2007/08 Review: October – featuring Scunthorpe United, QPR, Bristol City, Burnley and West Brom

Oh October. Where to start?

The Yellows were held to a goalless draw by Scunthorpe at Carrow Road three days after the Sheffield Wednesday defeat, and dropped into the relegation zone.

The following Monday and the trip to winless QPR live on Sky proved to be the straw that broke Peter Grant’s back.

The Wolves game was supposed to be the low-point of the season, but QPR was absolutely awful. Grant simply had to go, and he did.

Jim Duffy took on the role of Caretaker Manager…and promptly lost 3-1 at home to Bristol City in his first game in charge – although we did score for the first time since 15th September so it wasn’t complete doom and gloom.

Duffy’s next game in charge looked like being almost as disastrous as his first when Burnley raced into a 2-0 lead inside five minutes at Turf Moor. Chris Brown’s first (and last) City goal at least made the second half more interesting, but Burnley held on for the win.

October’s last match was away at high-flying West Bromwich Albion, who cruised to a 2-0 win.

And I almost forgot, we signed John Hartson on loan. John Hartson!!

Monthly Stats

Games played – 5.

Won – 0.

Lost – 5.

Drawn – 1.

Goals Scored – 2.

Goals Conceded – 8.

Win %- 0%.

Position after last league game – 24th.

Monthly verdict

October was the real low point, but fear not, a hero was coming…

Check back tomorrow for the review of November, featuring Ipswich, Watford, Plymouth, Coventry and Blackpool.

Filed Under: History


About the Author: A Norwich City fan who still loves Grant Holt, just. When I visit Fortress Carrow Road I can usually be found in the Jarrold Stand with a cornish pasty in one hand and a kit-kat in the other.

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