The 2011-12 season ended last night. Okay, there’s still sixteen or so games left and a lot can happen.
But as a sporting competition, as a object of interest and fascination, last night’s impotent display and crashing out of our 3rd cup competition in as many months has us begging for this once-promising season to just end. Now. (Feels like being an Arsenal fan in March, no?)
As Rich wrote yesterday, it’s frankly impossible to guess what our future holds. We may get relegated. We may finish in the top 10. Neither of those two would surprise me. But, looking ahead to our now bullshit gap-filled schedule because of this bullshit cup competition taking bullshit precedence, our fixtures currently break down like so, home and away:
4-Feb Manchester City
10-Mar Aston Villa
26-Mar Manchester United
Okay, so, we may get no more than 2 points away for the rest of the season. Or, we’ll be lucky to have more goals scored than points. And I would say the same back in Hodgson’s heyday. Dear God that run is ridiculous.
But, thankfully, our home fixtures appear extremely manageable. The average position of those clubs is 12th, with two 19th and 20th respectively. And, like it’s always been, our home form will dictate where we finish this season. So if we can do what we’re supposed to do, i.e. beat newly promoted sides and relegation teams at home, we’ll be fine.
If we don’t, well, then, fuck. And knowing how this season goes…hmm, maybe there is still a spectacle to behold?