the pink palermo wrote:I think we are being way too modest. We battered them, flippin' murdered them first half .
Up the Junction wrote:
The two key differences yesterday were 1) Closing them down in their own half and 2) Getting the ball forward, quickly.
Fair to say - or too simplistic?
Fair .The workrate from O'Neil, Hitz, Noble and Parker was excellent : played a good pressing game with Piq also helping out .
Noble sat deepish in the first half - his passing was good - ish .Sometimes when he gives it away it's because he has tried to create something which some fans appear not to appreciate .
Mostly though their appeared to be real desire : Upson was simply superb yesterday, and Green pulled off at least one save that would have been no embarassment to concede a goal for .
I was shocked at how hard O'Neil and Hitz worked .At one stage Hitz sprinted full tilt 70 metres to shore up our defence - a good pro demonstrating a will to win .What a boost to our better players to have one or two reinforcements to help out .
That was a team on a good run we beat yesterday .Can anyone remember us beating a Liverpool side more comprehensively ?
In not too many weeks we could have Keane, Cole, Collison , Dyer, LBM, Obinna all on the bench.......no defenders obviously
If only we had started the season with this squad , think of the heartache and aggro that could have been avoided ...................
I've consistently backed Grant and said we won't go down , and I'm happy to say we appear to be hitting our straps at exactly the right time .