Monday, 3 March 2008

Pardew Earns his Spurs.

In my humble opinion, Sheffield United so far this season are the best team to visit the Valley after beating us with a superb tactical display 3-0 and there seemed only one direction for them to take and that was a challenging position for automatic promotion . My punditry is now in tatters and I'm keeping well away from any form of gambling establishments and predicting results as this seasons Championship is a punters worst nightmare , literally anyone can beat anyone and if there is any consolation, it has to be good for Football and the fans, although very painful at times if on paper your team looks a sure bet. (now there's a contradiction in terms) This years Championship is going to go to the wire and if any of the top eight clubs put some sort of consistent run together the coveted automatic promotion spot will be theirs.
Full marks to Pardew, he really earn' t his Bucks on Saturday because after the Blackpool result our season could easily have gone pear shaped -still can of course, but as all good managers do he rallied the team and the players he criticised so strongly like Halford responded magnificently. A nervous but optimistic CND is very much looking forward to attending the must win game against Bristol City who at one time spent a few seasons in the late seventies as a First Division club, so it will not be so strange for me, if they become a Premiership club.
Come on you Reds
My Prediction for tomorrow 1-0, 2-1, 1-1, 0-1, 0-2, 4-1, 3-2, 0-0, 1-3

Wells-Next-the-Sea Norfolk was a delightful place to spend a long weekend with some friends and a couple of mad Black Retrievers . A splendid converted Farm house was the setting for a great couple of days walking on deserted beaches -see photos below, and of course Saturday after an eight mile walk, it was heaven to be able to sit in front of a roaring log fire with beer in hand watching Charlton's great away win unfold on BBC Television.

Not many people on the local nudist beach