Firstly will start by talking about last night’s match, much better performance than the Villarreal game. It did seem to take the players about 20 mins to settle and get their foot on the ball. Giovani Dos Santos again proved he has bags of ability with his superb assist for Bale to finish. I really hope Harry is prepared to give Gio a chance this season and I really hope Gio knows he needs to put the effort in before he destroys his career. Anyway overall a much better performance and a much better team effort last night. I have to add also that I really love Gareth Bale.
Today Harry has played down talks linking us with Djalo, it looks as though we will start the season with pretty much the same squad as last season. A concern for me is we haven’t really managed to ship out any players deemed surplus to requirements yet. However I expect a couple will leave the club by the end of the month. Going back to my previous point, if Harry is prepared to give Gio another chance, having seen what he can do then that is almost like a new signing anyway.
Some of the youngsters have really impressed me so far, Rose,Townsend and Walker all look like they are well worthy of playing more during the season for us. Walker had a solid game last night agaisnt Benfica and I haven’t seen Rose or Townsend do too much wrong either. It is also good to see Cudicini back and playing, it eases the keeper concerns now. I could never understand why we swapped Fulop or Alnwick and paid money on top, maybe someone can enlighten me there because I do not think Alnwick is of Premiership quality.
Final point that has been floating around this week is Woodgate, there are rumours he might be left out of the 25 man squad submitted to the league. Nowdo you agree that should be the case? If he can’t get fit then you have to say it’s the right thing to do, it doesn’t look good for him so far which is a real shame because having a fit Woody would be such a boost. The squad can be adjusted in the January transfer window so if he is not included now it doesn’t mean he won’t have a say during the second half of the season.
Well I have been busy the past few days so put a few of these thoughts into one blog, if you wish to put me in my place or discuss a few of the points then the comment box is always open below for you all. I haven’t had time to double check this one so ignore any spelling errors.
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