Date: 19th February 2018 at 9:57pm
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Before I walk out of the house on Saturday the other half asked, ‘how do you think you’ll do today?’ to which I replied ‘well, I’d settle for a draw’ to which the other half said, ‘you’ve been saying that for the past six weeks!’

And I have.

Because, frankly I would have – settled for a draw that is.

Rotherham United are now on a run of thirteen games without a loss, the last six of those being wins – a truly great time for Millers fans and one I don’t think any of us thought we’d see.

Our last six games have been against Portsmouth (who I really wanted to beat for managerial reasons), Bradford at home (you always want to win a Yorkshire derby), Wimbledon at home who hadn’t been doing too badly to be honest, Scunthorpe away, a team I particularly like to beat, Oxford who I thought would be quite a hard team to beat and although we won three-one they were quite resilient and Shrewsbury away who I wanted to beat because I thought we were hard done to earlier in the season when they came to the New York Stadium.

But, at the back of my mind I know that a draw away from home is a good result and that drawing at home to teams around us is also acceptable.

So, I’d have gone for a draw.

The fact that we won them all is now probably going to make me switch on my superstitious button.

Yes, I know that our run has to end sometime – doesn’t it? Is it feasible that we could go to the end of the season without losing another game? Yes, of course the run has to come to an end but yes it’s feasible we could win or draw all our remaining games – would that make us the best team in the world? Erm, probably not!

On Saturday it’s the South Yorkshire derby when our neighbours Doncaster Rovers are in town. Now we definitely don’t want to lose a derby game at home and we are ten places above Rovers in the table.

So when the other half asks me on Saturday ‘how do you think you’ll do today?’ My reply will be?

‘I’d settle for a draw’!





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