Here come the County!!
Shall I go ahead and pencil in Filip Kiss for two goals in every remaining match this season?
The on-loan midfielder scored two goals for the second match running as Ross County cruised home to victory after taking much of the first half to settle into their rhythm. Sandwiched in between his goals was a goal from forward Yoann Arquin in his debut match for the club. Arquin’s goal was no beauty- he deflected/got in the way of a cross from Jordan Slew- as it came off of his stomach/chest, but as my high school coach used to say, “They all look great in the paper the next day!”
Speaking of debuts and of Jordan Slew, most County supporters didn’t know that the club had signed defender Yann Songo’o on-loan from Blackburn Rovers (also Slew’s home club) until he ran onto the pitch wearing the number 28 shirt this afternoon. By all accounts Songo’o had an excellent match- as did Slew, and Arquin, and Kiss, and Oikonomou. Just imagine if we could have some of these players for a full season… Failing that, hats off to Derek Adams and his staff, they know how to find just the players the club needs at times like this.
So County are now undefeated in 2014, are out of the relegation spots, within three points of overtaking two more clubs and have taken 10 of the last 12 available points. All of which bode well for the club ahead of their next five matches, all of which are against clubs in the lower half of the Premiership table (County being the sixth club in the bottom half). I’m not booking my trip to the Europa League finals quite yet, but a month from now that might not be as silly a notion as it is in this moment.
Finally, I’d like to point out that the “backwater” of Dingwall- where no “good player” would ever want to play- now has a roster with a Greek, a Slovakian, a Cameroonian, a Frenchman, four Dutch players, two Swiss players (errr…assuming Mihael Kovacevic returns to the club…), and Irishman, a Northern Irishman, and of course, more Scotsman than you can shake a stick at. Just sayin’…