What a perfect week it has been, a trip to Wembley to look forward to and a pretty easy derby away win? That’s what we do.
Let’s be honest I didn’t think we’d have much chance at Blackburn in the replay, yes we played well and deserved to win, but I thought “That’s it, we’re out”. Didn’t exactly happen like that…
Danny Shittu, you are slowly becoming a legend. His goal just before half time secured a semi final against Wigan and a third trip to Wembley in four years, a goal and an absolute rock at the back, nothing was getting past him.
‘Wall was the superior team over two games but I really expected more from Blackburn. They were poor, really poor. The tactics from Michael Appleton were inept, hitting the long ball, Danny Shittu vs. Jordan Rhodes in the air, only one winner. This turned out to be Appleton’s second to last game, as he was sacked yesterday.
Now the Lions fans are looking forward to their Wembley day out, we all said at the start of the season we would take a decent league position and a cup run. Looks like we’ll get it.
And when it looked like it couldn’t get any better for ‘Wall it did, with a 2-0 derby day win away at Charlton. Well that’s what usually happens when Charlton play ‘Wall… A ‘Wall win.
Most fans were expecting maybe a somewhat poor performance as the players may have one eye on Wembley, and not wanting to get injured or suspended.
This wasn’t the best game on a very bad pitch, like something you’d find up Hackney Marshes, whoever scored the first goal, was most likely to win it.
And that turned out to be Millwall with Jermaine Easter with his first touch in a Millwall shirt. I couldn’t see the reason behind signing Easter from Crystal Palace on loan, but goals like that will change my mind.
And then came a absolute belter from Shane Lowry from 30 yards out. A screamer of a free kick from you’re left back, very unusual, well unless your Gareth Bale. Well let me say, Gareth would be very proud to have scored this.
This weekend highlights how crazy the Championship is. Any of 12 teams could steal be relegated into League One, and it seems one or two big teams will be heading through the trap door, but the big day out against Wigan will be a nice distraction.
Hopefully this cup run will have a positive effect on the team, KJ has already said anyone not pulling their weight in the team will be dropped, so it seems a few places at Wembley will be up for grabs, hopefully this will see the team rise up the table.
Que Sara Sara, whatever will be will be, were going to Wembley, Que Sara Sara.