EIGHT DAY WONDER
Today sees us at home to our recent closest challengers,Aberdeen. They have caused us some problems lately,not least when beating us on our own patch in May. Like ourselves,they’ve had a few personnel changes since,and it seems to have been to their detriment. There’s one or two of their players who really get on my nipples,and could do wi a right good going over. Starting today would be nice.
Lets hope their poor poor start to the season continues.
We could definitely do with a strong week. Aberdeen today is followed by St Johnstone-who surely will be punished for foul play more than three bloody times!-next Sunday. In between,we have a wee cultural visit to Salzburg,home of local team Red Bull.
Same as Leipzig-funny that,innit?! I thought there were rules against cross-ownership of clubs in the same competition but to have two clubs in the same ownership and in the same group of four teams,well,that simply makes a mockery of the word competition.
Worse,it sets a terrible precedent.
This is effectively a pivotal eight days for our season. There is nothing more important than points on the board,especially at this stage and given our woeful start,and six points will send us into the next international break in a more buoyant frame of mind. Anything less is frankly not going to do. And a good result in Austria could go a long way to a post-Christmas European venture.
It has been a difficult month or so,and no mistake. It’s time for us to put it behind us and move on. We are certainly better than recent performances have suggested,and it’s time for a few of our big-name big-money stars to stand up and be counted.
Just before I head off for a couple of hours kip,can I please ask you all to request intercession on behalf of our friend MURDOCHAULDANDHAY in his fight against that most horrible of diseases,cancer? I’m pretty sure he doesn’t read these pages on a point of principle,but he is a truly smashing fella. Any assistance will be appreciated.
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