Well, well, well…have you all just about recovered from Saturday’s match?
After so much heartbreak in the last minutes recently, it really was amazing to get both a late equaliser and a late winner.
In truth, we were the better side across the whole 90 minutes against both 11 and 10 men. It was a deserved win and one which was much needed.
It was a perfect away day and as always the support was something special to be a part of. I did get a bit of banter from some young Notts County fans singing “Shez Shez what’s the score”, if they are reading this…WE WON 2-1!
In other news, both Liverpool and Arsenal suffered damaging defeats as their poor starts to the season continued against Crystal Palace and Manchester United respectfully.
The Arsenal result was quite unbelievable as United didn’t have a shot on target when they were 1-0 up and were completely dominated by the Gunners. However, Van Gaal secured his first away win as wasteful Arsenal now lie in 8th in the Premier League table.
Liverpool made the perfect start against Palace with ex-Bristol Rovers man Rickie Lambert scoring after just two minutes. They capitulated and Palace secured three points that could be huge for their season.
Newcastle continued their unbelievable rise up the table…remember when I said Pardew would be out of a job sooner rather than later? Shows what I know.
A fifth successive win puts them fifth in the table as Moussa Sissoko scored the winner against QPR after 78 minutes. QPR now lie bottom of the Premier League, where Newcastle were just two months ago. What a remarkable turnaround. You have to hand it to Mike Ashley for keeping the faith in Alan Pardew when most of the fans didn’t, I’m sure they are now right behind him.
It just goes to show how quickly football can change, nothing is ever guaranteed and that is what makes it such a beautiful game.
Goal of the Week
This week’s top finish has to be from the Premier League and it goes to Mile Jedanik of Crystal Palace.
His inch perfect free kick from 25 yards gave the home side the lead against Liverpool and sent the crowd wild. Perfect.
Next up for us is the visit of Preston North End. After such a good result away from home, we should be buzzing at being back at Huish Park.
We are now just one point from safety and playing well, so let’s keep this momentum going and gain another three points against another tricky side.
We need to create another positive atmosphere and get the result we deserve – that Fleetwood game will continue to haunt me for a good while yet.
See you all there in your green and white! YEOOOOOOOO!