Rotherham United got their third consecutive draw on Saturday away at Preston North End with the result being one-one.
That’s three points in three games.
Which, definitely isn’t promotion form. But, then again, who is talking about getting promotion? I know our Chairman Tony Stewart has been quoted as saying his club must dream the impossible with the target being the Premier League, which he went on to call ‘the promised land’ (Sky Sports 25th September). But I think he was merely saying that’s the target and not actually the aim – well not this season anyway!
But we are doing better than last time we were in the second tier of English football – now don’t go shaking your heads at me because we are.
The last time we were in the Championship, two years ago, around this time we’d just drawn away at Ipswich which came after seven consecutive losses and our only win up to then had been in August at home to Brentford. We were on seven points.
So far this season we’ve had three wins and we’ve got fourteen points.
In 2015 at this stage we’d got nine points.
I think it’s OK to think big but I think the biggest thing that should be on Rotherham United minds at the moment is thinking about surviving. And, in my book, the biggest thing about surviving is having a team who look out for one another, step in when ones makes a mistake, take on an unfamiliar roll when needed.
I’m sure we’ve got the players to do that and I’m equally sure we’ve got the man management to make sure those players do that.
So what about us fans. We can have a moan and a groan, we often do, but we’ve also got to have belief. We’ve got to get behind the lads not have a go at them when things aren’t going right. In the last three games I’ve seen that happen.
We are not going to win every game, we are not going to even draw every game. But, as a fan what I want to do is to stand at the end of a match and applaud my players for trying and show them how much I appreciate that effort.
What about you?