Maundy March/Awful April
March starts in an OK fashion, a draw V a good Leicester
team, and then the lads treat me to a birthday win !
We play pretty well too - with Newcastle
sitting below us, it was a must win!!
An expected loss to Arsenal ,
then the month finished with an unexpected point V Everton after playing some dreary stuff again gets me some points before a tricky looking April
You'll notice from the below though , we are still heavily relying on Mr Wood, Edouard
is not cutting it at the minute... Not ideal
with 5 to go - again like season one, Im back in a relegation battle, but thankfully play some of the teams around me in the last month so anything from hard games Vs Liverpool, Spurs and City
is a bonus.
First half of April pans out as I expect, with a sole Point Vs City my only crumb of comfort. ... and it was a last minute.com all out attack for that bloody one too!
to go .... This is it .... Norwich and Sheff Utd,
If Win them both I'm safe (Or near as dammit)
If I draw its bad
If I lose its unthinkable
This battle is made a bit more difficult without James Maddison ......
who is not hitting anywhere near the heights I'd expected, I play him in centre Midfield, but he just doesn't seem to be working
We sneak past Norwich - and I mean sneak,.... Like you do on the way in to bed when you get back from the pub... ah the pub, remember those, as fond, but as distant a memory as signing Freddy Adu
or Cherno samba
- anyway ... .Back to Norwich -
We draw 0-0
V Sheff Utd - Not ideal but I'll take 1pt over none !!
The table looks like this with three to go - two of those three being STOKE AND BOURNEMOUTH
I lose V Southampton
Meaning I need to beat either of Bournemouth or Stoke to have fate in my own hands.
I gee us up, take training and rev the full squad up, "We beat Bournemouth, we're safe, DO YOUR JOBS LADS"
I give the team the silent treatment and cancel all training over the weekend and Monday, I can't face these clowns, there mugging me off, what can I do, thankfully results go in my favour and it works out its a straight shootout between us and Stoke
Rubbing salt into my wounds, Rovers are up.... aah this rate I won't be playing them next season either !!
We get back to training and I have a team meeting, - open forum, I ask the lads what can we do to survive, its my F*cking Job on the line here - everyone gets behind me,
Chris Wood however has been p*ss poor, So I'm going to entrust Edouard to save me, he has to show some fight and he wants to be here!!!
Oh well ,
WOODY, - its up to you