We’ve started scoring goals. We’ve picked up a couple of points. But we still can’t win a match.
Saturday has to go down as a disappointing result. Wigan had lost seven away games in a row, a run that even we probably would have been ashamed of in our last two Championship campaigns, especially when we went 1-0 up through Will Buckley’s excellent finish, but we ended up conceding that dubious penalty and from there we didn’t have another chance on target all afternoon.
That said, the build-up to the game won’t have helped. The seemingly perennial issue of players and coaching staff not being paid raised it’s ugly head again. Rather than fronting up, something he has often done in fairness, Ken Anderson decided to take the easy option, not attending the game and cancelling planned interviews with the local media.
Marc Iles’ verdict piece painted a worrying picture of some of the stuff that has been going on. Players were forced to stand on trains back from Millwall when any other club would have reserved a carriage, plus things like cold showers and problems with food orders wouldn’t go down well at most places of employment, never mind a professional football club.
At least we have an east game next weekend. Oh. We’re away to the league leaders. After that? Second-placed Leeds at home.