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  • not_blonde_really not_blonde_really Jul 25, 2009 22:38 Flag

    Last night's game

    Agreed second half was much better, I thought Naughton was brilliant - got stuck straight in and did a good job. Livermore did well with the goal, but it was the exact sort of ball that Defoe should've been on the end of; he was poor all night.

    As was Jenas (I know you'll be shocked to hear me say that!). He got stuck in a lot, which is wherehe's normally critised, but seemed unable to do anything with the ball afterwards.Palacios also had a bad night, couldn't pass to save his life, and Lennon's crossing was back to the old standard. Corluka was anonymous for most of the night.

    On the flip side Hutton did well, Huddlestone shone for me - barely put a foot wrong in either CB or AM roles. Gomes looked as though he felt really confident and comfortable in his role, and Cudicini made some good saves. Gomes was clearly number 1 from the showing, but great confidence in the back up. Thought O'Hara did well, and Modric was great.

    A couple of the youngsters did well but the substitutions were coming so thick and fast I can't remember who was who.

    The atmosphere was rubbish! I got the impression it was the acoustics (and lack of proper fans - no interesting cheers and loads of people leaving 20 mins early, I was really glad they missed the goal!), but it was really quiet. Maybe that had something to do with stuck up in the Gods...

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    • NBR,
      Totally agree. The catalyst(s) for the second half 'revival' seemed to be moving The Hudd into mid field and RK doing his usual hard work up front ...... or it could just have been the fact that Barca put out their U14 team.....

      Jenas was on the ball far more than I've seen him for ages. Palacios - I'm still not convinced about him at all. I think he may end being a liability.

      But hey - all we need to do is to beat Celtic by 1 more goal than Barca beat the Mummies and we win the cup! Should be an interesting couple of games tomorrow.