“In the situation we are in we have to have leaders and characters, people who are going to fight and scrap,” said Gary Waddock. “We are too nice. We have got to be nasty and I’ve got to make some decisions that are going to be difficult.”
Archive for December, 2009
For Walsall – and, unbelievably, some City fans – to criticise Paul Lambert for the postponement of the game at the Banks’ Stadium was just plain wrong.
Coming a close second, of course, would have to be Boxing Day 2003. Not for the game; a relatively drab 1-0 win over Forest. But more for that Huckerby-moment, when the great man came onto the pitch and the news that he had indeed signed for us was made official.
“This morning the fog was dense as well, so yes there may be more ways to make sure fans don’t travel a long way for a match that never takes place,” said a disappointed City boss afterwards.
“They know the system, Gilly came in and did really, really fine and young Tom came on and did well as well. Whoever I seem to throw on at the moment, they never let me down.”
“Walsall is a tough place to go and they didn’t play this weekend so they’ll be fresh but we’re going there with confidence. Charlton have a tough away game at Brentford so you never know.”
“He’s brilliant,” said Paul Lambert on the supremely talented Irishman. “His performances have been excellent and he’s been unplayable at times. He can make things happen and that’s a rare commodity in football these days.”
“I feel as good as I have done for a long while – it’s just a case of playing regular games,” said Drury, ahead of the Boxing Day clash with the Lions. “I’ve probably played as many games this season already as I have done in two seasons total so I’m feeling fantastic.
It’s Millwall next up for City on Boxing Day and another chance to rack up another three points and an eighth successive home win. The Londoners will, however, be in good spirits after earning a 4-4 draw at The Valley and I expect Kenny Jackett’s men to be strong during the second half of the season.
“It was never going to be a case of Charlton turning up and beating them because Millwall are a decent side. Nothing surprises me. I’m sure they will come here fit and ready that’s for sure.”