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Think its right to break up the game the way you have. The first 20 minutes or so we really did dominate. Out of the traps like a flash and no answer from WHU.
After that, credit to the hammers they muscled their way back into the game. Also got to give credit to Cole who was almost unplayable. I say almost as I've got to give a lot of credit to both our center backs for all but nullifying what was a man on fire.
I do however think they were lucky on the two goals. Can't complain too much, as there is no way we can say we out played them other than the opening 20, but they also did not create that much in terms of clear scoring chances. But then again that is the Alyidice way, it isn’t pretty but it works, and credit to them.
But think the biggest thing for me was the character we showed. Yes Johnson's opener was a piece of class, but the fight back showed our steel, which I hope is a turning point for us. I got to give huge credit to Henderson who I think put a bit more muscle in further up the park, as until then we'd been pushed back a bit. Also credit to BR for making the move as taking off Lucas potentially left us exposed with Cole playing so well for them, but he went for the points, and it worked.
Agree, what was with Carlton Cole? He looked quick and very buzzy, I always thought he was whoop, let's hope he doesn't join the list of media 'transfer targets'!
I didn't really praise Hendo much but when he came on he looked very bright and confident, his confidence is definitely on a high, got to credit the manager for that and obviously the lad who has played his way back into the managers reckoning at the expense of his own guy, Nuri Sahin.