Not all the results went in our favour last nights round of Championship game, but perhaps a big thanks should be sent to old manager Chris Hughton, his new charges recorded a fine two nil victory over Derby on the Sussex coast. Middlesbrough, Bournemouth Brentford and Watford all recorded wins.
This means City slipped down to 5th place, Middlesborough at the top with Derby 2nd, but City have that game tonight at struggling Wigan, a win tonight with whatever score will see City glide into 2nd. The more we score the better our goal difference will be, at present only Bournemouth have a better GD (31) leaving Middlesbro, Derby and City on 29.
Saying it is in our own hands really has greater meaning, no slips, no taking them too lightly. Do the job in hand and nobody will or can ask more.
Watford are the team that concerns me the most, having taken maxium points from Hornets which were used in playing catch up, puts us on pretty level terms with them. But they have a tough game at the weekend at a in form Wolves.
While Bournemouth have a difficult tie at Fulham, Middlesbro also have a hard game at resurgent Forest, Derby host Birmingham and will be looking to get back on track. City have no small task of taking the points at struggling Millwall, but rest assured Ian Holloway will be getting them to get some pride back.
The next one for City after visiting The New Den will see Derby visiting, no doubt the game of the day. they are all big games now on in to the end of the season. There is one game I am sure City followers will be having an eye on is when Derby host Middlesbro on Tuesday March 17th the same night City are visiting Huddersfield.
But having both Derby and Middlesbro to visit Carrow Road is clearly an advantage for City, winning those games would be a massive 6 points and points they can not get, drawing us a little ahead of them.
While some results could have a bearing on the final out come, as long as Alex Neil's troops keep giving it their all and beating those in front of them, we can set the Sat Navs for different destinations next season.
But there is no room for error, slip ups or thinking they can take it easy. There is still a way to go and many a hard battle ahead.