Every season has a narrative. Will 2010/11 be one of missed opportunity?
In the cups, all anyone wants is a home draw. Then all they want is to avoid big teams in those home games. We actually got a dodgy fixture against Spurs, whom we rarely seem to beat, but having smashed them out of contention (allowing them to concentrate on other things), that fifth round home tie against Bolton was pretty generous.
Of course, we lost. Now we see Bolton squeezing by an ordinary Birmingham, setting up a game at Wembley against Stoke City, who beat West Ham in another quarter final. What might have been, eh?
Nothing too dramatic in the world at the moment, hence the relative quiet in these parts. Hope you all enjoyed your weekends.
(PS isn’t it strange the things you find out about yourself? On Sunday I was actually cheering on West Ham, something I never thought I’d do. My brain has obviously done its sorting and placed Stoke lower down the “Rich’s preference” league.)
(PPS Preston didn’t play this weekend, which left a tiny gap in my weekend; I’m always desperate to know if Eddie’s scored. So far, no, but he was back in the first XI last week. He may get another go on Tuesday, I think.)
(PPPS How about Chris Smalling? Surely an England call-up can’t be far off now. Delighted for him.)