So we lost, again, forvthe third time in a row no less! We scored thanks to an own goal for the second time away from home. But do you know what? It wasn’t all that bleak, and the warm round of applause the Reds exited the pitch to is testimony to that.

Ten minutes without concentration cost us tonight, against a side unbeaten in the league at home so far we put in a credible performance; much better than I expected – and more people would expect the Spanish Inquisition than to have predicted Smoulds to put a 4-4-2 formation out!

Cohen was cracking at left back, which is unfortunate as he’s also cracking in midfield! We should clone him forthwith. We need to be ruthless in taking our chances, if we are in forthcoming games our unfortunate early appearance in the relegation zone shouldn’t prove ominous yet.

More later when I’m done travelling; my battery is running out!