I've got great news everyone!
Our Kid's just invented this time machine and he asked me where I fancied going. I said Goodison Park, this Saturday, 3pm.
Next thing I know I'm sat in the Gwladys, Z-Cars is ringing in my ears and the boys are running out and the next 90 minutes are, quite frankly, a joy. Here were some of the standout performances:
Howard - not much to do but two blinding saves and keeping the penalty out helped us push on to victory.
Back four - solid, great work down the left by Baines linking up with Pienaar who still not quite at the races put a shift in and set up 2nd goal.
Arteta and Rodwell - what a combination in the middle of the park! Ran the shown and Rodwell's winner must be highlight of MotD...?
Saha and Beckford - did their jobs, Saha getting 1st, Beckford on as sub looking really sharp and clinical final goal.
What were we worrying about? Blackburn clearly did a job and we weren't ready for them. Oh well, this is the start of our season now, we were brilliant. I've seen the future....
ps: Saturday night's Lotto numbers are 22, 24, 26, 28, 38, 40....
Mike Green, Posted 17/08/2010 at 09:02:21
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1 Posted 17/08/2010 at 14:22:49
Mucha deserving a chance now in goal, the back four should include Coleman, Jagielka, Distin and Baines. In the midfield, I would like to see Arteta and Pienaar on the wings with Fellaini and Rodwell in the centre. Up-front I would have the Yak being supported from a little deeper by Cahill.
With this sort of line-up I feel we could definitely challenge for a top 4 position this year. With regards Howard, whilst believing he is a good professional, I never have confidence in him and would much prefer if Moyes gave Mucha an opportunity or else go out and snap up Shay Given.
2 Posted 17/08/2010 at 14:25:32
3 Posted 17/08/2010 at 14:34:44
I think they will be good for a draw, they got a good result Saturday; they will be buzzing from that, and will carry that optimism into this game.
They will also note that if they can keep Arteta or Pienaar quiet, they may even scrape a narrow win. I want to be optimistic but, in my opinion, the way we lost with a whimper on Saturday is not a one off.
4 Posted 17/08/2010 at 14:48:03
You must be smacked of you tits....
5 Posted 17/08/2010 at 14:50:42
6 Posted 17/08/2010 at 14:55:31
7 Posted 17/08/2010 at 15:03:08
8 Posted 17/08/2010 at 15:04:50
0-0 it said (and the lotto numbers were 123456!!)
No good being cheap if it doesn't fucking work!
(on the plus side, delighted about the three nil)
9 Posted 17/08/2010 at 15:11:21
Shame on ye.
10 Posted 17/08/2010 at 15:34:52
What precisely has he done to deserve a start? He's unproven at PL level to my mind. Pitch him in against Huddersfield, maybe ....
11 Posted 17/08/2010 at 15:40:38
12 Posted 17/08/2010 at 16:17:37
13 Posted 17/08/2010 at 16:58:52
14 Posted 17/08/2010 at 18:35:26
15 Posted 17/08/2010 at 21:45:28
16 Posted 17/08/2010 at 21:48:22
17 Posted 17/08/2010 at 21:57:52
And good to see a shaft of positivity counterbalancing the stygian pessimists predictably doing their thing.
I would certainly expect the boys to be busting a gut to atone for Blackburn, and I'm counting the hours until I take my seat in the Gwladys, which will be bouncing...
3-0. Not unrealistic.
18 Posted 17/08/2010 at 22:11:03
I'm gonna make like a tree, and get the hell outta here...
19 Posted 17/08/2010 at 23:14:49
20 Posted 17/08/2010 at 23:20:52
21 Posted 17/08/2010 at 23:34:31
1st Goal - Hibbert backheel from the edge our area (LEFT FOOTED)...
2nd Goal - Distin 60 yard screamer
3rd Goal - Saha.... more chance on the 1st 2 on current form... Doh!
22 Posted 18/08/2010 at 00:01:09
23 Posted 18/08/2010 at 00:05:34
24 Posted 18/08/2010 at 01:40:45
25 Posted 18/08/2010 at 02:14:12
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