What a game on Monday! We avenged the 3-0 in the second game of this season and in what style! No one told me Andy Carroll had a mean left foot! We just talked about the head. With this we have completed a double on the Manchester clubs, scoring 3 goals in both the game.
A lot was expected and promised from our new strike pair of Carroll and Suarez. We saw glimpses of that yesterday and I am sure there is more to come as they get more game time together.
Sitting up at 12:30am for the game to kick-off I was nervous. We had just come off a 2-1 loss and they had scored 5 against Sunderland. Obviously I was ecstatic after the game screaming my head off at 2:30am when the game finished much to the chagrin of my neighbors.
What a turnaround this season has seen. New owners showing that their intensions, getting the King back in the kop and most importantly getting the supporters and fans of this great club focused on the thing that we have all come to love. The game.
This game last year we had Masch not wanting to play, a hopeless manager tactically clueless and no pass and move. A striker who had set the league ablaze in the previous season searching for form and a general lowering in the moral. This game we had two world class strikers for the price of one, more threatening in front of goal than ever. Two lads from the academy who were promoted to the first team because of injuries and mostly because they deserved it.
It was a lesson in motivation and man-management to watch the King constantly encourage and give tips to Flanagan. And did he deliver. He was up against an England international in James Milner and he responded in style, with the kop cheering on his every touch and move. What needs to praised here was the work ethic of the team as a whole. This is a TEAM. Every one contributed going forward and every one helped out defensively. Carroll was mostly the lone man up. The passion for the club, the commitment from the players and the will to win was there for every one to see.
Moving on to the midfield Lucas and Spearing have been touched upon in the previous article by Ben Carr so I wont go there. Suffice it to say that what I really loved was that they did not let us miss one Steven Gerrard. The keystone and captain of our team.
With the will to buy big names from the owners, the academy producing good players, the future is bright, the future is RED!
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