You never know, we could after today if the results go our way, we would need the mancs to crash though, and you know what? That’s possible.
I’m writing this instead of Pedro because once again his social life get’s in the way of his one post a week, so screw the player ratings as I find that boring and you know what I’m like when doing them.
The game started well with Denilson scoring and us going one up, I couldn’t believe he didn’t start without Diaby in midfield and still can’t, no Diaby, no Nasri and no Rosicky, he did have Nasri up top but I see him as more of a midfielder.
Anyway we were cruising but lacked that final penetration that those players seem to add and before we knew where we were we had Vermaelen sent off, and for what? It wasn’t a foul, it wasn’t a goalscoring opportunity so therefore it was neither a penalty nor a sending off, a disgraceful decision from a refereee that was 30 yards away and a lino that was unsighted, I hope we appeal.
Having said that though, in a week when the FA do nothing to scouse thug Gerrard for another assault, we get a straight red and I bet they would uphold it, or even increase it.
I thought Almunia had a blinder, very solid and a brilliant penalty save that the ESPN team kept telling us was wrong because Almunia moved, what? Every keeper moves, bone heads!
I thought Eboue had another great game and is beginning to look like a better bet than Theo, what the!!! And I will give Song a special mention because when he moved to centre back I thought he look better than Gallas, no pace but a great tackler, so maybe that’s his true position. I know he prefers it.
I thought Nikki B had a quiet game and Arshavin seemed frustrated, but it was great to have Cesc back and he was combining well with Nasri.
Campbell was again a man mountain, boy am I glad we got him back, and I thought Clichy was getting back to his best.
I thought the game changed when Diaby came on, he is so talented and now he has added consistency to his armoury, so well done son, I’m putting a word in to get you off the Marmite list!.
So on what could have been a very difficult day, the boys became men, reversing what we did last week against 10 man Hull and showing the world how it’s done. Top, top result.
Fantastic to hear that Robin is back in training this week, I just hope he can get back in time to face Barca, that would be something, having him back for the spuds and northern chavs would be a major boost as well.
I also hear that Aaron Ramsey is back at the Grove and walking without his crutches, top man, maybe he’ll make the bench for the final against Bordeaux in Madrid in May! I kid you, but I always believed he would be back fighting for his place in pre season, and he seems to be on track.
So all in all, a great day for the team, the Marmites in particular, we are now showing the signs that a great team shows when they win the league against all the odds, the crowd got behind the boys yesterday and did us proud, next up Birmingham away, and we owe them one!
Come on Liverpool, come on Blackburn, who knows eh! Have a great Domingo Grovers, this could be the day the worm finally turned.