Well, I am not sure where to start this week, it really has been an incredible week in the football world and if we ever needed reminding why we love the beautiful game, FA Cup weekend showed us in style.
First of all though, let’s talk about Yeovil Town. On an extremely exciting weekend, the never boring Glovers…well…they drew 0-0 in a pretty dull game.
What are the chances eh? However, there were positives to take after the pretty lifeless encounter. It was a third game unbeaten, another clean sheet and Jed Steer’s penalty save was just fantastic. I must admit I feared the worst when the referee pointed to the spot, however I did say to my dad “He’s going to do a Bristol City.”
There really is only one thing for it, I must take full credit for that save. The reaction of our fans and the players showed how much it meant to everyone involved.
I thought that changed the game and after that we created enough chances to win the game. Once again though, we could not hit the back of the net. It is another point on the board and bottom teams very rarely stay unbeaten and keep clean sheets, so I think we all have reason to be optimistic.
Our next three games will make or break our season, in my opinion. Peterborough and Crewe away with a visit from Crawley in the middle.
These are huge games and we need to take points off these sides to propel ourselves out of the bottom four. We are the side most in form towards the bottom of the league and we must keep our confidence up and use it to our advantage.
Now, what a week to be a Bradford City fan. 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge and they pulled off the most incredible comeback defeating the Premier League leaders 4-2.
What is most staggering about this result, is that the performance from the League One side was so impressive and the goals they scored oozed quality. They really deserved the victory and are only the second team to win at Stamford Bridge whilst Jose Mourinho has been in charge. He said that it was a “disgrace” to lose to such opposition and on paper he is right.
However, he also praised the Bantams and is said to have entered the celebrating dressing room and congratulated every player and staff member. That must have been a surreal experience for all those players.
The magic of the FA Cup has been brilliant this year and on any other day Middlesborough winning 2-0 at the Etihad stadium would have been the result of the day! I feel sorry for them that they were overshadowed somewhat. Having watched the highlights, it was an extremely dominant performance and Boro could have ran out 5 – 0 winners quite easily.
Southampton and Tottenham also made an early exit out of the cup to Crystal Palace and Leicester City respectively. Manchester United could only muster a draw at Cambridge United thanks to the heroics of former Glovers keeper Chris Dunn. He made some outstanding saves and earned his side a deserved replay.
What a great day out that will be for Cambridge fans, as well as a nice pay out! I can’t help but feel slightly envious as I feel that we deserved a trip to Old Trafford after our impressive performance against Manchester United, but sometimes you just have to applaud a goal and that Herrera finish was a beauty.
Speaking of the United game, I purchased the DVD and magazine the club have produced on Saturday. I would urge you all to get one while you can, there is some great coverage of the match along with some really engaging interviews. Two with a certain Joe Edwards, he was like a little boy at Christmas, you can tell it is a day he will never forget.
It is tough to see the chance Kieffer Moore had over and over again as you can just imagine how that match would have gone had that gone in. No one will know that better than Kieffer though and to be honest he is doing so well at centre back he may have found his new position.
He really has been outstanding…I am a big Kieffer fan and this just shows the raw talent the lad has.
Goals of the week
I think there is only one winner this week and that has to be all the goals from Bradford City. My personal favourite is Andy Halliday’s finish to put the Bantams 3-2 up! Brilliant, and the celebrations…priceless!
I hope you all have a fantastic week and that our trip to Peterborough is a successful one. 3 points and everyone else will start to take notice of the fact that WE ARE STAYING UP!
Keep believing and sing your hearts out for the lads.