Saturday, March 07, 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP .............


I can only see goals in this game, both teams are now very offensive minded, Forest are creating a lot of chances and Robert Earnshaw could have had a boat load of goals in the last month, but things were just not falling for him. You know my views on strikers in form and now that he has notched two in midweek, he can be backed to follow up today. The Welsh striker can certainly expect even more chances to be created for him, with the loan signing of Gary McSheffrey likely to produce plenty. Swansea's last 13 games have produced at least two goals and they have scored in six of their last seven away starts, five times notching two or more. The only "failure" in that sequence came at inform Watford, when Swansea appeared to be distrated by their FA Cup run. "Over".

6 points "over" 2.5 goals 2.10 general quote.

3 points Earnshaw to score anytime 2.75 + a little higher in places, so shop around.


City were very relieved after picking up three fine points at QPR in midweek, that was their first win in eight starts and although it was not enough to take them out of the drop zone, it has set them up nicely for this six pointer against a goal shy Blackpool side, that are now sitting just above the bottom three.

The visitors are a club with potential, they have a large crowd base and continue to attract big attendances to Carrow Road, it would be a disaster if they were to fall out of the Championship, although Leicester and Leeds have proved that there is life outside the top two divisions. However, I doubt that City want to experience that and I expect another very fired up display today. The players have shown terrific commitment to the cause and have paid from their own pockets to fly to the game today. The cross country road journey is long and tedious and they want to be in the best possible shape for the game.

Boss Bryan Gunn was hard at work after the midweek win and the next night went to watch a Reading reserve game, after which he signed David Mooney from the Berkshire club. Mooney is a player we have discussed before, he was Irish league top scorer and POTY, before deciding to try his luck in England, he was being chased by a number of clubs and will go straight into the team today. City are a side who create a lot of chances, the eighth highest total in the Championship and have also hit the woodwork 16 times, Mooney might be just the type of poacher they need to put away these chances. By the way, he scored a hat-trick in that reserve game and might be worth a look at in the anytime goalscorer market @ circa 3.75 (Bet 365).

5.5 points Norwich City level ball 2.05 asian line.

Back later.

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