Saturday 24th March.
Because of the postponement of the game against Preston today
due to international call-ups I was able to put my feet up and keep
an eye on the other results of importance. This was the first competitive
game for the new England manager Sven Goran Erikson, and with vital
World Cup 2002 qualification points at stake a maximum return was
essential. Thankfully, with goals from Michael Owen and David Beckham
England managed to overcome an earlier own goal from Gary Neville.
2-1 was not the most convincing final score against Finland, but
with another game in the week against Albania 3 points was all that
Meanwhile with my Huddersfield Town ‘hat’ on there were two games
of interest in the first division, actually there were just 2 games
in the first division today. Despite the departure of Andy Booth,
Sheffield Wednesday have almost made themselves safe now with an
away win at Birmingham, but there was better news from Turf Moor
with Burnley beating QPR 2-1 to keep the west London club 2 points
behind us having played 2 more games.