Another dull and depressing afternoon of generally awful football at The Valley. As usual, even though Chesterfield were completely clueless,lacking in confidence and a long losing run, the game could have gone either way. Credit was due to Lee Novak who finally showed us why he got a contract with an excellent headed goal. Nicky Ajose showed again that he doesn’t seem to be able to hit a cows arse with a banjo and you can understand why Slade leaves him out of the team.
Holmes and Magennis played well and worked hard whilst the defense was solid as usual, but once again the midfield struggled to create much.
Anyway, having been stuck on the M25, the A3 and then the South circular, after a 2 and a half hour trip to get to the game,it was lovely to see my first win of the season.
The highlight of the day was when Andy Hunt arrived pitch side at half time . God those were the days, a great player in a great team with a packed stadium. He must have looked around at the vast empty spaces today and wondered where it all went wrong. – Don’t we all ?..