Let’s REJOICE, a win and very much in the style of MON eh ? but no surprise today we actually played to what the players can do and not what Houllier wants them to do.
Before the game in the pub everyone was dead nervous we all knew just how important the game was and this showed during the game, the crowd was very nervous and so were the players. However for once this season Houllier did the right things …
He played Cuellar and he was great, won everything and showed the class defender he is
He played Lichaj (well had to) and what a great performance for his debut, full blooded tackles, did any one get beyond him like the vastly over rated Young, nope.
Houllier played to the players strengths, no real tippy tappy rubbish but play down the wings and we come to
Those who have been on this blog for a while will remember how much I said Albrighton was magnificent and how some (stand up Juan Pablo Anus) laughed at me, who is laughing now ? Those two crosses for the goals were world class, on the button, easy to score from and we won because of them. Marc Albrighton for me with his delivery will be top class, if not WORLD CLASS and today proved it. I said better than Beckham, well if Beckham at 20 had done the same for Man U everyone would be raving why not about a local lad from Tamworth ?
The game was not great, to be honest West Brom probably had the better of the game, but who cares, our hoodoo continued, Freidel had nothing to save (apart from the usual sloppy goal) and we hardly threatened apart from the goals. However all that mattered was the win, it relieves a lot of pressure now and Houllier can now reflect on what works for the next 10 games or so.
MOTM – Well guess who ?
Ash Young was good but not the MOTM announced at the game
Heskey proved what we missed and he HAS to stay fit
Cuellar and Lichaj proved that HAVE to stay in.
More of this at Wigan and we can look forward to a top ten finish, just do what we are good at and defend properly. The senior players showed today they want Houllier to stay so lets build upon that and win against Wigan before Xmas will make things look so much better.