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A Need to Hang on in There

On what was another uninspiring day it became evident that we need to learn how to hang on in there. And I’m not just talking about the team, but us as supporters as well. There is an obvious need to do something about the concentartion on the pitch when we get in front. We got it wrong last week against Stoke and yesterday we could even hold on for two minutes. Thes lapses in concentration have to be addressed. After Deli Allis first goal for us we needed to get back, get in shape and concentrate. We needed an experienced…

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Not what we wanted at all.

First game back at the Lane and the anticipation and expectation was there. News of the signing of N’jie (or clint as he prefers) was in the air. The opposition was Stoke and following last weeks opening day narrow defeat we should be able to win this one. It all started well when we took the lead (and from a corner to boot) when Dier rose to head in. nacer Chadli should have put us ahead but miscontrolled the ball allowing Butland to gather easily but he made amend just before half-time. 2-0 and Comfortable, and perhaps that was part…

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Theatre of Dreams, Not Nightmares

First day of the season and following a strangely timed pre-season money making venture to Germany an early kick off against Van Gaals’ title contenders (as some pundits will insist). It’s the stuff of nightmares to many and I was not overly confident I must say. Even when I saw the team That did nothing to allay any fears I may have had going into this game.…

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