If offered that at the start of the season, most people would have taken that tally gladly. What makes it even more satisfying is the opposition of Watford, Blackburn and least of all 1p5wich (more on them later) were meant to be tough games. The fact City ran out comfortable winners in two of those games and controlled the third, with only a one goal lead speaks volumes. Moving onto Poorman Rd and the first Old Farm Derby in 3 years. 1p5wich fans were gloating pre match how it was payback time and that City have no history as opposed to all their massive history. Well it appears history doesn’t count for much on the pitch and the gulf in class at 1225 Saturday in the Suffolk sunshine was there for all to see. Mick McCarthy bemoaned all the money City have. He needs a reality check, as he forgets it’s a reward for promotion and 3 seasons in the top flight. Something that seems a long way off for the poor relations in East Anglia. Tettey and Turner stood out for City in a match that lacked quality and typical derby day tackles. At the final whistle the now familiar “Top of the league at Portman Rd” could be heard all round the ground, being sung by 2064 very very happy City fans. Those fortunate/unfortunate to work with any Blues fans will surely be reinforcing the “Pride Of Anglia” song today. Saturday’s game saw nearly 5000 empty seats, testament to how poorly supported they are and have been for many years. Lastly credit to the local police force who have made vast improvements with the match day crowd management since our last visit. So well done guys although I’m sure it was Norfolk’s finest showing you the way that really did it.
Next up for city is Crawley in that cup that’s not the FA Cup, expect a changed side but one still determined/capable of winning. Then it’s back to normal with Bournemouth at home on the Saturday. This could be our toughest test yet in my opinion. However I’m sure the ex Radio Commentator (as some call him, Neil Adams to the rest of us) will have set City up correctly to overcome the opposition. OTBC