Welcome Back To ‘The Optimist’
Posted on October 6, 2007
Filed Under The Optimist
I’m going to start my second article with a big ‘Well Done’ to all the players and staff at Blues for our last 2 league performances. We travelled to Liverpool not expecting much, and let’s face it, we were amazing defensivley. From the word go at Anfield, every single player was fantastic, but as per usual, there was a downside. Oubina, supposedly a cracking player, injured, probably won’t be seen in a Blues shirt again, unfortunately.
Then the next league game, Manchester United, champions, at home. One word – Fantastic. I thought we were brilliant, head and shoulders above them in the first half, but par for the course, we mess it up for ourselves and lose the game. A lot of people I know were angry after the game, I for one was quite happy, frustrated, but happy. I thought I had just witnessed one of the best performances from Blues in the last few seasons, and it makes me even more optimistic.
That leads us onto the next few games, Blackburn, Man City etc which could prove vital, but after the last few games, I am very optimistic about the upcoming games, and our chances of picking up a few points.
Moving onto the cup, Bruce played our second XI away at Blackburn. For me there are two ways this could be taken; What is he doing, does he not care about the cup? Or, Who cares? I think the fans at the game would’ve taken the first option as their first impression, but I thought it was a wise choice off the back of an amazing effort from the lads at Liverpool, they deserved a rest, and surely everyone realises that the league comes first?
In all honesty I don’t care about any cups this year.
Onto things off the pitch, and David Sullivan has yet again opened his mouth, surely a man that short can’t have such a huge mouth!? Anyway, he has recently said that if Carson Yeung does not complete the deal by Christmas, he will pull the plug.
The only logic I can see from this is Sullivan wanting a bit more publicity. Let’s face it, he hasn’t said anything for a few weeks, he needs a few more column inches. He could do with a few more inches on those legs also now I think about it. I think Sullivan is just trying to get some publicity, Yeung has blatantly said he wants to buy the club by New Year, so why does Sullivan need to come out and shout his mouth off? It’s anybodys guess.
Moving onto the squad, we seem very short on numbers now that Vine has gone and Forssell is out. First of all it seems a little odd to me that Vine has been allowed to go. He may not play much, but surely we need more than 2 strikers?
Wasn’t this the whole problem last time round, not enough strikers, not enough goals, not enough points? The only logic I can think of is that the Forss will be back very soon, because I really cannot see any other logical explanation to why Bruce would only have 2 out and out strikers available.
Saying that, we have only been playing with one striker, and Kapo in behind. And we also have McSheffrey who can go upfront, leaving Kapo to go out left. We do have options and I think we will be okay.
Moving on to this weekend now, Blackburn away. A really, really tough place to go as many teams have seen, even us last week. I do think that this week will be a completely different ball game to the Carling Cup tie, and I do think we have a chance of getting a point, but nothing more. I think I’m going to go for a 1-1.
Have a good weekend,