I would just like to publicly thank all those season ticket holders (especially Textbackup (sorry I didn't get your actual name!) who got 2 tickets for me) who went out their way to give us non-ST holders £10 tickets for Saturday's game!
I know some people don't like us "part-timers" going to games but the atmosphere was decent!
A very entertaining game to watch with the right result!
Not sure if it's already been said but the last time we did it (from flicking through the soccerway website) was in October 2003:-
Rotherham (h) 2-1 Bradford (a) 1-0 Burnley (h) 6-1 Stoke (h) 1-0 C.palace (a) 3-4. (Personally one of the best "normal" games I have seen!)
I hope we do it tonight! We are certainly due 5 in a row! Confidence must be high and Williams joining must be a bit of a boost as well!
Strange the difference a month makes! I feel a bit sorry for smith but since chambers has move inside we seem to be more solid at the back! I have only seen the Wigan game but I'm presuming in the other games we look more solid? Also scoring 2 goals a game is helping us at the moment. ;)
There was an interesting discussion on talk sport about manager of the year for the premier league.
Despite not particularly liking Pulis when at stoke, he has done a fantastic job at palace getting them to 40 points with 4 games left especially as they were on 4 points (after about 10 games?) when he took over! I thought they were going down!
The other obvious one is Rodgers at Liverpool! Again fantastic job taking them from 7th to title contenders and they play some lovely football and are very entertaining!
Others I would say is maybe Steve Bruce as hull look safe and are in a cup fina and also Martinez has done a brilliant job at Everton, though I think they will be 5th now they slipped up the other day!
I think the consensus is it is between Rodgers and pulis and probably comes down I if Liverpool win the league or not! I just hope if they don't, the award doesn't go to Mourinho or Pellegrini!
I like to take advantage of ticket promotions as I am one who does state that the ticket prices are too high!
Unfortunately I have a wedding to go to on 1st March (I know, priorities and all that!), so I was just wondering if anyone wants to go on 1st March, but cannot go on 15th and therefore share the cost of the two tickets?
I was jut going through the transfers yesterday and did QPR sign 4 strikers on loan yesterday? All if which I'm sure are paying a big % of their massive wages!
These premier league parachute payments are a joke, or this owner is putting in a hell of a lot of money!
Their team wouldn't look out of place in the premier league, though if they get there, the players are mostly old so they will have to bring in a load of new faces anyway! There is a team not really building for the future, just the short term gain!
It would be funny if they didn't actually go up!
I know we are not of the same standard and don't have the power to get all these players but I like they way we are doing it within the FFP rules! It may take a few years but we are not risking it all to get to "the promise land"!
I'm sure we will soon see how these rules punish teams, and I hope it is strongly! Personally I dot think a transfer embargo is enough, some sort if points deduction would stop it as that's where it will hurt these teams!
I'm sure we will get some sort of loan or 2 in when the loan window opens again! Definitely a midfielder!
From looking at forest we are nowhere near as good as them! I know we drew 0-0 but still! However it's all relative and we have a much smaller budget so it's not surprising we don't look as good anyway!
West ham are getting embarrassed here though! Their first team isn't that great but their reserves are truly awful! Even the first team players in this team have been very poor!it is a shame seeing them so bad ;)
This was only my 2nd live game this season so I can't really comment on too much!
However, people have been slating hyam and saying skuse is brilliant over the last months.
However tonight, even excluding the goal, I thought hyam was better! Skuse set up 3 attacks for Blackburn by losing the ball or dilly dallying on it, instead of just having a shot or not being so slow!
Also just to add, I have not been a nouble fan going in reports and on the games I have seen plus the TV games, but despite never really looking like he would score, did work hard and chased a lot of things down and eventually got his reward!
I will openly admit I am a cheap stake and park over by Christchurch park when I come to games!
However tonight as it's going to be cold and I'm on my own, I was just wondering where I can park closer. I'm guessing car parks in the town aren't that much on a night game? (my first night game for about 8 years so forgive my lack of knowledge!)
I know gatwick will be a popular answer, I'm just hoping for some others!
I'm off work tomorrow so I am looking at getting down to Ipswich for the game.
However I am flying back to England tomorrow (albeit from Northern Ireland) and if I get any delays I may not make it!
I was just wondering if the £2.50 saved on the gate is if a ticket is bought today, and as soon as it turns to Tuesday it's the extra £2.50 even if bought inline say tomorrow afternoon, or is it jut any ticket bought in advance?
If the former I may just have to pay the extra £2.50! Haha
Weather permitting I would rather go in the lower stand