This weekend sees Blues take on Brighton, who have spent the summer trying to work out whether or not to keep Gus Poyet,something they decided not to do in the end, seemingly to their detriment as things stand.
Since they lost to Crystal Palace in last season’s play offs, they have lost to Leeds, Newport (in the Cup) and Derby. Not the start they would have been looking for. We will be hoping to build on our wins against Plymouth and Yeovil with our first three home points of the season against Brighton in what last season was definitely a dangerous fixture. Last season, it ended up two goals apiece, we’d gone a goal up thanks to Caldwell, but let Brighton take a 2-1 lead. Zigic rescued us a point in the 90th minute.
We’re presently six spaces ahead of them in the table, but it’s early days and anything could change…we haven’t lost at home to Brighton since 1989, so let’s hope that’s one thing that doesn’t change, eh? The BBC reckons it is 25 years since the south coast side lost the first three games of a league season, so something’s got to give?
Elliott, Reilly, Burke and Robinson will be the only players still here who started that day, Doyle and Zigic were on the bench.
Spector remains sidelined, as, indeed, does Zigic, so you’d expect to see Green and Novak up front, with Shinnie just behind. I’m plumping for a 2-1 home win to boost our early season form against a team that will hopefully wait another match before finding their own form!
Before the match this Saturday, why not pop to the ground, ahead of schedule, and help raise money for a great cause?
The Blues are supporting Help Harry Help Others, this season, as some of your kids may well be displaying on their shirts. Click here for further details, but in a nutshell, the charity has set a target of 77,777 miles (equivalent of three times around the globe!) cycled on bicycles and exercise bikes, starting with those outside St. Andrews this weekend. It will also involve 50 cyclists cycling 700 miles across 7 countries in seven days, hence the 7-in-Seven name.
Anyone donating a fiver will pick up a special edition 7-in-Seven Harry bracelet. Everyone is asked to at least try to cycle a mile to help the cause. I hope to see you all there!
Keep Right On, for 77,777 miles and until the end of the road!