Chadwell Chatter


I hope you are looking forward to the Sunderland game as much as I am. What was already set to be a tough but exciting game has that bit more to it now Sunderland have brought a new manager in.

I don’t know too much about Dick Advocaat but he’s certainly got a lot of experience and we’re expecting a difficult match. Every game in the Premier League is a challenge and we will have to rise to it.  

I have to say I feel sorry for any manager who loses their job, it’s all too common in football but it doesn’t make it better. It’s obviously been a tough couple of weeks for Gus Poyet with what’s happened on and off the field, but I’m sure he’ll bounce back.

When a new manager comes in it gives everyone at the club a lift and the players will want to impress the new manager.

The first game under a new manager seems to favour the team with the new manager and I certainly think that was the case when we played West Bromwich Albion on New Year’s Day just after Tony Pulis had taken over.

While we know it will be a difficult game, we’re prepared for that and we fancy ourselves against anyone in the Premier League at home. Coming to Upton Park is never easy and we need to recreate the way we played against Chelsea, particularly in the second half.  

We’ve had a tough run of fixtures recently and while no game is easy in the Premier League, some are harder than others. Having played all the top clubs in the last two months, we know that we have a fair few winnable games in our last nine games so I firmly believe we can finish strongly.

We haven’t had the results that we feel our performances deserve so we need to work that bit harder to make sure we get what our performances merit. No one at the club wants the season to fade away and we want to finish as high as we can.

Personally, I want to play as many games as I possibly can this season and long may this ever present run continue. I’m feeling good whenever I’m playing and I’ve been fortunate not to pick up any injuries so far, touch wood that continues!

On another note, I’m delighted with the form of my former team Ipswich Town. I’m still in touch with a few of the lads and I know they’re desperate to get promoted.

They’re a talented bunch of players and even though they haven’t had the best run of late, with ten or so games left there’s no reason why they can’t reach the play offs or even get into the automatic places.

Hopefully with a bit of luck they’ll be in the Premier League next season.

See you on Saturday, I hope you enjoy the game.