Midweek Ramblings

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

With just over a month of the season played and the seventh round of matches due to take place across the next two nights, the league is starting to take shape. Newcastle have surprised us all with their assertive start, but an evening trip to Bloomfield Road will pose a different sort of challenge to their first three away games. Seven points have been acquired at the relatively salubrious surroundings of the Hawthorns, Selhurst Park and the Cardiff City Stadium, but Barton & Co may have to dig a little deeper tomorrow: the Seasiders have themselves made a decent start, and as Wigan discovered a few weeks ago, the modest, but improving, Bloomers is no place for prima donnas of an evening.

In the bottom half, Peterborough are taking a little more time to adjust than we expected. Word is that they are making clumsy defensive errors, which are undermining their obvious prowess going forwards. On first sight, a backline of Russel Martin, Craig Morgan, Gabriel Zaukani and Tom Williams appears rickety and the Posh may have to supplement their small squad soon. The goals haven’t exactly been flying in at the other end, either, but an Aaron Mclean-Craig Mackail-Smith front two supported by the cultured George Boyd ought to be worth sticking with.

is co-editor of The Two Unfortunates. He's 31, supports Plymouth Argyle and takes a particular interest in the fortunes of those Football League clubs west of Bristol. He tweets @lloydlangman.


  1. Liz
    September 15, 2009

    Nice to see the Seasiders getting a bit more credit there ;)

  2. Ben
    September 17, 2009

    Well, we lost and it wasn't down to prima donnas. Must admit I scoffed a bit at your post when I first read it, so consider this comment as being me taking a big bite of humble pie. Just don't make a habit of being right about us losing like this…

  3. Lloyd
    September 17, 2009

    It sounded like a decent home performance. The fact that you're out of the top two after just one defeat shows how competitive it is between the three relegated sides. I can see a bit of a gap opening up between you three and the rest…

  4. Liz
    September 17, 2009

    We were superb – your boys clearly have quality but couldn't cope with being harried off the ball.
    There were a few hairy moments but nine first half shots on target says it all from our point of view.
    I still fancy you to be up there at the end of the season mind, along with the other two relegated sides.


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