1: Well, that felt good on Saturday. Before the game, We anticipated an afternoon of low wit on the terraces, but “We’re not boring anymore” was very good. Time to put the Pearson vitriol to bed now though.
2: Southampton are by far the best team we’ve faced this season and are top of the table on merit.
3: Why does the FA Cup hate us so much? Ipswich at home is a cack draw, though at least it’s not Ipswich away. Or bastard Wigan again.
4: It’ll also be nice to share our opinions on life, the universe and everything with James Richard Bullard. We trust he’s looking forward to it too, and won’t wuss out with a phantom injury. Or be in the Weir bar.
5: Nick Barmby noticeably prevaricated when asked whether he wants the job on Saturday. We get the feeling he’s still unsure about the whole thing – and if so, he’s doing terrifically well to not allow that personal uncertainty to spread itself to the team.
6: Yes, he’s 19, yes, he’s naive, yes, he’s skilful, but boy, is Robbie Brady so frustrating already.
7: Joe Dudgeon was tremendously unlucky to lose his place against Leicester, but the Hull City team does always feel like a better thing for having Andy Dawson in it.
8: If the Tiger Nation wish to sing “sign him up” every time Boaz Myhill catches the ball on Wednesday night, that’s perfectly okay by us. One suspects that Convicted Sex Offender Marlon King may get a slightly less adulatory welcome…
9: Cameron Stewart hasn’t noticeably lost any pace, skill or confidence during his time out. When Leicester went down to ten men and couldn’t put two men on him any more, he absolutely tore them to pieces at times. What sets him apart from lots of players of a similar nature is his ability to make the right decision more often than not – stepovers when the time is right to try them, a short pass when it’s not. He’s going to have a superb career.
10: Five years ago yesterday, Phil Parkinson was sacked by City after winning just five out of 24 games, only a few days after The Colchester Debacle. It seems an absolute age ago. Mind you, was it only 20 days since Nigel Pearson left? Seems longer somehow.