Blues’ 2 -0 win at Reading was greeted with surprise and delight by Andy Munro.
A total eclipse of the moon, a total eclipse of the sun, winning the lottery…two wins on the spin for Blues seemed like similar odds. In fairness, Blues seem to be playing like a tighter unit and like it or not, credit is due to the much-maligned manager. This was a critical game for both sides and Reading had a few chances but Harlee Deane appears at last to be showing his pedigree alongside Roberts. Meanwhile Grounds is steady (and there are far more worse things to describe a pro footballer) while Colin exudes class.
Having a solid trio in midfield allows a free running winger and Maghoma is starting to revel in the role in this case crowned by a well taken opening goal. This illustrates the importance of getting players into the box which everybody appears to do to us but something we have usually failed to consistently do to others.
Credit also to Gallagher who now appears to be up to the centre half challenge, and having yet another goal to his name will do wonders for his confidence. Meanwhile Boga buzzes around as a surprise package of which anything is possible, whether good or bad.
It was nice to see a goal being garnered from a Gardner freekick given some of the lamentable ones we have seen down St Andrews. In fairness, he also tries to play a few killer balls that Davies and Kleftenbeld aren’t really capable of playing and while they don’t always come off, it still adds some semblance of balance to the midfield mix.
We’re nowhere near out of the woods yet but at least this is a start and at last there is some hope. Let’s trust that it’s not the type that kills you.