To be honest, when I saw the teamsheet for the Wigan game, I immediately lost any interest and couldn’t be bothered to try and find a stream.
So I just tracked here and the OS for the latest news, while I did other important stuff.
I wouldn’t have minded a few changes, but eleven?
I wanted to see at least some continuity, but Steve Bruce obviously doesn’t see it like that.
Of course, I totally understand that the manager has players knocking his door moaning about wanting to play, but still…
That said, it was a great result, wasn’t it?
From what I heard, Wigan didn’t play too badly and we were actually quite good. Ok, we should expect to beat League one teams, but they have got off to a very good start to the season and as we all know, momentum is massively important. Which goes back to why I didn’t want to see too many changes.
You can’t knock a 4-1 win though, whichever way you dice it and I can only say well done to all the lads involved.
So all in all, it’s been a great week up till now and us scoring four goals two games running is a real rarity.
I wonder if we can keep it up against Bristol City tomorrow?
We’re riddled with injuries again, but you would hope the squad is beginning to show itself and it shouldn’t really cause us a major problem, if confidence is as high as we’d expect it to be.
The interesting injury is Hutton, who you would think Bruce might have wanted to play tomorrow. No doubt young Bree will take his place.
Otherwise, I suspect it’ll be a case of pretty much the eleven who were rested for the Wigan game.
Now Bristol are no mugs, but they haven’t had a great start either, so we should have a very good chance of winning this.
I’m going to go for 2-1 to us, because I’m hoping we’ve found our scoring boots, although I think we don’t look particularly good at the back.
That’s on the assumption that Bruce doesn’t bottle it and actually goes for the win, which I think he has too.
If he plays his more usual canny (defensive “do not lose” rubbish), he’ll be ripped to pieces by us fans if we lose, in my opinion.
And in what is the most obvious thing I’ve read in ages, we ain’t selling any of the kids.
Quite right too, as even if we fall foul of FFP, selling any of our youngsters would just be an absolute joke and undermine everything the fans want to see, in kids coming through.
That, plus Green apart, they’ve only had the odd game.
So the links are laughable anyway, as I very much doubt we need the odd million or so that we might get for them.
Cheeky Prem clubs wanting to mop up kids on the cheap from the lower leagues, eh?
Oops, I forgot.
That’s what we’re aiming for, isn’t it?