Happy days with the win and fair play all involved. Other clubs now realise a shit and narrower pitch won't suit us. Hopefully our groundsman has been told as it hasn't been the best recently.
IE deserves a medal with what he's done over the past few months. Players playing for each other and the club.
Gilks - happy as fuck when he comes out to grab a cross. Can't remember him failing on a cross or a high one, but a bobbly bouncer in front and the butterflies flutter. Fingers crossed he won't get battered and go off one day and it could be a turning point this season. No excuse for no keeper on the bench now.
Jones - happy for the lad. Seems a good honest trier and knows his job. Popped up today and glad he did. Doing great.
Baptiste - no nonsense. Knows his qualities (reading the game) and his liabilities (pace). Decent passes when he has time and gets rid when he's in the shit.
Santos - whoever (and I think it's IE) has taught this lad the art of defending deserves a medal. Improved leaps and bounds over the season and a proper, proper defender. New contract well deserved. Man mountain again.
John - bobbly, shite pitch doesn't suit, but still class on and off the ball.
Williams - something significant changed with him and that was his positioning when we didn't have the ball. Watch - a ball played into one of the oppo in front of the back 4 and MJ is face to goal and winning the second ball if there's any slight bounce off. That aside he breaks up play and has a decent engine and wins the odd header even though not sure he's any idea where he's heading it to.
Lee - class. Lot's been said about his ability and the fact he's playing a couple of leagues lower than he could. He's a massive team player. In instances where his football brain is slightly ahead or a team mate fails to control, there's no frustration and he just get's on with it.
Sarcevic - I like him. Shame about today and the injury. A poor man's Campo in a way. Problem is his mis-control is three yards and not one, so he can't dive on the ball and take a quick free-kick.
Afolayan - raw talent. They tried to wind him up and got on with it. Obviously brought up on a decent surface so not not exactly suited by the odd bobble. He'll be a 'good little 'en' as my dad used to say about David Lee.
Delfounso - quiet today on the ball, but made space for others with his movement off the ball. Worried sometimes that he isn't a David Reeves trier type but doing a decent job.
Doyle - nothing but admiration for this lad. Never his game today with the oppo set-up and shite pitch. We don't have a 'big lad' hold it up type. IE knew that, hence no Miller.
Elbouzedi - great job when he came on. We have no lump to hold it up so the IE instructions were obviously, run the channels and hit the corner. Chuffed with him and the fact he looked a bit trimmer.
Isgrove - am I unconvinced? Maybe. Does track and holds the ball up ok at times. No idea about the diagonals aimed for his head. One for a decent surface and the sun shining for me ..... and an extra yard of pace.
Arthur - learning his trade at a late age. Obviously listening and doing what he's told. Like him. Been around a bit and the 'arm round the shoulder, this is what you can do and will do' treatment is working.