Last home game. Time to all pull together.

Last updated : 25 April 2003 By Michael Morris
Imagine this,

Cardiff beat Wigan. Not impossible.
QPR beat Crewe. Not impossible.
Chesterfield hold Brisol City to a draw. Not impossible.

Should that happen then we can get automatic promotion at Crewe next weekend. With that knowledge City should be buzzing. There should be anticipation and excitement, a huge crowd should be expected to see what could prove to be a massive turning point in our fortunes.

The reality is different, defeat at Peterborough, defeat at home to Colchester last weekend, friction between the Chief Exec and the fans followed by another defeat. 0 points from 9 available, no goals scored.

Now City fans are worried about getting the point needed to ensure the play offs.

I've been critical, I've been down, I've expressed my feelings but as I do before every game I have high hopes that we will win.

Andy Legg agrees with me, he's spoken out at the doubters who think our season is over already

"Some people are walking around saying that we won't even make the play-offs but there's no talk of that in the changing room and we are determined to prove those people wrong," Legg told the Echo

"It's disappointing to hear but it makes us more determined so it's a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing is we are sticking together and are determined to put it right.

"We are playing for pride. We are playing for the people of Cardiff. We want to get promoted, the fans want us to get promoted and everyone at Cardiff City wants us to get promoted, especially Sam.

"There is a great atmosphere in the dressing room. There are a lot of stories in some papers saying we are not together but we are, you saw that against Bristol on Tuesday night.

"We need to perform on Saturday and get a point because the pressure is still on us to make the play-offs but let people write us off - let us be the underdogs for a change."

So this Saturday it's Cardiff v Wigan. The Ninian Park crowd must show some solidarity, the players must shake off the blanket of pressure they seem to be under at home and together we should be able to pull off a result. Imagine the mood on Saturday evening if we can see that a win at Crewe could see us promoted. The doom and gloom has to be lifted whether we go up automatically or not. If we miss out on second place we have a 1 in 4 chance of making it through the play offs. After last years disappointment it will be hard for the fans but surely the players will not let that happen again.

Here's hoping that we can still do it automatically. I hope Lennie thinks the same way and has not resigned himself to the play offs and tries to hold out for the draw. Even if Crewe win tomorrow and we can't go up anyway I'd like to see the players put in a performace that the fans can be proud of, we have been starved of good football this season, lets end the season on a high.