Watched this live, just got back to the P.C. Laptop in for repairs so unable to post earlier. Voted Gerrard MOTM Just because of the massive change in tempo and belief, that was evident by his presence, plus his goal. Still think big andy is a beast of a player and will come good with a little more time. I did notice a cross from the right was iminent and he automatically went to the far post anticipating a high ball. It came in hard and low and was easily cleared at the near post. Just a split second decision to take the wrong option, had he attacked the near post it would have been a tap in. It will have been noticed and he will no doubt be told. This is the sort of thing that will improve his game. It will come. As for the rest, back four solid again and Skrtles clearance from Ba was imense. Spearing in the middle, if he hassles Silva on Monday with his stamina and tackling, Stevie will be free to wreak havoc. That lad has come on leaps and bounds and is one of the relatively new lads(although he came through the ranks)in the first team, who seems to have total belief in his own ability. Bellamy just takes the piss out of everybody on the pitch with his energy and desire really. Takes something special to counter that. Stevis is in my opinion the best midfielder in the country at the moment, a step up from most but an absolute country mile on Adam, who didn't do enough for me. Again no guile or finnesse. Probably wouldn't get into any of the top 6 teams other than us. Sorry, just don't rate him.
Both Enrique and Johnson done well getting forward although Newcastle didn't offer much back so the had a reasonably easy game. Downing needs to step up a gear, we all know he is capable of a lot more as he has shown it previously. Maybe he needs dropping for a while to shake him up. Maxi produces more at the moment. Henderson seemed to come alive when Stevie came on. Perhaps he isn't confident enough playing along side Adam. Who knows. We have to consider Newecastle after a good start, have dropped 16 points from the last 21 so not the best test. Good for the confidence though before the citeh match, which I think we are well capable of winning, and think we will. Back in the chase for 4th now, mainly due to others results which was never expected, just need to press on now, perhaps our decent form is putting the others under a bit of pressure, we have played reasonably well for some time without the goals, perhaps they will start to flow now. Stevie got a good 30 mins in, perhaps 60 on monday.