An alternative look at the Championship: Quick-thinking DJs and forgetful kit-men

Singin' In The Rain

Vincent Ralph takes an alternative look at events in the Championship this weekend.

DJ comedy:

Kudos to the DJ at the Valley on Saturday afternoon. With the game delayed after torrential rain and a waterlogged pitch, what should he stick on to entertain the soggy locals and frustrated Donny fans?

‘Why Does it Always Rain on Me?’ by Travis, of course.

But did they miss a trick by not including a whole medley of rain-based songs.

‘It’s Raining Men’ by the Weather Girls…‘Let it Rain’ by Eric Clapton… ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head’ by BJ Thomas…the possibilities are endless.

Although perhaps the most appropriate would have been ‘One Rainy Wish’ by Jimi Hendrix.

That was surely Charlton manager Chris Powell’s wish at half-time with his side 3-0 down. And it ultimately came true as the match was postponed and the Addicks avoided their worst league start in 17 years.

Forgetful kit-men:

Kit-men, I imagine, have a pretty simple job to do on match days. But clearly not simple enough in the case of Millwall’s, as the Lions made the long trip to Sheffield Wednesday only to find their away kit hadn’t made the trip with them.

Cue Steve Lomas’s side turning out in Wednesday’s old away kit, a decision that prompted the hosts to score Millwall’s first via an own-goal from Anthony Gardner. Perhaps he got confused as to which team was the real Wednesday.

There was no such confusion in the second half, as Millwall’s red kit arrived and they promptly scored a goal of their own to level the match at 2-2 in the 86th minute.

Age is just a number:

And the award for old-timer of the week goes to…

QPR’s Clint Hill, who may be 34 but proved in yesterday’s performance against Bolton to still have plenty of juice in the engine.

Hill’s marauding run and cross found Andy Johnson for the only goal of the game. And the defender’s all-round performance proved he remains one of QPR’s most influential players.

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