-0 draw today's Sheff Utd v West Ham match was hard to call. A win for the Hammers would continue their great form, but a defeat would seriously derail their claim for survival. A defeat for Warnock's side would keep them below us in the bottom 3.
But a 3-0 win for the Blades
was least unexpected and gives them a huge lift before next week's encounter at The Valley but equally knocks West Ham for six and they have Chelsea at home on Wednesday. Meanwhile before next Saturday's absolutely crucial match, Sheff Utd go to Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Reading did us a favour, and watching some highlights earlier seeing Les Reed with his big windsor knot standing on the touchline sent a shiver down my spine. Wigan play today like we do but after our failure to pick up all 3 points last week, we really need something from Goodison because I reckon 40 points is now looking like a minimum target for survival. The Blades have both Watford and Wigan, on the final day to play at home and are already on 34 points. My palms are getting sweaty but at least I will be at The Valley next week to do my bit.
As far as today is concerned, the games on delay here an hour after the final whistle. I will play football during the 90 minutes, hopefully a big enough distraction, we'll wait and see. By the way I played last Thursday for the first time since January and even scored! Let me talk you through my goal, oh you've got sweaty palms and can't concentrate? I know how you feel....