MOTD: shearer - no pen, Wrighty - pen.
It’s such a 50/50 call and we would all be going mental if it was the other way round. At last, a bit of luck our way.
Fazakerly, I honestly thought it was gonna be given, first dibs it looked a pen, but the replay shows it in a different light, however I think we’d all be pissed off too had been the other end, …..where was he suppose to put his arm, it was in a natural position when the ball hit it, he didn’t move his arm towards the ball….so no pen…and the Correct decision….
….bit of a weird one for me, at times we looked like we were running thru treacle, other times the pace was spot on, in my pre match post I thought Thiago should have started, and he should have, there was more cohesion when he came on, before it was a bit haphazard, sometimes players got in each other’s way, or it looked like it did, too much side to side stuff, and my biggest frustration is too much f***in about at the back, we need to be better and quicker clearing up defensively,
Thought their goal was superb, that Paqueta fella is worth keeping a eye on, and Bowen lit himself up for interest as well, their goal seemed to kick us up the arse a bit and from there I thought it inevitable we would score, but once we did I was thinking we could run riot now, we didn’t obviously but we were in control and fairly comfortable,
Still in favour of Trent going walkabout but not all the time, again we seen last night it caused some confusion or even some doubt in players minds, so it needs tweaking and some fine tuning yet, but it is a valuable asset to have, Moyes alluded to how he wasn’t sure how to set up against it in his pre match interview so if causes so other managers will have the same worries, that is fine by me….
Like most I was concerned chuckin Joel back in but more humble pie for me, thought he was superb and my MAN of the match, oh look wokey’s I used the word ‘man’ I really hope you are offended !!
Along with Trent he was superb and that bullet header was just sublime, timed to perfection, no f**ker was saving that, again Gakpo showing why he for me he is a very clever addition, his touch, his vision, has pace, can obviously shoot, Klopp doesn’t sign sh*te players, end of, and Cody for sure is another stroke of genius, he’s still remember in his initial season as too is Darwin, and both next season will flourish,
Wasn’t a vintage performance but we did what was necessary and got the job done, another win, another 3 points and moving in the right direction, we got Spuds next, their in a bit of chaos so a very good time to play them and rub more salt in, we’re in 6th a point behind Villa with a game in hand, win that we’re only 3 points behind Toon & the Scummy Fuckpigs, albeit they’ll have two and or 3 games in hand over us respectively, but with most either fighting for survival or European football, points can be dropped, it’s a tough ask to reach 4th but not impossible and until it’s mathematically impossible I’m not giving up on us getting there,
WE GO AGAIN !!