A rare win over the Blades yesterday has put the Saddlers back in the playoff picture. Magic Man Fan was there:
5 mins went up because all subs were used (30 seconds per sub), and they add time on for goals scored, plus anything else. I don’t know why people always moan about injury time added on when at the matches, as it’s usually warranted.
As others have said, a very satisfying win, especially after going behind. Clough can moan all he likes about the pen that was given, just as we can moan about the larger number that weren’t in the first half. Clumsy oafs.
Glad made a statement to Baxendale by taking him off at half time. It might sink in more than just dropping him, that has been needed for a few weeks at least.
If anyone still doubts what Westcarr gives us, then they weren’t there yesterday. The whole team improved second half, but he was the one that pulled it all together, even further out wide. In fact his crossing ability is very useful, and I’d be tempted to keep him out there and Hewitt up top.
As PT says, Hewitt doesn’t put himself about as much as he could, but he keeps defenders occupied to give others space elsewhere, then they can do the business.
I’m glad Gray is now getting more game time, he’s always had goalscoring ability and although he missed that chance yesterday, he’s not afraid to have a pop. Him popping up with second half goals, such as at Gillingham is going to help us kill teams off.
The table is looking good, although the longer it goes on, the more it looks like only one or two play-off places will be available. The Bristol City performance and the late goal at Gillingham are the points that could cost us, otherwise we’d be right up there.
Nothing an experienced aged goal poacher wouldn’t fix. Is Jimmy Greaves still alive?
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