Weblog: The football punter
A treble to save us from honeymoon hell
HONEYMOON theorists have got a problem picking a winner at the Don Valley tonight.
There’s a thought process isn’t there, that a team somehow magically improves as soon as a new gaffer is installed.
I’m sure the stats don’t bear it out but we punters are creatures of habit and so we cling to this daft belief that a crap side can suddenly become brilliant overnight even though the players that made the team crap in the first place and cost the original manager his job, are still clogging up the team sheet.
Rotherham versus Macclesfield, however, is a real head scratcher since both clubs officially pleaded guilty to being crap by sacking their managers after their latest weekend defeats.
The league table says Macc are a lot worse but Rotherham don’t do home advantage very well anyway. Have you been to the Don Valley? Gloomier than being offered tickets to see Elbow and finding out it’s not a wind-up.
Luckily there’s a sea of other decent midweek action to get our snouts stuck into and there’s a few punts that could me the kind of windfall that only tubedrivers ‘working’ during the Olympics can dream of.
Those who thought Huddersfield might miss Lee Clark have been proved wrong. They’re still knocking in the goals and I expect them to knock a load more past Chesterfield.
Wycombe have also hit the goal trail and a couple more tonight should be good enough to take care of Exeter.
And I’m also right behind miserable Hull putting a spoke in the wheel of the Southampton fun bus. Saints are great – rubbish at the back, blinding going forward, and I hope they go up. But they won’t tame the Tigers.