Feb 18, 2007

Spurs to Wembley - Part II

Oh yes. That was a little bit of an improvement. Clean sheet. Four goals away from home. A bit of spirit and composure. Neat passing and some first class finishing. For once they looked like a set of players that actually wanted victory. Sure, you could argue it wasn't an outstanding performance. We didn't quite dominate possession, but then again, Fulham hardly had a sniff and when they did Fat Robbo was there to do the business. Their best chance was Mido's header towards his own goal.

Zok and TT in the middle were actually competitive. Steed gave a superbly disciplined performance. Mido with two assists, Keane with two quite stunning volleys. Time even for Berbatov to show his class with a brace of his own late on. Never looked troubled or at risk. Considering our recent record at Craven Cottage, its a bloody good result and exactly what the players needed to give the fans. Something to smile about....finally.

Jol stating in his post-match interview that competing with a touch of passion will do wonders for the team. He is of course right and its been blatantly obvious that we have lacked the basics that are needed to complement the skills and flair. Now we need to up it another level and get back to the way we were last season away from home. Everton next week. Thats a test. And I'm a lot more confident of passing it than I was 2 weeks back.

Back to the Cup. Roll on 1:30pm tomorrow for the draw, were we get Plymouth at home in the Q-F (you all know its gonna be Arsenal or Chelsea....right?).


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