Date: 28th April 2017 at 12:00pm
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The nerves are jangling. The stomach is fluttering. The arse is squeaking. Without a shadow of a doubt, this afternoon`s game against Huddersfield Town is the biggest St. Andrews has hosted in recent years.

It could also be one of the toughest fixtures of the season. Huddersfield have been good enough to clinch a play-off place with two games to spare. That is no mean feat in what is a horribly competitive division.

I received some stick last week for writing how many games (or lack of) Blues have won since Christmas. So I`ll refrain from writing it again this week. In trying to keep things upbeat and positive, don`t forget that survival is in Blues` hands. Undeniably, you`d rather be in our position than Blackburn`s. Of course, that could all change tomorrow. But sitting here right now, you`d rather have 47 points than 45.

Whispers of Villa fans wanting their own team to lose at Blackburn is pathetically sad -but, it is what we have come to expect from them now. Wanting Blues to be relegated, I can understand, but never should you wish defeat on your own team. It`s shows how mediocre they have become.

Speaking of Villa, they were no better than Blues in the derby. No sour grapes from me, they scored, we didn`t. But it was refreshing to see Blues so organised, compact and determined. We do need a bit more quality though.

Blues won`t create chance after chance against Huddersfield so it`s important to take the ones that do come. Che Adams didn`t do that at Vile Park and it cost Blues in the end. But today is a different kettle of fish. New game, new hopes?

St. Andrews will be packed to the rafters for Harry Redknapp`s first home game in charge. Like many people, I`m full of hope, expectation, dread and fear in equal measure.

As always, Keep Right On!

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