Andy Munro watches Blues win at Millwall from the safety of his own home.
It’s rarely that one can listen to Blues playing away on the radio and relax but it was certainly one of those days and it was certainly a mite more relaxing than watching in person at the ancestral home of footballing aggro.
Mind you, the day hadn’t started well with the news that Chris Woods had gone to Bristol City – thanks Albion, hope you feel just as ambivalent when Ben Foster is permanently transferred elsewhere for a decent fee. Anyway, there was a thought it wouldn’t get any better when the Blues started their away game, as usual, under the cosh. Things brightened up a bit when we took the lead, in truth against the run of play with a trademark Curtis Davies header. Villa loanee Lowry then helped paint an even better picture by getting himself sent off after retaliating to a typical piece of Ziggy clumsiness.
It got worse for the Lions when somebody else tried to do a number on the same player and Marlon King then notched a goal to signal the start of a goalfest. Chris Burke and Adam Rooney also got on the scoresheet before Marlon K scored his second. M’Lud,if he scores goals then he’s definitely now guilty of a capital offence! It was also pleasing to see Nathan Redmond come on as sub and get in on the goalscoring act.
Speaking to Bluenoses who witnessed this massacre, the Millwall crowd were at their nastiest. Apparently every time the ball went into touch,sections of the crowd ran down to the front to try and intimidate the linesman with a shower of abuse and missiles… what the Old Bill were doing at the time was anybody’s guess.
Obviously six goals and three points now brings the prospect of qualifying for the play offs into sharp focus. Additionally the goals scored will be a major confidence booster for the likes of King and Rooney whilst Ziggy is now showing at this level that his size and awkwardness can unravel and frustrate the opposition ,as opposed to his own team.
Do we need new players? Yes, I think so even if we don’t lose anybody else. Maybe one forward will suffice although another central midfielder would be nice. It’ll be interesting to see how Pannu’s quote that “Nobody’s available but everyone’s available” pans out. I think even Confucious might have trouble with that one!