First home League game

I’m not sure I’m ready for the first home League game. I haven’t quite recovered from last season and feel rather alienated by the way pre-season talk has been mainly about money for transfer fees. Football is all about money these days. In the Premier League, there are “pounds spent, billions dispersed, sacks of cash hurled to the winds.” Transfer fees in the Championship are following a similar trend and clubs are putting up the selling prices in order to get the money to buy the players they want. As Harry Redknapp said, “Everybody we go for is big money so if Ryan wants to take the opportunity to go to Middlesbrough then we have got to get the right money.

Seeing the hattrick by Che Adams and our two other goals on Tuesday evening helped, even though they were scored against a League 2 team.  Adams started in non-League, moved to Sheffield United in 2014 and to Blues a year ago.  He is a young player who has developed while playing for us and, for me, that makes it easier to regard him as one of our own.

Once the game starts, everyone in a Blues shirt is going to feel like one of our own and I hope they play like that too.  I can cope with players who don’t play the most skilful football and don’t win every game but I want them to look like they are trying to win.

3 thoughts on “First home League game

  1. Walker

    When you say look like they are making effort do you mean cotteril. That guy should be banished to the under 18s

    1. Puddleglum Post author

      Cotterill looked ok on Tuesday evening and got a couple of assists including a great cross for Tesche’s goal.

  2. theguvna

    I thought that the bloke at the Evening Mail must have watching a different game to us, the way he waded lyrically about ‘Cotts’. I know he laid on a goal for Che and a trademark cross for Tesche, but for the most part, looked poor and disinterested. He missed an absolute sitter when put clean through on goal by Maghoma. No mention of that.

    Although against very modest opposition, Che looked a class apart. This lad has seemingly improved so much in the last few months. We must do our utmost to ward off potential suitors and keep him.

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