I genuinely thought there was more chance of us in a relegation battle this season than getting in the play offs.
Do I think that our side is better than 4th place? Yes, I do. But we had a really poor first half to the season with lots of key injuries with Moore keeping us in the chasing pack... once most of the team got fit, well, look at the runs we've been on. Moore brought all these new players in and has them playing really well with those that were left. We were in an abject mess when relegated, don't forget. An absolute shambles. I suspect there are still issues with the club and finances and, if so, then Moore and the team getting this far is a real achievement.
We have a really lovely balance to the side now; good keeper, solid centre-halves, two really good wingbacks, a quite brilliant midfield trio, and a proper lead-the-line forward up front. This is the happiest I've been with our first 11 since, well, that first season under Carvalhal. And don't we have the top home record in the league with 16 wins, 5 draws and only 2 losses? That's f*cking brilliant. Top stuff.
I'm not Moore's biggest fan, he does make mistakes (but who doesn't), but well played to him, his staff and the players. I'm dead chuffed we've got into the play-offs and Sunderland won't be looking forward to playing us. I genuinely think we're better than they are.
Proper delighted with it and just hope we play to our strengths and put in the effort over the next 3 games. If we do then we'll be in the Championship next season. Brilliant stuff!