RUSSELL SHOULD ENJOY HIS GOOD DAY
IF there was one manager I’d have liked to change places with last Saturday, it was Russell Slade at Leyton Orient.
There’s 20 minutes to go, you’ve just gone 3-0 up against ten men, away from home on the first day of the season – he must have sat there at Brunton Park thinking ‘Life does not get any better than this’.
I’ve been in this game for years and I never got days like that too often. But trust me, when it happens, there’s no better feeling.
Poor old Greg Abbott must have wondered what the hell was happening, but fair play to him – to lose 5-1, lose four top players, then bounce back to beat Blackburn in the League Cup three days later was a great result.
That’s the kind of resilience you look for as a manager. And by the same token, Russell will know that it could just as easily go the other way for him, too.
That’s why you always hear us managers droning on about not getting too carried away when you win and not getting too down when you lose!