What a difference 48 hours makes eh? From sitting three points clear in fourth place to hovering just one point above sixth in an afternoon.
It’s fair to say that results haven’t gone well for us this weekend, and with a trip to Chelsea to come on Wednesday night we could very well find ourselves out of the top five in a very short space of time.
Of course things may not work out like that and we could go to Stamford Bridge and pick up a result, but when you compare the fixtures we have remaining to those the teams above us have remaining it would now appear to be odds on that we’ll finish sixth with a place in the Europa League to show for our efforts.
Now that isn’t a bad thing at all, and although I’m still shocked and saddened by the way the players failed to show up on Saturday, I’m also still happy with the way the season has panned out. I vaguely remember me saying at the start of the season that I’d be happy with a top half finish this season, so to grab a spot in Europe will do me just fine thank you very much.
What about you though? Are you happy with the season? Do you feel that we should have done better? Are you disappointed with how things have gone? Personally I don’t see anyone can be disappointed but I have to ask…
The point I’m getting at is that although we’ve had bad results, with the Wigan result being the freshest one in the memory bank, we’ve also still had a blinding season. It’s all about managing expectations and I you look back, honestly, to what yours were at the start of the season I’d be willing to bet that this team has surpassed them!
We are still a work in progress. We still have players in our team who, for whatever reason, people probably would like to see replaced with better, but it will happen. Bit by bit we’ll get there and of the evidence we’ve seen this season is anything to go by then we’ll be there a lot sooner than anybody thinks!
6th will do for me this season!