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I've just read the post about Steven Pienaar below. I agree that the bloke has been an absolute revelation and should be signed ASAP. Having read the post it made me realise that Pienaar's success has been in part due to a seachange in Moyes's approach to games.

While he has had a better quality of player to pick from this season, he has moved with the times and, instead of turning exciting creative game-winning players into a dour defense-minded unit as was his wont before, he seems to have gone out to win games in a far more positive and attack-minded fashion.

I know the quality of recent opposition has not been of the standard of Man Utd and Barcelona but this should not be used as a serious criticism right now. Yes, stiffer opposition may be a real acid test of how far the man has moved on but right now, with a full squad to pick from, Moyes has taken the right approach.
Kieran Fitzgerald, Dublin     Posted 30/11/2007 at 20:50:04

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Michael Kenrick
Agreed. Perhaps today is that first acid test...
Pete Moore
1   Posted 01/12/2007 at 17:29:10

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Acid test? Yes! Did we pass? I?m not sure. This seemed like a game (second half especially) where we needed Gravesen and McFadden on the park. Not injured (as far as I?m aware), so where were they? I?ll take a point though....they battered us first half.
David Barks
2   Posted 01/12/2007 at 17:36:45

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A draw was a fair result. They’re a very tough side, not the Portsmouth of old at all. Both teams had chances, both teams played with 5 in the midfield from the start. We went with 2 strikers first, tried to get a goal, but both sides just canceled each other out. A clean sheet away from home against a good side and we’re still unbeaten. Not a bad day in all honesty. Not pretty football but that can be said for both teams today.
Tom Lynch
3   Posted 01/12/2007 at 18:25:10

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What are the words of the Pienaar Shuffle? Heard song in Nurnberg... very funny. Great player.

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