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  • Jlock Jlock Dec 30, 2012 09:16 Flag

    Looking Better?.....

    Even though I haven't seen a full 90 minute performance, the last two games have been for me the best that we have played. There seems a bit more zip and purpose going forward.

    I'm not sure about changing the back four though - to me, keeping a stable defence is a must - but as long as we're winning and starting to put in performances, what the heck.

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    • Just dropped in to wish you lot all the best. It's an interesting progress, the team's starting to come out of their shell sort of and cause damage.
      As regards up north here, it's all a bit iffy to say the least.

      • 1 Reply to Alan H
      • Odd season so far H eh?
        Toon looking a bit bleak after last season's flurry, and Sunderland playing in fits and starts.
        I wouldn't bet on any of the bottom 10 staying up this season - a good or bad run of two or three games and the whole group changes. At this stage, Villa look a good bet to go down. And 'arry and QPR look doomed (especially given their lack lustre performance against Pool) already.

        The Joys of Football Northern Style (to paraphrase Chris Rea)

        PS For all those table football freaks out there - who remember their youth playing Subutteo - the old 4-2-4 has been relaunched. Brilliant game. Got a set for Crimbo - the last set I had was way back in the seventies...what a nostalgic pressie.

    • Hey JL,

      Have a great New Year, If we don't converse before hand,

      I agree regarding the back 4, I'd like to see BAE Vertonghen Kaboul Walker, taking current injuries into account I'd prefer us to keep Vert as a CB and Rotate Daws and Caulker, with Walker at RB and Naughton at LB, but if Gallas plays as he did against the Swans he deserves some football. I'm not sure if the rotation is through necessity or a new manager weighing up his options. We could call Rose back as cover for BAE?!

      IMO we have played much better and actually pretty well throughout December, the Stoke game was frustrating but not unexpected.

      Just how god is Bale? IMO he is the best 'fast' player in the league, the combination of speed, power and technical ability is very rarely seen.

      Oh and he has been unfairly targeted by refs recently! Defoe's dive was awful, whereas Bale was caught!


      • 1 Reply to Joe
      • It will be interesting to see what AVB does when Kaboul and BAE are fit. Personally, I still like Daws and the way he dominates aerially - but it will be a long second half of the season and with the other competitions, plenty of pitch time is up for grabs. I'd just like to see a settled EPL squad.

        Bale is quick with his feet, and good with his head. I can see him doing a Walcott at some point and looking to play a more central role. Big enough, strong enough and with the speed to scare a CB pairing to death.

        I think they should get the refs on a pitch running at full speed, and then let Bale challenge them, and see if they can stay on their feet. It's odd isn't it? If someone aims a hand at your head, you automatically move your head out of the way - that's accepted - why can't the refs then see, that even if he doesn't get 'hit', that by trying to avoid a challenge he (or any other player) could lose his (their) footing. That to me isn't diving. Difficult for a ref to judge the difference though eh?

        Here's to 2013 and Bale (and Lennon) scaring more defences to death and to Daffy scoring 20 EPL goals...!