Them's the breaks
We are witnessing history repeat itself, as its prone to do.
Titles are won and lost in February and March in hard conditions with everyone and their dog hoping for a slip up.
Not Lenny’s team though, thats twice now its been take a break and bang!
The results after last seasons winter break look incredibly like this seasons which show a trend.
Last season we roared out of the blocks with a ruthless 14 goals for and zero against in our returning six league games, taking maximum points.
This season we are looking at 25 goals scored with three conceded in the same set of corresponding fixtures. Maximum points garnered again.
Its clear that we love that break, we respond very well to it and the gaffer should rightly get some praise for having that formula down to a tee.
Setting up the camp is where being an ex player at the club clearly helps as he can easily recall being that fella who could do with just doing nothing for a while to recharge the batteries. You’ll recall the weather wasn’t great at all when the troops were in Dubai, sounds like the perfect excuse to just lie around not doing much. Whatever they do or dont do every winter time,, and it might be as simple as just enjoying each others company,,we need to keep it up.
Double digits clear will bring its own problems for any rivals but so will the fact our defence have quietly moved into top slot in the goals against column. So we are not only scoring a ton more, but are shipping less than anyone else, double whammy.
Neils switch to two up front has paid dividends, so has a settled pairing at the rear.
There will be some very upset at what must seem like a resurgent Hoops fighting their corner on and off the field. This usually spells trouble coming from refs and the governing bodies but there doesn’t seem to be much they can throw in our way that will actually make a huge difference in our title quest. The hacks are in limbo until they find out where the odious one lands and how the wind then blows.
This team just keeps marching on towards history and racking up the points with little or no regard for what obstacles they encounter. Its beautiful.
The biggest one of those obstacles just couldn’t take the pace and the winter break just didn’t rejuvenate as desired. Two defeats and a draw in their last six league games since victory over us has seen confidence in their young manager slide bigtime.
If third placed Aberdeen cant take anything from us on their own patch the pressure on Stevie only increases. The dreaded derby games will become about saving face and not where the silverware ends up, thats not where he would have wanted to be at all this campaign.
Taking those results out of the equation and leaving us free to play our own game with less at stake than usual will be a big, big advantage at the time.
This would be prime time for a squirrel to deflect from that double digit gap and all that it entails.
The week promises to end with a bang ala Craigy Whites book which will probably see a raft of denials or threatened lawsuits next week.
Theres also the latest installment of ‘watch him squirm’ to come soon and you just know he wont go away quietly. Prepare for a terrible statement or ten yet.
The questions around the 12 year old continue to swirl.
Who only knows whats next?
Stay tuned, its bent but never boring.
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