Well, Saturday came and went, didnâ€™t it.
Enough said about that too â€“ we deserved a draw purely for an excellent final twenty minutes, but we wasted the whole first half looking distinctly average and largely bereft of ideas, which is of course a worry. I donâ€™t remember having a shot on goal until the 60th minute.
And itâ€™s not like tonightâ€™s going to be any easier, but as the arsebloggerman points out, if we can pull something out of the hat (a win, not a rabbit), then it will indubitably be our best result of the season.
We have a lot to prove â€“ a lot â€“ and if it doesnâ€™t start being proved tonight, then when will it be? Weâ€™ve won just once against any side currently in the top eight â€“ Wigan away â€“ which, in a roundabout way, sort of sums up our season. Put another way, thatâ€™s seven points from nine games.
At least weâ€™ve got Kolo and Eboue back, eh? Small mercies and all that. In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion that only when we have two full-backs back is this season really likely to kick-start. Think of all the options Cole and Lauren (or Eboue or Gilbert, as it will have to be) give us, with their overlapping runs. It adds a whole new dimension to our game, something we could really do with.
Tonight, well me, Iâ€™d be delighted with a decent performance and a draw. Really, I would â€“ which is of course another indicator of how our season has been.