No “Dear Colin” or any other salutation in the latest post-match missive from Steve Bruce, but his team got the result we wanted so all is forgiven …
The one thing the squad needs today is a pat on the back. Every time we’ve come up against a bit of adversity we’ve come out firing.
We showed great resilience and arguably this was one of our best performances of the season.
In the first half in particular, the football was a joy to watch.
The players were determined. One player isn’t bigger than the club, especially ours with our history and tradition.
It’s about time we drew a line under everything now. It’s up to me to make sure what we do now is the right thing.
Blackpool are very open and terrifically entertaining to watch. Today, though, we punished them.
We got sloppy towards the end and the referee gave them a ridiculous penalty that put them back in to the game.
Kieran came out with two great finishes. I’ve asked him to play left back, centre midfield, left midfield, all over and I think he revels in that attacking role.
Well done to Kieran. He gets on with it, he’s a great asset to the team because – probably to his detriment – I can play him in any position.
All the best,