So it’s back across the border to them there in Wales. Hopefully there’ll be no bricks through any coach windows, but Holt appears to have ignited that again. But anyway.
As pointed out over on Holtamania, a Swansea win puts them above us in the league. And that’s annoying. Mainly, because we will then – however temporarily- lose the ability to counter the sickly love-in for Swansea with a “Yeah but just look at the league table.”
Sure, they play nice football. And sure, their defence is toight like a toiger. But take them out of Wales and they’re a different side. And they seem to forget where the goal is. Arsenal have been chastised for that trait for years, yet Swansea are swooned at for it, which is odd. Especially since that could be their demise, however unlikely that may seem at the minute.
Clean sheets don’t win games. They help, but they can only ensure you don’t lose. Without wanting to state the obvious, goals win games. Even King Kev knows that. Swansea have prettied pundits into a criticism-less trance.
They’re helping me feel even happier about our season though, at the start of this season one of my main aims (aside from the obvious, of course) for Norwich was for Holt to outscore Danny Graham. On track, ish. And maybe even two of our strikers will outscore him.
Yes, yes, I may be a little envious of them. The do play nice football after all. But still. Save a little recognition for us, eh?
For some reason, very few are confident of coming away with too much. Maybe it has something to do with last season, when they didn’t let us play with the ball for any of the 90 minutes.
Me? Well I’d take a point.