Date: 22nd January 2011 at 8:49pm
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Here they is then…

I’m sure that highly esteemed contributor Fatfish won’t object to me sharing that which he very kindly shared on the previous blog.

“Just got back to hotel after game & beer today (more beer due shortly). Not read anyone else’s thoughts yet, but here are mine.

Deserved a point, but that’s all. Hutton woeful for the goal.

Daws & Gallas were rocks. Bassoon, OK considering not used to LB.

Lennon gave the ball away far too much & will never play a decent final ball. How can a premiership player get away with.  If he can’t do it now, never will.

Jenas. End of, I’ve lost patience with him now. How are we going to find out if is up to it if he doesn’t play?

Pienaar, did OK but I don’t he was used to the amount of movement that we play with, but will be fine. VdV. OK but frustrated & frustrating. Cut out the diving.

JD, offered himself but never really given too many chances except for the poor miss just before HT.

I’ve left till last on purpose. If this guy doesn’t win player of the season, there is no justice. I don’t just mean for us, I mean PFA, football writers, Ballon D’or …next Pope?

The man is just unbelievable. There was one point in 1st half when he rode about 5 tackles retained possession & played a stunning ball to Pienaar. Even the Geordie bar stewards stood & applauded.

One other point. The army totally out sung the Geordie boys. I was in amongst the fans & the support from our fans was brilliant.”

Reports from the front-line like this are invaluable. :daumen: