Thursday, 21 January 2010

The Glorious game!

It happened. Zola came to the Midlands looking for a point with a 5 man midfield, 4 at the back and young Nouble up front for his first game, and he got it. The whole team did well; Faubert, Upson, Spector and Tomkins were great in defence, ably supported by Noble, Parker, Kovacs, Collison and Behrami in the middle. I felt sorry for Nouble as a lone striker up against the man-mountain that is Richard Dunne in the Villa defence. The young lad could have put the Irons one up within five minutes but a perfectly timed off-putting tackle kept the scores level.  Green played out of his skin with at least 3 great saves.
Then you look at Villa. An attacking side if ever I saw one with Heskey (later Carew), Young, Agbonlahor, Milner and Downing all playing. AND THE HAMMERS HELD THEM, speaks volumes, don't it? I ran out of superlatives three days ago. Now last night the local claret and blues put 6 past Blackburn with a response of 4. Amazing, innit? Excellent game last night as was the one the night before between the real Manchester team and the one in red.
There, that's the end of that.

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