Date: 25th September 2011 at 11:37am
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Good afternoon.

“There’s players missing, but that’s not far away from our best team, I’m not saying it’s our best team, but there’s enough good players in there to make it very difficult to dislodge them out of our best team.

We’re very, very strong and I think we’ve got the makings of a really good side.”

That’s what our tight lipped, ashen faced supremo had to say on matters. I’d say this was , not a Manchester side. As discussed previously, Wigan aren’t very nice at playing football. Heaven only knows what their table manners are like.

Good to get another win under the belt; I listened to Johnny Clarke on the Danny Baker show in the morning, had an enjoyable fritter of literally a couple of  quid in the bookies at lunchtime … there have been worse Saturdays.

So to the ratings..and this week you get words and numbers.

 6.832 Another game where he little to do. Gomes must be twisted by the irony that he is more than capable of having to stand up for 90 minutes without falling over and only concede one goal.

 7.013 As rough diamonds go this boy’s a pretty polished example. Reminiscent of ’s early appearances in that he’s a good going forward and too frequently less good when defending.

 7.123 This guy must surely be growing on fans. My feeling is that is Mensa badge is in the post but he has a shot on him like Nelson’s flagship and a willingness and desire that many would do well to imitate.

 7.738 Ledders influence off of the pitch I never bought into. I don’t believe in lucky charms. But his effect on the pitch is tangible. Assured and commanding let’s hope he can team up with Gallas for the gooners.

 6.879 Not the best shift he’s put in and of course it was the attempted through ball to that was intercepted and led to the goal. That said, he’s no fool and he’ll be kicking himself today

 6.992 A very good performance but perhaps by his own standards not quite top draw. Was he out of position? Yes, he should be in the middle. 

 7.062 PNB subjected to some horrible assaults masqueraded as challenges yet again. Sadly an indication of how very difficult he is to dispossess. He’s an asset. Wish he was 5 years younger, but hey.

 7.053 Who done yer hair, mate, the council? Ho ho ho. If that was back from injury then we can only look forward to an increasingly exciting season ahead from the boy. A solid performance.

 8.202 Another afternoon in the playground being better than lots of the other boys and consequently getting picked on as they can’t compete. Two reds for now for idiotic challenges and I would expect that figure to rise as the season progresses.

 8. 193 Super goal. I would say that on an average day of football we see at least half a dozen shots like this ping over the cross bar. The usual negative – he just cannot manage 90 minutes. 

 7.022 Appeared to be a bit off the pace compared to his last few outings and when he wanted to come off, gave him short shrift. You need to look after thoroughbreds Arry, lobbing them a handful of carrots just won’t it, I’m afraid.