With a point against Villa (should have been 3) and apoint against the Arsenal (could have been 3) I think that is a great return against 2 of the top 7 teams considering Villa have spanked us a few times at theirs recently as well as Arsenal, they do 4´s, 5´s and 7 for fun against us.
The footbal in the second half against Arsenal was a bit negative, we got pinned back and swapped, but with confidence a bit shakey from the FA cup, plus the midfield 2 were never going to go on mazy forward runs, it was a great overall result and 4 points from the Gunners, no one else has yet managed it this year!
The football is improving at Boro, sometimes it feels like 1 forwards and 2 back but we are picking up key points against good teams. We should have picked up points at Liverpool and Reading was a bit unfortunate too.
Derby next, hopefully 3 points. Then into a tough run of Man U Chelsea and Spurs. I dont think there is any need to fear these teams, infact I think Man U and Chelsea should be worried about us!
We owe United one and it would be great to keep the league race open by triping up the next big team!