Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Swindon v Leeds pre match musings
So that fantastic day at the Theatre of Shite wasn't a flash in the pan? We really can can mix it with top flight Premier League clubs. Even the taxman's friend 'Arry Redknap was gushing in his praise of the Leeds team and Lord Larry after our Saturday night thriller against his Spurs team. The draw for the next round pits us against another Premier team away from Elland Road in the shape of Bolton Wanderers. If we do turnover the Spurs in the replay then one thing for sure is the Raebok will be a "stand full of Leeds fans"
But paraphrasing Cloughie in "that" film.............You can take all your cup wins, your plaudits, your last minutes goals, your heroic performances and your starring TV roles and throw them in the dustbin..................because they won't mean a thing tonight when we take on Swindon at the County Ground. They will present as tougher task as you can get in Div 3 on their own patch and with a sprinkling of ex-whites in their ranks they will be fully aware of what to expect. Realistically a point from tonight will be a decent return from this tricky fixture especially after Saturday's exertions. Norwich are now top of the League, albeit having played two more games than us, so a nice haul of 4 points from tonight and Saturdays visit of Colchester should put us back on course for promotion..................On that point a big thank you to Orient for spiking Charlton's guns last night. 3 points clear with two games in hand is a nice cushion between the third spot.
It seems this week is good news week with Mad Max finally signing on the dotted line for a permanent deal to stay at ER. We might not have £40m worth of subs on our bench like Spurs did but having the guy with the worst hair do in the league sat there waiting to come on and destroy teams is a big bonus. If you don't know what I mean just watch him do it tonight!
It's another long trek to Wiltshire for the game but as always the away end will be sold out even on a Tuesday night............ably supplemented by the Happy Chocker and yours truly..........assuming we get there in time after finishing work.
We won't be back until 2am so the report won't appear before Wed evening folks.