THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
Spurs Lodge, 10am
It was one of those nights against PAOK in the Europa League on Wednesday.
I felt for the lads, because they gave everything to get that equaliser in the second half but it wasn’t to be.
Of course, that result makes it tough for us in terms of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition. All we can do is go to Shamrock Rovers and try to win that game, although that will be tough in Dublin. We’ll then have everything crossed that the other result falls our way.
It’s back to the Premier League on Saturday.
Bolton are always one of the toughest physical tests in the league and I must admit I’m a little surprised to see where they are in the table.
Owen Coyle is a great manager and they impressed me last season.
What it will mean is they will be scrapping for their lives, and that makes them a tough proposition. With characters like Kevin Davies, Gary Cahill, Nigel Reo-Coker, Zat Knight, Jussi Jaaskelainen, plus the manager, you can’t imagine they will be at the wrong end of the table for long.
Finally, an update on my injury and things are progressing well, I’ve just started to run again and I’m taking it step by step, working hard in the gym every day and can’t wait to get back out there!
I like to pass my condolences to the family and friends of Gary Speed, who sadly passed away on Sunday.
The news came as a complete shock to me and clearly to everyone else in the game.
All I can do is repeat what many of my fellow professionals have already said in that Gary was an outstanding footballer who I played against on a number of occasions and a fantastic guy.
No-one has a negative word to say about him and I think that says it all. He will be missed.