Another day, another match.
The saving grace of this terrible run is that it’s Easter, and that means there can be no moping around, because another game is always around the corner. The wrong result today, and Bolton can sneak in the door even before the big game at the weekend.
The task is simple to describe, difficult to complete. Create chances as freely as Saturday, and then manage one of the following:
a) Don’t pretend you are a team of Diego Forlans.
b) Run into a keeper not playing a blinder.
Given that the opposing keeper today is Shay Given, who always raises his game against us, the only option is A. That big net shaped thing? Aim for it. Yes, Alex, even you.
I just have this horrible suspicion that the game will mirror the Blackburn cup tie, except instead of Benni McCarthy you have Obifemi Martins. I still remember the 3-0 hammering Inter dished out at Highbury a few years back, with the Nigerian ripping the defence apart almost single handedly.
But optimism wins through, and I can see 2-0, with Cesc opening his league account before Adebayor wraps it up.