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Burns on Blues: Reality check after stalemate

FIVE goalless draws in League Two at the weekend only proved how tight this division will be this season.

FIVE goalless draws in League Two at the weekend only proved how tight this division will be this season.

Not only that. Five of the other games were settled by a solitary goal while Torquay were the only side to win by two clear goals.

Wycombe's stalemate at Stockport felt disappointing at the final whistle.

Maybe because the team underperformed. But maybe because expectations have been raised so high.

There is no doubt Blues fans have been treated to some attacking, flowing football in pre-season and in the opening two games of the season against Millwall and Morecambe.

I wonder how many would admit to thinking they would arrive at Edgeley Park and canter to a comfortable win. I did.

But it was a good old fashioned slog. Gary Waddock and his players probably realised they would do well to leave with a point after 70 minutes and worked their socks off to make sure they were not beaten.

Waddock has been quick to remind anyone who will listen that his Wycombe side will not have it all their own way this season.

And he is right.

It is disrespectful to think that Wycombe are now too good for League Two and have a God-given right to go straight back up.

That is why it is not such a bad thing that they had such a tough time in Stockport on Saturday.

It should serve as a wake-up call for them ahead of equally tricky trips to Acrrington, Aldershot and Stevenage to come.

But to leave with a point after not playing well bodes well for the forthcoming season.

On a separate note I am tempted to abandon the News of the World for my Sunday football coverage.

Some braniac at Edgeley Park on Saturday gave Lewis Montrose a 4 out of 10 rating?!

Now I know many players dropped below their own high standards in the game but I did not see how they could come to this conclusion. Bizarre.

Montrose was not the worst player in Blues colours by any stretch.

I need a new Sunday paper. Answers on a postcard please.

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