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Well, that was crap. Crap, crap, crap, crap. The couple of thousand who stayed away were smart — if they chose not to waste their time and watch it on TV. Conserving energy for the Champions League is all well and good, but this game was played at a slower pace than a warm down. [...]March 31, 2008 / Comments Off / Read More
“You don’t know what you’re doing.” – Perhaps it’s the first time a crowd has sung that to itself as Avram Grant made two substitutions to turn this thriller from defeat into a victory and push us up to second place. When Makelele and Ballack were replaced by Belletti and Anelka 20 minutes from the [...]Continue reading …
The odds on Avram Grant lasting to next season have just become about as long as Barnsley’s of winning this cup tie. So it could happen, but several things — such as a league title and a Champions League trophy — have to happen. In this game several things happened to provide the entire country, [...]Continue reading …
Don’t let the frantic last 15 minutes fool you. We deserved to lose because we showed little desire to contribute anything to the game. We were negative from the start and only looked like we had any passion after Spurs took the lead. The match facts are that Cech made another big game mistake to [...]Continue reading …
A just result in a game where we gave the ball away more than we had done in total until now in 2008. The first half was a horror show of misplaced passes and only one team looked likely to score and it wasn’t us. Yes, many of us will point to Mike Riley bottling [...]Continue reading …
Now that’s entertainment, but it raises the question of whether we want that or results. This was fantastic entertainment in the second half, but we dropped two points to fall six behind Arsenal at the top of the league. Both teams could have won this, but we had the better chances and Portsmouth had to [...]Continue reading …
Another routine victory apart from Nicolas Anelka scoring his first for us in a display that confirmed his class. Played on a mess of a pitch in front of a Division one sized crowd, the first half was tedious in the extreme to the committed. Goodness knows how a neutral managed to stay awake. All [...]Continue reading …
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