Nearing The Summit?

Last updated : 04 February 2007 By Adam King

You know the ones, the statues with legs like Hollywood ‘it girls', pushing Ikea book ends up the hill. The amount of times I've looked at them and thought “uphill struggle, how appropriate” numbers, phew, almost 6. However, as Bob Dylan once wheezed – they times they are a-changing, for no longer are we scrambling up that muddy bank only to slide back down like those fans at Wigan in ‘88. With Niall and the boardroom boys supplying the funds and the ambition, Keano whipping the players into shape, and fans filling the seats again slowly but surely, we're starting to climb the table steadier than Thora Hird on her stannah.

I don't want to get to ahead of myself, but Saturdays win, another clean sheet, the fact we're now twinned with Trinidad & Tobago, its all going in the right direction – upwards! Yes, the playoffs look like our best chance, but who'd have turned their noses up at those when we were sitting bottom of the table with a temporary manager and a ramshackle squad? At that point I was convinced we were heading downhill fast, into the murky waters of league 1 and beyond, but that's actually what's now happening to Leeds, which is turning out to be very amusing.

So, we're 2 points off the play-offs, and if we keep our bottle and put a decent run together we can cement a top six place easily, and who knows, maybe we can chip away at the top two, stranger things have happened – Jon Stead's scored 2 in a week!

Yes, the squads hardly Premiership class, and yes, we'd be odds on to come straight back down, but the calibre of players we could bring in with guaranteed top flight football and the continued backing of Drumaville is an exciting prospect to say the least. The possibilities are endless, I mean, would YOU be able to say no to Roy Keane? In a football sense that is…

I say throw caution to the wind, and lets go for it, if we miss out this season then so be it, did anyone REALLY expect us to go back up as runaway champions? We've endured worse spells than this in our time. I just think we can do it, I really do, so lets push up that bank and get those stickmen a drink, supporting the lads is tiring enough, so those poor sods must be knackered.