Blimey, I actually predicted a game correctly. It makes a change, as I haven’t even been able to pick my nose, let alone a result, for ages.
I can’t say it was a convincing performance, as in truth Blues looked the better side for most of the game, to me.
But this game was never about the performance and the result was always way more important in not setting us back.
Was it a deserved point?
I have to hold my hands up and say if you look at the game overall, you might well say we didn’t deserve the point.
But then I’m not convinced Blues really did enough to warrant all three points either.
So it’s a tough call and I’d accept opinions of whatever stance.
The thing is we got a point in one of the toughest away games we’ll face all season and that can’t be bad.
It was a typical tough game, with some very strong tackles being dished out from both sides. Just as it should be.
Both managers obviously managed to fire their players up.
The only sad point for me was Bruce bringing Gabby on.
While I can’t criticise the player for anything he did today, I just feel that was a massive mistake.
To my mind, he’s been one of the biggest factors as to why we’re not in the Prem anymore and should just be hoofed, whatever the cost.
The only single redeeming thing is that none of our other strikers were left on the bench either.
If he’d have got a start while McCormack and Gestede didn’t, I’d have been fuming now.
THe only reason Bruce must have included him in the squad was because of his begging to be included because it was the blues game.
Where’s his desire been for god knows how long? Just get rid Steve, trust me.
That said, what’s wrong with McCormack?
He looks nothing like the 20 goal a season striker I’ve read about.
Mind you, I’m probably being unfair, as playing so deep doesn’t really offer any striker much, does it?
Likewise Gestede and why Gardner got the goal.
Still, it’s more about not getting beaten at the moment, so I can’t moan.
It was a nice header from Gardner and a decent goal from them, albeit deflected, so I’m reasonably happy.
The main thing is we didn’t lose and face Blackburn at home on Saturday; a game we should do ok in.
And which will keep us moving forward nicely.
Now I’m going to sit back and reflect with a few Stellas.
Oh, MOTM had to be Jedinak, as much as I’ve criticised him lately.
He looked very solid, along with Chester.
I guess Baker could be included there too, but I never really noticed him too much, which I suppose is a good thing.