A Happy New Year everybody.
And let’s hope we can do much better in the second half of this season – it’s very possible.
And the transfer window is now officially open for business.
Since we have another game at Stoke today – another crucial match – we have to finish up on the 0-0 draw on Saturday.
The result was a disappointment, but at least we didn’t lose – if we had lost then Brighton would have been 6 points ahead of us in the table rather than just 3.
Since Jamaal Lascelles returned to the side the defense has looked a lot stronger, and he has been an outstanding player again for us this season – we assume he’s not playing with an injury this season like he was last season.
Jamaal is easily our Man of the Match for the Brighton game where both defenses looked solid, and we got a point, although that result was disappointing.
Jamaal got 37% of the vote.
Jamaal Lascelles – Man of the Match against Brighton
Second in line is young Mikel Merino who is a star player in the making, but if we cannot stay up in the Premier League, we will lose him this summer.
We have to remain a Premier League club for next season.
When you look at the league table, we are just 5 points out of 10th place so we could easily move up the table with a few good wins.
Maybe we can start that habit this afternoon at Stoke and make a good start to 2018?