It’s late. I’ve not long got back in from work. I’ve missed Match of the Day. However the buzz of beating Sunderland is keeping me going, and although I watched the game in its entirety allowing me a full and frank judgement first time around, I’m actually itching to watch it again, and again and again…
Hence the reason for these highlights. In truth they don’t tell the whole story of the match but they are the best that are available right now. They do however catch all of the catch all of the important stuff such as the rather scandalous handball by Seb Larsson – scandalous as in the fact that neither Howard Webb nor his assistant managed to see it, the goal, some frustrated Mackems and a red card for Phil Bardsley. Enjoy.
What makes this victory sweeter is the amount of bragging that has been coming from the Wearside direction. It’s not only the fans who have been at it though as their manager has fairly vocal about his teams fortunes. It seems Widow Twankey is itching for retribution after being made to look silly last season, and now the wait will have to continue for the fat prick.
Here is what the statistically inferior manager to Alan Pardew had to say after the game.
Quite a few people have commented on how they thought Alan Pardew got his tactics spot on yesterday. I tend to agree in truth. Sure there was room for improvement but the nuts of the situation is that we had a gameplan that we stuck to which got us the result we all wanted. Can you ask for more?
Here is what he had to day after his first Tyne-Wear derby victory.
I’ve also noticed that a few people have latched onto his comments about Ryan Taylor and how it will take a good left-back to come in and displace him. This has been construed as Ryan Taylor now being our replacement for Jose Enrique. Can the manager not just praise a player who has just scored the winning goal away at our our local rivals whilst playing out of position without anything being read into it?
Anyway, groan over. I’m too happy to groan. I’m positively chuffed in fact. This win will keep me going for a bit although, as ever, I await some form of kick in the nuts to balance things out again.
Howay the lads indeed!