And the dark horse has suddenly made his move as we approach the final few furlongs. We can see fifth place heading our way as the northern cloggers from Bolton seem to be collapsing allowing The Eel Munchers to smash them today while Reading lost to Watford somehow. At home. Portsmouth collpased to a 3-0 defeat to Everton leaving The Toffees with our only real competiton for fifth place. If we win two out of the last three Everton will need a win at Chelsea to finish fifth. Charlton will be a tough game so the way I see it now the key fixture is beating Blackburn on Thursday. Of course I want to win all three of the last games and finish fifth strongly putting to bed any of these daft Jol Out people like Park Len (where are you?) once and for all. If we do take fifth with three wins we shall finsih on 62 points only three points off our last season total having made the semi's of the league cup, and the quarter finals of the FA cup and the UEFA cup making a British record of 8 straight Euro wins as well. Considering we sold Carrick and brought in a fair few players it makes good reading. All, of course, if we do the job and finish off the last three fixtures with 9 points!
10 league games ago we sat in 10th place and now we sit 9th. However, 10 games ago we were 11 points off fifth place. Tonight we are four. With two games in hand. That is remarkable ground to make up and credit has to go to the players. They need to finsih the job starting on Monday.