Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Colaship Review - 3 Lita Special Edition.

Today I write this review with a smile and an air of cockiness. Today this review is filled with goals and lots of joy for Bigus and the fine people of Norfolk! I will wrap up last night's Coca Cola Championship action and look back at Saturday's action... follow me my friends!

Let's start with Wolves, shall we? I mean, they are top of the table. Oh wait... Newsflash, stop the ticker! They are no longer top!

What happened, readers? They came to Carrow Road and got bitch-slapped, that's what! Pinch yourself if you must, but it's true. My beloved Norwich City thumped league leaders Wolves 5-2 last night and finally found their scoring touch. Leroy Lita hit a hatrick and even winger Lee Croft popped one in!

5 star City

It's about time. Now that we've adjusted our goal radars and found the bloody thing, we need to make sure the scoring continues and we hit some form. Recent weeks have seen us lose to the odd goal while failing to convert any one of 5-6 chances a game. This was just the case last Saturday as we lost 1-0 away to Bristol City. Hopefully now we can push on and take the chances. If we falter at home to Doncaster on Saturday, last night's performance will be meaningless.

Alright, lets head elsewhere.

If Wolves are no longer top, who is? Bongo FC, that's who. They reclaimed the top spot after a very very very late winner from Gary O'Connor 4 minutes into injury time at home to Palace last night. The win followed up Bongo's point at Burnley last Saturday, and they're now 2 points clear of Wolves at the top.

Barnsley surprised neighbors Sheffield Wednesday last night as they creeped closer to safety with a 2-1 win. Hulme set them on their way early and Wednesday's Tony Mahon was sent off on 34 minutes before both sides converted second half penalties.

Blackpool followed up their dour draw with Doncaster on Saturday with 3 points at home to Derby last night. The Tangerines edged out Paul Jewell's men 3-2.

Bristol City have hit form again with a 2-nil victory at the Valley yesterday. At the start of proceedings in August, I said they would not repeat last year's excellent form and I thought they were starting to look dodgy after losing to Wolves and Sheffield United before the international break. How wrong I was. Last night's win, along with the 3 points they took at home to my lot at the weekend, has seen them jump back into 4th place. Meanwhile Charlton have lost two on the spin and 3 of their last 4.

Burnley are 6th today after a successful trip to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. They won 3-1 with goals coming from Duff, Blake and Chris Eagles. They took a point at home to Bongo at the weekend and they are certainly looking improved of late.

Forest remain rooted to the bottom after a 1-1 draw at home with Ip..Ip..Ip..them. They lost 2-1 at the weekend and it looks bleak for Forest. As for Ip..Ip..Them, last night draw was their second in a row after Swansea took a point at Portaloo Road 4 days ago.
Swansea and Q.P.R play out a goal-less draw last night

Elsewhere last eve, Plymouth beat Preston 1-0, Reading closed in on second place with a 2-1 win over Donny Rovers, Sheffield United and Southampton and Swansea and Q.P.R were all involved in scoreless draws while Watford and Cardiff shared a point in a 2-2 tie at Vicarage Road. Finally, did I mention Norwich beat Wolves 5-2?

Last weekend's results in full...

Sheff Wed 1, Sheff U 0
Bristol City 1, Norwich City 0
Burnley 1, Bongo FC 1
Cardiff 2, Charlton 0
Palace 3, Barnsley 0
Derby 2, Plymouth 1
Scum 2, Swans 2
Donny Rovers 0, Blackpool 0
Preston 2, Reading 1
Hoops 2, Forest 1
Saints 0, Watford 3
Wolves 2, Coventry 1

Click here for the full table or see our home page for the brief version. Another Coca Cola Championship round-up next Monday.

- Bigus.


Eladio said...

Good ol' Bigus...who never met an exclamation point he didn't like.

Bigus Dickus said...

I know!!!