So, how many of you had to wake up and eat some humble pie at some point over the weekend?
I certainly did, having predicted that the game against Brentford would be more about damage control rather than trying to pick up any sort of actual result, so for us to come away with three points was certainly a welcome bonus.
In my mind before the game, and to some extent afterwards as well, this game was going to be more about the performance rather than the points we picked up, with so much being talked about beforehand about the team’s mental state, to see if now that we’re down to some serious business (take away the League Cup), if we’d be ready to attack the league.
Blues will finish _____ than last season?
Although I don’t want to get caught up in some sort of ‘Overreaction Tuesday’ sentiment, I do though think that we have set the mark for what we are capable of this season. If we can go and beat a team that some have challenging for the title, then it puts a marker down for the rest of it.
I’m not saying we’re now going to win every game, but now we know what we can do, there’s a chance that expectations on this team could be kicked up a notch.
If our forwards can play to the same level as the defence did in that game, then we really could be on to something with this team. That means all of them, not just Lukas Jutkiewicz like he did for large parts of last season.