Well, where do I start this week?
I don’t know about you, but I still cannot feel my feet! It was a freezing day up north and it was such a shame we couldn’t put on a decent performance after that long trip. However, we are still in the FA Cup and if we win our replay we will enjoy a visit from a club you may have heard of…Manchester United!
Just the draw I had wanted and had tweeted moments earlier. Is it fate? I hope so. I am already nervous for the replay…what an opportunity we have to make history at Huish Park.
I must say regarding our performance that Jordan Clarke is on fire, Sam Foley was brilliant and Jed Steer kept us in it.
There are always positives even after a disappointing performance and I am always here to find them and I am sure all the lads will up their game for a potential meeting with the big boys.
It really was not a great weekend for me as Chelsea finally lost their unbeaten start to the season which means my bet is over, I really thought I may have been in with a chance but going unbeaten all season really was a tall order.
I managed to catch some of the match in the pub in Accrington (the glamorous life of a football fan) and I thought Newcastle were fantastic. Their defending was second to none; it reminded me of how well we defended in that second half against Brentford at Wembley.
We were not going to concede and neither were they! Their turn around is remarkable and Papiss Cisse looks to be back to his best.
I always liked him and was surprised when he faded away; his impact off the bench was better than any Newcastle fan could have imagined I am sure. As for Arsenal, what a poor weekend for them! Their defending was atrocious against Stoke and despite a late comeback the Potters managed to hold on. I was pleased because they deserved their victory and the Gooners have a lot of work to do if they are to make the top four.
West Ham have also continued their good run, they now sit third in the table which is quite remarkable. They are just six points behind Manchester City after a convincing 3–1 win against Swansea.
The Hammers even went behind but Andy Carroll scored his first goals since March and helped his side to victory. This year’s Premier League is looking one of the best yet, I just love that the top 10 are not what we would have expected at the start of the season.
Our potential FA Cup opponents Manchester United also ground out another good result against Southampton last night and now sit third in the Premier League, not bad after their worst start since Ferguson first took over. They may not have played very well but they are now grinding out results and that is what champions do. Don’t write them off just yet.
As for us, we have an extremely tough but exciting game on Saturday. Our own Lee Johnson will once again be in the dugout next to his former captain and his dad.
We may have lost at Boundary Park in 2013, but it is time for Lee to realise that Papa knows best.
I love how well he is doing this year, but for one game only I would like him to slip up. Despite the fact it will be an interesting game for everyone with father vs son, we seriously do need to pick up three points. We have been better on our travels and we need that to continue and to finally kick start our survival campaign.
ACHIEVE BY UNITY, never has there been truer words spoken, so let’s get behind the boys and enjoy a successful away day. That was hard for me to even think about Saturday as Tuesday has just become so huge.
We need to get results in both games and #PACKTHEPARK for our replay against Accrington Stanley, we all know Di Maria and Van Persie have always wanted to come to Huish Park, let’s not crush their dream! Be loud, proud and cheer the boys on to an amazing third round tie! I hope next week I will be writing this with extreme pride that we got the job done.
Until next week.