Rust justice - I blame the telly

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:04 10 September 2010

The Man In The Stands

So Rusty has another sending off to his name - and The Man feels sorry for our born again hero.

Darel has always been a fan of getting his studs up, but it was hardly his fault Southampton's David Schneider decided to run into them and then scream as if he'd fallen victim to an incident involving a golf club and a fire hydrant.

So Rusty has another sending off to his name - and The Man feels sorry for our born again hero.

Darel has always been a fan of getting his studs up, but it was hardly his fault Southampton's David Schneider decided to run into them and then scream as if he'd fallen victim to an incident involving a golf club and a fire hydrant.

Anyone sat in the ground who saw the incident properly knew the sending off was ridiculous.

Problem was, our appeal involved TV replays - and somehow they got worse with each viewing - so not even the Sweet FA rectified Russell Booth's botch.

Despite all that, we really were woeful on Saturday. Still, at least we put all our nerves to bed by playing much better in midweek… oh.

You see, quite how we came away with three points against Saffend remains a mystery to The Man - so maybe something equally dismaying would have happened on Saturday if we'd had 11 players on the pitch?

We are having a wobble - a big performance wobble. If we can get away with just that, it will be job done come the summer.

But the fingernail bank is already running low.

t Tuesday night's match had it all - shocking defending, two yard passes going straight out of play, full-backs comically launching the ball straight up the air because their attempts at slicing it out of play kept failing.

Oh yes, it was the perfect advert for League One. Thank god we're closer than anyone to ending the experience.

t The Man wonders if it is time Cully ran a few tackling sessions down Colney way.

Rusty's famous high boots should really come with a health risk, while Holty's reaction to getting his red against Brentford for jumping on a player seems to be to do it more often and see how many times he can get away with it.

And Stephen Hughes is yet to grasp the concept entirely. Slide boys, slide.

t You cannot beat the feeling of snatching a game from the metaphorical jaws of defeat like Tuesday.

Anthony McNamee lit up Carrow Road the same way Ruel Fox used to in his prime.

And we should all have a new motto - Relax, it's Oli Johnson. The boy is proving to be a perfect super sub - just the kind of player we'll need to step up to the plate if we're to revel in Maximum Joy come May.

That header on Tuesday was a cracker - one to turn Carrow Road into a proper Pleasuredome, through relief more than anything.

And when Two Tribes go to war, Lambo knows he is the man who can turn things around.

Oli - hope you are feeling The Power of Love from the Barclay, because there's a lot being given.

(That's all I have).

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