There are lots of reasons why I shouldn’t be writing this. They’ll become more obvious as I go on, but in short what follows might just be a case of football fans’ blind optimism taking hold over reality. Nonetheless……
Seven straight defeats smashed into touch with determined aplomb and a rare clean sheet to boot. The temperature inside St. Andrews on Saturday may have been sub-zero but Blues were red hot.
Last season, we had many home games in which we went a goal behind to the division’s lesser sides and had no means of changing things around. Although we cannot exactly be happy after a 2-2 draw with Preston, the fact that we came from behind twice is a source of encouragement.
118 goalless minutes will never set the pulses racing, but the common assessment of Oxford’s 1-0 win at Birmingham as a dull game may be a touch unfair. The main issue for both teams was poor shooting, as much as a lack of creativity.