Sheffield Wednesday away. What was the score? Drew 0-0
Feel like a mole at the moment after being hidden away in big dark rooms listening to presentations, involved in meetings, dinners or stood at the hotel bar since Sunday evening. The weather has been terrible down here in south Florida, so any available mooching outside downtime has been done instead within the confines of the hotel or in my room.
Yesterday afternoon I popped back to my room a couple times to tune into what was happening at Hillsborough and frankly was initially very disappointed that once again we could not overcome a bottom-three side. I have only read the OS
report, and none of the other blogs as time has not allowed but today I guess my viewpoint has softened to that of it was a decent result considering Weaver and McCarthy were our best players and that it is 4 points in two games.
However the facts remain that our season continues to be stuttering, not disimiliar as I have said before to West Ham's promotion winning one under Pardew. We know we have the superior quality have failed consistently to show it, often against teams evidently poorer than us.
Since our home form has improved our away form has gone backwards, suggesting to me that we should go back to 4-5-1 on our next road trip. Of course we keep doing is putting pressure on ourselves and Saturday's game arguably becomes the biggest of our season. Watford's rise back to the top coinciding with the Baggies demise just shows how crazy this division is, one that only 10 points separates 6th from 18th.
The two teams deviating the least at present are Bristol City and Stoke, credit to them but one can't help but feel that we are better and that it is still very much in our own hands. Believe Charlton, believe....Who was at a Hillsborough:
Reports: Daily Mail
; Sporting Life
; Unofficial Owls
What Pards' said: "Nicky's a great character and that save in the first half was almost as good as David James at the weekend - brilliant."
A bottle of fizzy pop for: Nicky Weaver. At first thoughts it was two points lost, but on reflection Weaver was the reason we left south Yorkshire with one.