Into The Den
In Off The Post
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After securing a massive four points from our last two league games against Coventry and Blackpool, Blues enter the Millwall den on Saturday. Predictions and logic do not rule in the Championship, so forecasting our outcome is basically a hopeless task.
What we can more hopefully rely on however is the Lee Bowyer effect when the players kick-off. Achieving the three points against Blackpool was huge in view of the decimated squad Bowyer had at his disposal. Full credit to him. Millwall with Rowett adds extra spice for obvious reasons, and for my part I will always be thankful for his arrival when we needed it most. Like Monk and now Bowyer, these are the saviours that Blues turn to when rock bottom is fact.
Players returning after injuries is slowly improving matters which helps, and the twenty-six points already in the bag before the New Year certainly gives the club optimism for the second half of the season. With Millwall and Cardiff next up I do feel the results of these games will go a long way to shaping what transfer window we will see. Priorities will no doubt surround McGree’s departure and maybe Sanderson’s possible loan end, so it could be a window shaped by necessity.
First steps, however, will be to continue getting clean sheets in the next two games with the hope of a few goals in our favour, particularly from Aneke who must dearly want to notch up. This player, along with Jutkiewicz, Deeney and Hogan, should represent a handful for any opposition defence.
Millwall away then, and hopefully Saturday evening will bring joy to all of us Blues supporters. After the four points recently won against awful odds, B9 is alive and kicking.
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More wise words Mitchell, but I’m finding it hard to focus on the match today. The heartbreaking news this week about Arthur, the manner of his death and the evil inflicted upon him by those that were supposed to be looking after him has left me crushed.
I have also been humbled by the reaction of other Blues fans who have stood up to condemn in the strongest terms what happened to a 6 year old supporter of our club. Never more proud to be a Bluenose.
We all know the point Bill Shankly was trying to make when he famously said football was more important than life and death. But he was wrong then, and he is still wrong now.
I’ll follow the match this afternoon of course, and will be wishing the lads well. But I’ll be thinking about a smiling 6yr old proudly wearing a Blues shirt, an image that has been seen around the world.
Fully endorse your comments Tilton Rod. Let us hope the Social Services, the paid Council children’s workers, and close neighbours act more vigorously on potential victims like Arthur. Let those who suspect wrongdoings be brave and whistleblow at the earliest possibility.