On one hand a two week break is a good thing as it will allow us to hopefully get some of our injured players back, and it will allow some of those who have just returned to action to build up a bit more fitness as we prepare for the vital clash against Wolves. On the other hand, after such a heavy defeat all you want to be able to do is get to the next game as soon as possible so you can, hopefully, get the defeat out of the system and bounce back with a win. A two week gap will prohibit that from happening unfortunately.
Which leaves in a kind of limbo really don’t you think? I mean our Premier League future is in the balance and yet we can’t do anything about it. Even worse, it kind of scuppers any plans that could have been made for next season as it would be foolish to plan ahead without knowing where we are going to be playing our football next season.
Now, I’m still confident that we’ll survive – I always have been right back from before the season even kicked off, but given how easy guaranteeing survival should have been it’s kind of hard not to be be disheartened with the way results have gone. However, I am the eternal optimist and believe that we can turn it around and get those final few points needed to ensure another year of Premier League football next season.
Until then though, it’s kind of pointless planning ahead. I’ve read speculation linking us with hundreds, maybe millions, of players over the last few weeks, which is fair enough of course as deep down we all love a bit of speculation, but we must realise that nothing is going to happen until we are mathematically safe. That includes transfers, contracts, departures, anything.
As the headline says, it’s a case of ‘hold the back page’ with regard to many things at NUFC at the moment, which makes it easier for us to focus on the task at hand in my opinion. It will be tight and it will be concerning until we can limp over the line, but once we are over it the party can start and we can plan ahead for next season and beyond.
Until then though, EVERYTHING is on hold! « Are NUFC fans really deluded? | Something doesn’t feel right at St James’… »