We took my mother in law out for dinner the other week to a local pub which has a really good menu. When I asked her what she thought of the choice she replied that there we not much on there for a vegetarian, even though she eats meat!!!
The reason I recount this merry tale is that it reminds me of a good few posters on this board who refuse to be positive even when things are generally looking up.
Yes we would all like to higher up the league, yes it would be good if we could be more consistent against “lesser” opposition and yes it would be great to start turning over some of the bigger names. But I can also see a bunch of reasons to be upbeat including: • Suarez is playing out of his skin. • Sturridge has more than hit the floor running. • Sterling has been an unexpected bonus and will become even better once he sorts the final ball • Henderson is starting to look the player he should be. • Lucas is back from injury and starting to return to effectiveness • Stevie G. has emerged from his relative trough and has looked immense in the last few games. • Injuries aside we have a good set of wider, defensive players, all of whom are capable of attacking the wings (Kelly, Enrique, Glen). • The style of play we have occasionally shown recently (albeit not as consistently as we would want) is both exciting and effective. • A good run of results, including 6 from 9 in the PL.
So feel free to call me a hopeless optimist, but I would much rather be like Eric Idle in the Life Of Brian than Marvin the Android in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy!