Its been a while since out last home game and the interveining time has produced two losses away, to Chelsea and Man City. This has left us bottom of the EPL and in a tricky situation t say the least.
So with the loveky weather i donned the holiday shorts ans hit the train for the penultimate home game against fellow strugglers Blackburn Rovers. Rovers brought their usual faithful of about 800 (how do these teams survive, its beyond me). The first half was pretty much one way traffic for WHU, but one decent attack from Blackburn allowed our defence to collapse, and Jason Roberts takes a nice poachers goal for one nil.
This frustrates the hell out of WHU and they go into the shell up into half time.
I said at half time that Freddie Sears has to come off, as he wasn’t getting involved and when he did he came off second best to the physicality of Rovers. He started, and carried on as he left off. With nothing happening the subs came in the shape of Robbie Keane coming on for the perinneal end of season appearance of Luis Boa-Morte. Freddie should of gone off then, plain and simple. Mistake one. Mistake two was moving Ba out to the wing to accomodate Keane, when he was the only one providing some incesive attacking. Carlton was having a bad game.
10 minutes later Freddie did leave the field with Jacobsen for a last throw of the dice with the introduction of Big Fred and a welcome return for Jack Collinson.
Now with 4 centre forwards on we pushed on and a nice lay back from Carlton, found Der Hammer who rifled home from 10 yards out. This spurred us on massively, but Robbie Keane missed a tap in that looked like he actually pulled his foot back rather than tap it in. Watch the coverage and you decide. Conspiracy ? I don’t know but our friends in N17 would be more than happy with their little leprechaun helping us go down.
All in all a handy point but 3 was really needed. Wolves have since got 3 against West Brom to basically set us the target of 2 wins on the spin to stay up. Can we ? I have no idea, but we will find out in 7 days away at Wigan.
COYI for once