I watched the whole game against Stoke on a stream and it only confirmed what we already know.
Heskey is never going to be good enough to score loads of goals
Carew is just what people call a ‘flat track bully’ as soon as he plays against strong defences he disappears
A point at the Brittannia is for me a very good result, all the teams in the league would accept that yet on the forums I see a lot of moaning about the result in which we played the best football. With some more luck we could have a couple of goals and especially if the two mentioned above could be bothered to get into the box. When Gabby came on he still looked under the weather for me but for the past 15 minutes he made a difference down the channels and created trouble, we could have easily an OG from Young’s cross and some other half chances.
But the credit today goes to as the title suggests the magnificent two centre backs who only cost £9m between them and are without doubt the bargains of the season. Whilst Collins has had a couple of rocky weeks, today he was immense and Dunne alongside him will pick up after where he left at Man City and romp home for our player of the season.
They are, this season, easily the best centre back partnership in the league, the stats prove this and also our own vision at what we see. We know what Stoke are like, we know how they play and yet from every throw in and every corner and free kick they won everything so much so that Freidel has so little to do. The confidence that gives the team is immense.
One defeat in 2010 and that only to Man U and no league defeats is testament to that
So onto the next game at Wigan, a must win game to gain ground and heap the pressure on those above us, anything other than a win and we can forget 4th.