Bloody hell, the opening round of results are a cause for concern. Blackpool, Leicester and Southampton have all thrown down the gauntlet in a major way. Three points away to Hull and Coventry represent a great start for the Tangerine Dreamers and Sven's Also Walkers, whilst Southampton trounced Leeds. Why didn't I pick Lallana in my fantasy team? I knew the lad was good and he certainly impressed today. Meanwhile, Ipswich have possibly emerged as dark tractors with that surprise victory over their yokel second cousins.
Early season form can be misleading, of course, but there are a few teams in this division who can play football. To finish on top of this pile we are going to have to have our wits about us - and the squad definitely has to be strengthened.
Leicester now have two consecutive winnable home games. If we don't win tomorrow, they could be comfortably ahead of us before the end of August. Psychologically, tomorrow is huge and I have a nagging worry that 60 minutes into the game we will be a goal down and long balls will be pumped forward to the accompaniment of howls of derision from the crowd. Blackpool and Southampton proved today that you can play your way to victory in this division; I hope Doctor Evil took note!