North Stander: Depressing to see how much better Sheffield Wednesday were than us
- Credit: Picture: Steve Waller
In the last week. I have been the innocent victim of the vicious phenomenon called Murphy’s Law. That’s the polite name for it - there is another, which is not suitable for a family newspaper.
As we all know, this has been a dreadful season, desperately short in entertainment, and still in danger of being our worst campaign, in terms of league position, for 60 years.
Like all other Town followers, I have suffered mind-numbing game after mind-numbing game. This is where Murphy’s Law comes into play... Just about the only bright spot of the whole season, certainly at Portman Road, was the thrilling win over mighty Newcastle. So much happened - paying tribute to Sir Bobby Robson, Daryl Murphy’s inevitable goal and, most of all, and at long, long last, an exciting, attacking display with our three goals the icing on the cake.
So, where was I? In Gran Canaria, on a family holiday. Having a lovely time – but missing the game. Several of my mates texted to tell me to stay away in future! Ho, ho!
But, of course, I didn’t heed their advice, and I was back for Saturday’s snore-fest. It was much more of the same old, same old, and so depressing to see how much better Sheffield Wednesday were than us. There’s a huge gap in quality. Two years ago we were playing at their level.
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So, just one more game of this appalling season to go, nothing on it for us, but it’s massive for Forest.
I really hope we go there and battle hard - for our own self-respect and, of course, the integrity of the league.
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Then, it really will be over – and thank goodness for that. I look forward to the break, and to some happier, more enjoyable Saturday afternoons.
I have no doubt it will all go frustratingly quiet for a while, as McCarthy takes his holidays. It looks pretty certain he will still be here at the start of next season, from the way he’s been talking just recently.
If that is the case, then let’s hope upon hope he spends his break reflecting on what’s gone wrong this season - and returns determined to change matters for the better.
Treating the loyal fans with a bit more respect would be a good way to start.