2-1, Job Done. Thank You Roman!By: Robert Reed | March 3rd, 2013
Seven points clear of Arsenal, two points clear of Chelsea, two points away from Man City. Marvelous.
This was a tale of two defences. Ours was superb, Arsenal’s was shambolic.
While my thinking all season has been that we need Kaboul back, I am now wondering if he will get back in the team. Dawson is playing better than ever at Spurs (even if his unwise flashpoint with the referee nearly blew it for us) and Vertonghen is looking like our best signing in a long time.
Jan was a rock for us today and a worthy man of the match, but I think Lloris and Parker played well also. Lloris is so good at coming off his line it is almost like having another defender, while Parker had his best game this season.
I read an Arsenal blog yesterday stating that the best way to win was to smother Dembele and leave Parker to try and play the ball forward, thus losing possession. That didn’t go too well, did it? A beautifully weighted ball from Scotty sent Lennon away for our second goal and he also lay one on for Defoe late on which nearly made it 3-1.
Ah, Defoe. He got in more dangerous positions in the short time he was on the pitch than Adebayor has since he came back from Africa. Obviously it is a blow to have one forward injured as our only other one returns, but it is a relief to see Defoe looking, if not sharp, at least fit. Now let’s hope Dembele’s injury isn’t serious as I don’t fancy Livermore for the rest of the season.
Bale scored yet again, but AVB is the man we have to thank for our position. If we are a one man team then that man is he. The team has been transformed under his short reign into one which is professional and serious, yet has a smile on it’s face. Much like the Portuguese himself.
Andre is proving to be an exceptional manager and I cannot believe how we lucked out in acquiring him. So good of Uncle Roman to pay his £13m get out clause at Porto for us! We must all chip in and get him something nice as a thank you.
I love to see our manager’s reaction when we score, his enthusiasm is infectious. OK he may chose to wear a coat every game which makes him look like Blakey from on the buses, but I care not. At least he wasn’t wearing a sleeping bag like Wenger.
Let’s push on from here now. Second or bust!
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