Made it !…..what an atmosphere…brilliant. There was no way anyone could have criticised the support last night. Everyone still cautious and worried no doubt…but no silence this time and after a couple of dangerous moments we survived. Great to get this penalty taboo out of the way also and what does fate give us…? ….West Ham at WHL…..a chance to revenge our last defeat.
I did think Mr Walker was a little fortunate not to get at least a yellow, just been watching it again but take nothing away from the lads they kept plugging away against a stubborn and obstinate Hull and eventually had their just rewards.
I have to say that my heart goes out to Lamela. The lad is obviously struggling to integrate not only into the side but also the lifestyle/ culture/language etc and if I wanted anyone to score their penalty last night it was him. I just hope the lads are able to lift him and not let it affect the boy too much. I’m sure that if he in particular to all the rest, is given sufficient time and encouragement then he’ll prove the critics wrong. £30million on the head of a 21yr old is a massive weight.
Eight changes to the starting side from Sunday (and all substitutions used) so your views on that please and one last thing. I can only presume from the selected team that Adebayor has played his last game for Spurs. He travelled for Europa League, strongly rumoured to play and nothing. Once again yesterday morning it was strongly rumoured he’d start and never even picked. Let’s hope January sees this sorry (and costly) matter ended once and for all.
So Everton away, another tough match but a couple of our title contenders haven’t got it easy either…Liverpool wont give much away to ‘them’ and maybe Fulham can come alive against Utd….