Monday 12th February.
It was revealed today that Chris Lucketti suffered a mystery chest
complaint just before the Bolton game on Saturday. He apparently
suffered severe pains and in the absence of any obvious ailment
he was sent out to play for 90 minutes. Perhaps the NHS should be
told of this particular line of therapy. Obviously points are more
important than the playersí welfare, and it was put down to some
sort of anxiety felt by the player who broke his leg in the same
fixture last season. Strange but true.
Bolton Manager, Sam Allardyce reckons that Town are showing the
sort of form that will see us reach safety this season. Itís a shame
that we didnít have 3 points to show for it, but nice to get some
positive vibes from the ex-Town player. I remember a game (I think
it was against Fulham) when an opposition player came in with an
awful challenge on David Burke, breaking his leg badly in the process.
Sam Allardyce who was a former team-mate of Burkesí came running
over to the player and laid him out flat with a punch that would
have pleased Mike Tyson. Both Allardyce and the Fulham player had
to walk, and legend has it that the Fulham dressing room door was
full of stud marks for years afterwards as testament to Allardyceís
efforts to exact further retribution. Those were the daysÖ
After an appalling season, time was finally called on the tenure
of Paul Jewell as Manager of Sheffield Wednesday. Bottom of the
league and suffering a 4-1 thrashing on Saturday, Jewell was sacked
today after just 6 months in charge. Iím sorry to see him go because
he has done a cracking job of keeping us off the foot of the table
for much of this season. I just hope that his successor doesnít
turn things around for our South Yorkshire neighbours.