February 2011 Archives
Anthony Gerrard welcomes his Cardiff City teammates to his temporary home in Hull tomorrow with a very split loyalty.
The tough-nut Scouser says he's loving life back up north and still thinks the Tigers have a chance of promotion. But, realistically, if Cardiff beat Hull, he could genuinely kiss goodbye to that pipe dream on the one hand, while on the other be one step closer to finally joining cousin Stephen in the Premier League.
Let's face it, losing to a Robert Earnshaw inspired Nottingham Forest was absolutely devastating.
But this is no time to grieve.
Tomorrow night ferocious February continues as an even more in-form Leicester team, who appear to be reeling Cardiff in by the week, come to town tomorrow.
Football superstars Sven Goran Eriksson, Yakubu and Darius Vassell are all desperate to return to the Premier League, where they belong.
Adding the 3,200 travelling fans to the Midland outfit's promise of a 'big' crowd' gives this game all the ingredients for a classic promotion decider.
But let's not get over excited.
Cardiff City still have 45 points to play for while Forest have 48. But if the events of the last week have taught us anything, it's that nothing in this division ever goes to plan.
JOYOUS late winners and equalisers have been the exciting features of Cardiff City's last three games.
But we are not along. Rivals Norwich and QPR have also got themselves in on the last-gasp act with several Houdiniesque escapology shows of their own this season.
And now even Swansea appear to be getting in on the act with their three late goals at Middlesbrough to steal the win from the jaws of defeat.
Firstly, let's all take a moment to reflect on that magical derby-day win at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
A truly great occasion for all Bluebirds fans in the stadium and watching around the globe to deny the Swans the inaugural derby double they craved so much.
But now that day is done and Scunthorpe have to be beaten - or it all counts for nothing.
If this sounds like a rallying call to Dave Jones' cock-a-hoop charges then that's because it is.