...a thought flicked through my mind. "We could win every game this month."
Throughout September I tried my best to temper that belief, fearing that it would get my hopes up only to see us lose the next game. But we beat Brighton. Then got the better of Wigan, which really surprised me. Then didn't slip on the Rotherham-shaped banana skin. Frankly given their start to the season, I always thought Sheffield Wednesday away represented the toughest test of the month... and so it turned out to be.
I knew I'd probably be wrong about us winning every game this month. But I thought I would be wrong in the sense that we'd only end up winning one or two of them. Not that we'd just miss out on a couple of points from the final tricky hurdle. I honestly couldn't care less that we've not made it five on the trot tonight - we'd already had a fantastic month as it was.
I remember talking to my bro before the match at Derby in August. He's a Leicester fan, so naturally all the discussion was about McGoldrick. It looked like our former top scorer and arguably most talented player was heading out of the door with too little time to replace him, and we'd failed to win in any competition since the opening day ahead of what looked like a sure fire defeat away to one of last season's top Championship sides. Back then, there was no way I could've possibly hoped for a September where we picked up 13pts from 15, clambered right onto the tails of the division's leading sides, tied down Mings and Berra to new contracts and signed Jonny Williams up again.
Hell of a month. Well done to all concerned. Can't see any way that Mick won't win Manager of the Month for getting that kind of form out of a side assembled for no more than £10k. Long may it continue!
Anyone had a listen yet? Sounds like a slightly more low key sound in general but still unique and really nice to listen to. Every Other Freckle probably the best tune on there but I haven't listened in depth yet.