02 Jan 2017 19:36:05
Not too many posting about the win we had today. If we lost I'd say there would be 3 times more posts about it.
First 80mins were hard to watch but the last 13 were brilliant obviously. Funny when Valencia came on the game completely changed.
Imho Barkley was thoroughly deserved motm. He was right on the button. From the start he was playing ball and not over thinking things. Davies handled himself very well and looked a true professional. A mention also for Mori thought he was solid. I thought those 3 in particular were the best.
Lennon was the only one I thought was not in the game but at the same time he helped out in defense regularly.
Good win. Onwards and upwards. Well done to all involved.
02 Jan 2017 19:53:05
Hi NBTB my sentiments exactly, fantastic win, new lad was great and so to was Ross, i really would keep him and with a few new recruits in the window we would be buzzing good to get 7 points from 9 over the Christmas period with games coming thick and fast great result, good post mate GuernseyBlue.
02 Jan 2017 20:07:56
I like the look of that lad Davies, agree on Mori, at times his timing and reaction have been lacking rather curious for an Argentinian International. Yes Ross was in the game, think sometimes some of the critics don't understand Koemans comments on him, hence rumours of swap deals or being sold, when he is going nowhere.
02 Jan 2017 20:31:36
Isn't it funny how we are talking about winning a game in the last 10 minutes when the same players last season were only ever losing games in the last 10 minutes.
I wasn't at any stage nervous that we would lose today once we had scored. So much better under Koeman.
03 Jan 2017 05:39:43
I agree with you NBTB. Think Lukaku also deserves a special mention. Despite his little tantrum about the penalty, his hold up play and distribution in the second half was probably some of the best I can remember seeing from him.
IMHO him and Barkley often need to carry the team and get a lot of stick when they can't do it week in and week out which is not really fair seeing as both of them are still only 23.
03 Jan 2017 08:40:29
Some very good points in these posts. Barkley def man of the match. Davies looks composed. Valencia BIG contribution. I would add Mirallas and Baines both starting to look fitter again.
03 Jan 2017 08:44:05
Yes CToffee I was in two minds whether to mention him or not. He did have a good game and his effort level has improved a lot this last while.