No sheet Sherlock!
Best display since Folkestone,both wing backs outstanding, back three ,middle of the park spot on,keeper thought maybe weak ,top notch! Best performance for a very long time. Really could be going places,(carried away maybe) let's dream....
First up in terms of recognition - And despite taking a chunk of my lottery winnings on the day - A shout out to Simon and the Board. A long overdue, emphatic win, probably an appropriate time to not only endorse the choice of the new blood to also in all reality to acknowledge what a pain in the arse job they all actually have and what a challenging time, personally they must all have to constantly endure. Just for the record. Us fans really do appreciate it. What an appointment by the way. Frankly, not enough typing space. Stuff you lot! Time I blew my own trumpet!
On the day, going in. Down the flanks. WSM. Thought we had to win the throw-ins and get the goal-kicking spot on. I actually thought both keepers distribution on the day, from outside the box, gave more accuracy. I never dreamt of what ensued. Regarding WSM. I don't think they had the set-up that the top quartile have in terms of distribution via the centre-half, which unduly threatens us down the right flank. A sort of half-way house. I maintain we mirrored them in style, but massively outweighed them in terms of dynamic and execution. Which is why I'm not going overboard. There are those which are more defined. But, wow, on the day, we are clearly making significant in-roads. How we cope with lesser able sides with short-passing games, (Met Police for example), remains to be seen. We have to master the external environment.
As for that Brooks goal. That is the closest thing to Football Pornography you will see! It should only be shown after midnight via Cable TV for £6.99 per night, in a dark room, to prevent teenagers everywhere, trying to replicate!
Shout-out for Luke. Stuck around when many would have jumped ship. Loyalty a scarce resource. Top lad.
Today we created our own luck. Impressive. Hopefully, an indication for things to come.
After 18 months of struggle, delighted for everyone, (including myself)!
Re: Validation Day
A couple of notable things yesterday.
Firstly, the goalkeeper. A brilliant save from the penalty and he seemed to grow enormously in confidence after that.
Secondly, Liam Brooks seems to be far more effective playing down the middle than wide on the right. He can get in between centre-halves, will run all day and makes something out of very little. Amazing what a difference a mobile centre-forward willing to run the channels makes.
Thirdly, it was seriously impressive that even at 4-0, bodies were being put on the line to block shots. At one point I counted a save and then three terrific blocks within a 30-second period.
I'll admit to being a little nervous at half-time. I thought after we got the opener we were then sat too deep and allowed Weston to dictate things. We did well to hang on until half-time still ahead.
Very positive afternoon against a good side. Now we need to build on that and put a series of results together to really pull clear of the bottom three.
Re: Validation Day
Just for the record, I have no recollection at all, what I typed last night! I blame a coach load of Villa fans on the train. I've noticed those lads are very liberal with their alcohol. Not like Wolves fans. Their more protective. I equally respect that!
Then off to Shrewsbury for a few. If ever any of you guys visit that neck of the woods check out the Salopian Bar.
Just when you think you've seen it all - Up pops - Wait for it..... - A Jam Doughnut Pale Ale! God Bless the lad who dreamt that one up!
I feel rather ill - I nearly fell in the River Severn!
Great performance from the lads and Jam Doughnut Ale! What a combo! Get in there!
This is just the start!
Re: Validation Day
There was one really big bonus for the match yesterday - the referee. It is so rare that one can leave the match virtually unaware who the referee was and what he did or didn’t do. He let play flow, and never looked like resorting to a stream of yellow cards for minor infringements. It’s fair to say that both sides played throughout in a good spirit, but even when things got momentarily heated just before the end, he quickly calmed things down, then promptly moved away towards the Weston goalkeeper to advise him on the restart.
As to the performance, it’s so good to see such quality flooding back to the club.
Edited by dw at 15:07:47 on 5th January 2020