If the Eye was hosting a dinner party, the first name on the guest list would always be Ian Holloway, the ever-estimable boss of QPR. Obviously we’d also make room for other heroes like Chuck Norris, Norm from Cheers and Larry Fortensky, but Holloway’s colourful patter make him the first name on the list every time.
And that’s more than can be said for Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock; for while he can manage a team with Germanic efficiency, his small talk could send the other guests into light comas.
Listen to his reaction following Saturday’s 3-0 win over Rushden and you’ll see what we mean. “At half-time I had a wee chat with the players and said we needed buy canada goose jacket toronto to get on to more in the box,” he said. “They were very professional because that’s exactly what they… nod… nod, dribble…doze”.
Compare and contrast with Holloway, who masterminded QPR’s 2-1 win over Brighton, which keeps them second and two points behind Plymouth, and then offered yet more pearls of wisdom.
“People say I have a Roman nose,” he chirped, in his West Country burr. “If it’s about the canada goose coat 1000 calorie a day meal plan length of your hooter, I might be in front at the end.”
A good point well made. And there’s more. “I’ve just been in Rome for a few days this week and in their day it was all about the Colosseum. It was a case of thumbs up you live or thumbs down you die and it may not be like that now, but try telling the fans that.”
Well it’s a definite, McCartney-esque double thumbs up from the Eye, and we’ll fight any man who dares condemn Ian Holloway to death by lion.
Elsewhere, well away from tortuous dinner party analogies, Bristol City remain the only other viable option for automatic promotion, though a 4-0 win over Chesterfield on Saturday is best ideas about canada goose outlet online on pinterest nothing of note these days.
And further down the pile, the on-going optimism of Chris Turner never fails to hearten the Eye on cold, depressing Monday mornings.
Tasked with steering Sheffield Wednesday back to the Big Time, via Grimsby and Stockport, Turner has spent the last few months insisting that despite evidence to the contrary, his glass is in fact half full.
And he was at it again on Saturday, after Oldham beat the Owls 1-0 at Boundary Park. “We will start picking up points can i wash my canada goose coat if we maintain that level of performance,” chirped the ever-optimistic Owl, as buy canada goose coat uk the play-offs disappeared over the hill.
Below Wednesday, though surely not for too much longer on current form, Notts County leapfrogged Chesterfield with a 1-0 win at Wrexham, while Stockport, Peterborough and Brentford all picked up a point apiece.
And at the very bottom, Wycombe were beaten again, this time 3-0 at home to Blackpool. But despite three wins in 15 half-arsed attempts linked site, and despite allegedly telling Thursday’s Daily Express that “the best thing for me and the club would be to go”, Adams remains defiant.
“I’ve never walked away from anything in my life,” he vowed on Saturday night, conveniently forgetting the crumpled wreck of that car crash. “And I’m not going to start now.”
The only teams below Wycombe are in the Third Division, where Saturday saw the top two squaring up, as Hull hosted Oxford in front of a baying bloodthirsty crowd of almost 22,000. Three goals in eight second-half minutes eased the hosts to a 4-2 win, and left Oxford boss Ian Atkins spitting feathers across the players’ lounge. “It was no way a berlin film festival ends canada goose jacket sponsorship amid 4-2 scoreline,” he harrumphed, stamping his feet at the injustice of it buy canada goose jacket london all.
Doncaster Rovers swapped places with Oxford following a 2-0 win at Southend, with both goals coming in the first seven minutes, and only Huddersfield of the chasing play-off pack made up any ground with a 2-0 win at home to Boston.
Mansfield lost 3-1 at Leyton Orient, Lincoln City best price canada goose parka by the same score at home to Torquay, while Yeovil lost at resurgent Carlisle United. The gap at Christmas between Carlisle and safety was something like 78 points, give buy canada goose jacket online cheap or take. Now, after a 2-0 win at Brunton Park, it’s down to just seven. At this rate, they should have promotion in the bag by March.
Barnsley 1-1 Bournemouth
Bristol City 4-0 Chesterfield
Luton Town 2-2 Stockport
Oldham 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Peterborough 0-0 Brentford
Plymouth 3-0 Rushden
Port Vale 5-1 Grimsby Town QPR 2-1 Brighton
Swindon Town 2-0 Colchester
Tranmere 0-0 Hartlepool
Wrexham 0-1 Notts County
Wycombe 0-3 Blackpool
Carlisle 2-0 Yeovil
Huddersfield 2-0 Boston United
Hull City 4-2 Oxford Utd
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Macclesfield 0-1 Cambridge Utd
Northampton 2-1 York City
Rochdale 2-2 Bristol Rovers
Scunthorpe Utd 0-0 Bury
Southend Utd 0-2 Doncaster
Swansea City 0-0 Cheltenham