Turn it up to 11 and let’s see what happens….

21 Apr

There’ll be more than a few eyes (or ears, as many Brentford fans will be in transit to MK Dons) on the lunchtime kick off between Leyton Orient and Wolves today.

Whilst I’m not sure if it is still politically correct to talk about the ‘fat lady’, I can’t hear any females, corpulent or otherwise, singing just yet. Saint and Greavsie may be firing up a trophy-laden helicopter as we speak and pointing it towards Wolverhampton, but in my eyes the title race is still open.

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.


15 Responses to “Turn it up to 11 and let’s see what happens….”

  1. Stephen b April 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    Oh dear looks like orient did not do you a favour .Never mind the title is heading to the famous old gold and black . Good luck to Rotherham in the play offs a proper side .

    • nickbruzon April 21, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

      True enough. I wouldn’t say ‘oh dear’ but the game looks to be up, barring a GD miracle.
      Stranger things have happened though.
      As for play offs, personally I wouldn’t say Rotherham are any more ‘proper’ than Preston or Peterborough. Orient clearly the weakest part of that pack – so they’ll probably steal it.

  2. WolfBane April 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm #


    I admire your optimism ahead of the last few games but I can’t see anything talking the title from Wolves now. I think it’s unlikely we’ll lose two of the remaining games and even more unlikely you’ll turn a +25 goal difference around in three games.

    Whatever happens, it’s been a great season for both teams and second place and promotion should be a good consolation, given what happened last season. Best of luck for next season and enjoy the rest of this one.

    • nickbruzon April 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm #


      I’m a football fan – its my job to be optimistic ! That said, I think now you’ve won today it’ll be a bridge too far for the Bees.
      The main thing is that the two best teams in the league have gone up. Cannot wait for next season – it promises to be a corker.

      Congratulations to all at Wolves (although you’ll forgive me if I hold off ‘officially’ until it is mathematically over)

      • WolfBane April 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

        The rotund one is singing now, Nick. Congratulations to you Bees on promotion and for making this season such a nail-biter. Can’t wait for next season.

      • nickbruzon April 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

        And ‘official’ congratulations on winning the title. A cracking season indeed.
        Roll on the visit to Molineux next campaign

  3. StuWolves April 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Well the Fat lady is singing her head off now….

    “We are the Champions my friend,
    we kept on fighting till the end.
    We are the Champions
    No time for Losers
    Cause we are the Champions my friend”

    Sorry but had to do it, you gave us a good run, but, please sing this to that horrible man of a manager of yours.

    Your fans and team certainly deserve better, take a look at Steve Evans of Rotherham, now that’s how to behave after a defeat.
    Good luck next year Bees and well done Nick for your Blogs, good work.

    • nickbruzon April 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

      Cheers Stu – obviously I’ll not share your view on our manager.

      He’s actually one of the more magnanimous after a defeat unlike the Slades or Evans of this world(whose post Sheff U/Bradford City whinging about penalties was the desperate sign that told me they were out of it).

      I will say that Mr Jackett has generally come across pretty well in the media and I’m pleased Wolves have bounced back. Its been a cracking campaign and I can’t believe how well you, or we, have both played.
      Congratulations on the title.

      See you next season

  4. martinfrommolineux April 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    We are the Champions! Congratulations on joining us and thanks for giving us such a good run for our money, see you next year when it all starts again, in the meantime enjoy the summer.

    • nickbruzon April 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

      And congratulations yourselves.

      The season has been a stunner. Can’t believe how hard Wolves pushed us. Hope we gave you a surprise or three.

      Roll on the championship

  5. CleereseyWolves April 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    Champions! (wolves fan..) I have enjoyed reading your blogs a lot this year, thank you and see you next season!

    • nickbruzon April 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

      Many thanks indeed.

      I’m still in shock by how many points both our teams have achieved.

      The stats show you deserved it but it might have been really interesting had we kicked started a few games earlier than Colchester United in late October.

      Still, this isn’t the time for looking back. The main thing for us is we are going up.

      Looking forward to my trip to Molineux next year.
      Congratulations on the title.

      • CleereseyWolves April 22, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

        Thank you! A wolves and Brentford 1, 2 is the perfect result from mine and my dad’s perspective as the bees are his ‘second team’ as he was born near there! Overall a great season for both of us! See you next season /\_/\

  6. Anglian Wolf April 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Thanks for the blogs Nick – enjoyed them – and one cannot help but admire your blind optimism.

    Still here it is for you as final confirmation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvc1yzohPXI

    The fat lady sings (sort of 😉

    • nickbruzon April 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

      Cheers Anglian. Just composing my thoughts for tomorrow’s column….

      My heartiest congratulations. I’m not going to lie – I’d love to have won it but I’d never swap that feeling we had on Friday when the final whistle (eventually) went at Molineux.

      To say I am stoked about going up is an understatement…

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