Yes, I really am in Ooodersfield, and it really was Ran Out Of Fuel Yesterday 0 We’ve Got Some Fuel Just 2. I trust you saw it on Sky TV, if not, then you’ll be pleased to know that John Hartson scored twice and we won. Indeed, we carried on as we left off against Wednesday – nice control, intelligent play, oh and we won….
Plus points: We won. We didn’t concede a goal. We’ve doubled our away win record since March 98. Nobody played badly. Michael Thomas looks fit. JH looks quite sharp. Euell looks very sharp. Defense playing well. Kelvin is now definitely receiving “Sully Who?” type comments, he was excellent again. Trond’s confidence is improving. We played well in front of the Sky cameras. Consistency. Playing well away from home without really going into third gear
Minus points: I’ve got one – my left foot fucking hurts. Don’t know why. Oh, and our away attendance wasn’t particularly good, though the petrol crisis was a major player in that
Where to improve: None really. Just make sure we don’t suffer from complacency
Truth is stranger than fiction: (1) Actually winning more than one away game a season. (2) The steward who told us to sit down for the whole game. Then finding out he supported Sheffield United. (3) Discovering that there are at least two Wombles in my hotel (Ashfield Hotel, New North Road if you must know), plus two Arsenil fans who went along tonight just to watch us
Quotes of the day: (1) “Don’t worry, you’ll get 6 past this lot so you might as well sit down and take it easy” – the Sheff Utd steward as stated above. (2) “You’re in a different league to us” – two Huddersfield fans after the game
Social bit: Met FL John for the first time, and the Decorator (from the W&WW guestbook) was sitting in front of me.
Was it worth it? Oh yeah…….