Friday, 9 May 2008

The nation holds its breath


Sunday afternoon, 3pm, Pride Park: Reading start the most important game of their Premiership journey since last Saturday's game against Spurs. We need to do better in our game than Fulham do away against Pompey (c'mon 'arry!). Frankly, for most of this season we've been crap and don't deserve to stay up, but it's been fun going to Anfield, Old Trafford and Goodison and I'd prefer that next season than going to Carlisle, Doncaster and Blackpool. Some would say it's better watching them do well in the Championship than waiting for the occasional win in the Premiership, but I think it's great to be mixing it with the big boys. C'mon u RRRRRZZZ!

Meanwhile, in a fit of self-destruction, Darlington manager Dave Penney invited ex-Boro and England supremo, Steve McClaren, to take training earlier this week, in preparation for the play-offs. I thought you wanted to win promotion, Dave. At least it hasn't been raining this week, Steve.

3 comments:

Aeres said...

Oops...

No offence, but I'm pleased that Wally Downes has been relegated. Would be even more sickening for the big ape if Warnock took Palace to the Premiership in their place!

What goes around comes around Wally!

Darlington Councillor said...

Comiserations, Mike.

I was always a bit gloomy about your chances, given one of the other key games pitted Harry Redknapp as manager against Mohammed al-Fayed as owner.

I watched MOTD closely last night, and didn't see any of Mohammed's characteristic 'brown envelopes', but you never know....

Aeres said...

It'll be a shame if Coppell goes though. He's always seemed like a man of integrity.

He was quick to praise Fulham yesterday too for their escapology. A gracious thing to do - good man...