words: David Marples
Not now, QPR.
You could have broken the big old duck on any of the previous occasions. Well actually, we’ll keep that point from the November 2016 game since that point turned out to be pretty crucial in us staying up by goal difference. This time though, it was really quite important from our point of view that you kept the run going. Not crucial, you understand, but quite important to us.
By doing what you did – with your immense performance from Tony Leistner and your dogged defending - you went and made us all a little irritable, increasing the possibility of families in and around Nottingham falling out about serving Yorkshire pudding with Christmas dinner or who left all the wrappers in the Celebrations box. Hope you’re happy with yourself.
Don’t turn around and smirk to your mates.
See the thing is, it’s the first time in ages that we’re hovering around the top half with intent and we don’t react particularly well when stuff like this happens.
Don’t look at us like that – you know full well what we’re talking about: playing your role in two successive home defeats to mid-table opposition. You could have pulled this trick any other time – apart from that time we mentioned earlier – but you chose THIS time? Poor timing, lads. Inconsiderate timing at best.
And while you’re here, is it you that has been eating all the Maltesers from the box and leaving all the Bounties? You kept that quiet, didn’t you? What else have you been up to? Don’t think we didn’t notice that you sent James Perch to Scunthorpe, by the way. We might have been slow to pick it up but it's out there now. You’ll be sending Joel Lynch to Bolton if we don’t keep an eye on you.
What’s that? Well, yes. That might well be the case and you might well have a point and of course the big picture is important and don’t tell us to go and get some perspective and yes we realise that generally speaking things are going well but we don’t need to hear it from you, alright?
Now be gone. We’ll see you at the end of the year when all of today’s shenanigans will be forgotten and we’ll be the ones grinning and smirking on the other side of our faces. It could happen, you know. Mark our words.
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