City's saviour deserved his own lap of honour

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:17 10 September 2010

The Man In The Stands

For only the fifth time in our history, we are the champions.

Yes, yes, of the doldrums. And no, we won't know until next season whether the old mistakes have been learnt from.

For only the fifth time in our history, we are the champions.

Yes, yes, of the doldrums. And no, we won't know until next season whether the old mistakes have been learnt from.

But The Man expects they have.

We were on an unstoppable spiral, bottomed out with what Gunny admitted were the two worst matches in his career.

And Lambo saved us.

For that fact, he was more than entitled to his solo lap of honour on Saturday.

t Quite who felt it necessary to play the same terrible songs on repeat while celebrated on Saturday is anyone's guess.

Here's a plea - don't do it after the Carlisle game. We'll make the noise, thank you.

t It may have been a concealed jibe but smarmy Parky had a point the other week.

Fraser Forster has been, in the words of his manager, colossal this season - more so at Charlton and on Saturday.

If I was Lambo, I'd probably lock him in a box after the Carlisle game and only let him out at the start of next season.

Seriously, there's no point him sitting on the bench in the Premier League

And why would he go somewhere else with less people in the ground at probably the same level.

Unless Lambo has a better number one lined up - which would be something - it needs to be Fraser next year.

t So Mad Cowling turned up, Lambo didn't - he was spotted around the City The Man understands - and it only took a day to almost certainly decide the whole thing is a regular occurrence.

That's the Lambo compo tribunal, by the way.

Funny how the chief Ewe has been so quiet since we stuffed them down at Cuckoo Farm - albeit after he confessed our chants were true.

The only disappointment is they won't be taking on the scum next season - we'll have to do that for them.

The Man loves and hates derbies, usually decided by whether we turn up.

We owe them at least two performances. Isn't it good of us to give them down the road something to look forward to next season?

t We did it, Leicester did it.

But The Man finds it amusing Plymouth think they can do it next season.

Obviously their striker has got to say something along those lines just to soften the blow.

But Argyle have been punching above their weight for years. Sorry, it just ain't going to happen.

At least it's one massive trek less for us. Maybe we'll finally get that season without Palace too - them being relegated that is, not disappearing off the face of football.

That would be too harsh... wouldn't it?

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