Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling very optimistic this evening.
Not so much that I see us getting the three points easily, but certainly enough to think we can get a point and possibly even sneak the win.
I know. Looking at the current league positions you might think I’m crackers.
And on average you’d be right. The higher placed teams normally beat the lower placed ones.
But this is footy, where we all know it doesn’t always work like that.
I said I’d talk about form. Well, Huddersfield at home more precisely.
They’ve been beaten at home by Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan(!) and Newcastle, the latter just on Saturday.
They’ve also been held to draws by Birmingham and Blackburn.
So they are NOT invincible, by any means.
That said, they do have very decent form and I’m perhaps clutching at straws.
So what’s in our favour?
Well, we know we’re on a roll and we have momentum. The player’s confidence must be at least improved.
And Hudderfield’s pitch has not held up to the rigours of a footy season. Couple the fact that there’s Rugby played there too and it’s frankly rubbish, which won’t suit their passing style.
Then again, our squad is depleted and we’re having to play some of the U-23’s by the look of it.
Any new faces will surely be busting a gut and it’s as good a time as any to see if they have the makings, as we have little to play for and the pressure should be off.
How are we going to approach the game though?
For me, Bruce should start carefully, see how it pans out and if we’re holding our own, take it to them.
What have we got too lose, after all? We’ve a weakened team anyway, so losing won’t be a disgrace.
But if Bruce tries to be too careful and plays for the draw, with a view to a counter, I’ll be somewhat disappointed, I suspect.
Hourihane is starting to look dangerous and that should be encouraged.
Head says a 1-0 loss, but my heart says 1-1, or even a 2-1.
You never know.