Neil, Mike Nevin, Nick O’Prey, Paul Machin and belatedly Andy Heaton overcome treacherous conditions (©BBC) to look back at the 5-0 demolition of Norwich City.
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Ian Ayre has a lot to answer for here. If we has signed Sturrige & Dempsey (and not bothered with Assidi) in September we would be up in the top three easily. Brendan deserves proper backing because we have one of the best managers in the league here. Let’s get behind him fully now.
Comment of the season so far has got to be ‘….Louis Saurez running to the byline is like when Steven Segal starts moving his hands…’
I don’t think anyone said Suarez couldn’t finish – well, at least not anyone who at least tries to know what they’re talking about; he’s a one in two man for Uruguay last I checked and was even more ridiculously prolific for Ajax (where he took the pens, presumably without ballooning them over the bar). For that one game at Norwich last season he was the best finish in the game, but this revision of his weirdly woeful finishing for the majority of last season seems a little odd. He was still our best player and top scorer, just most of the time it seemed he’d run the show and when it came time to stroke the ball home he’d sooner just hit the post or whatever.
This opinion is just that of course, but I think if he’d have been as clinical last season as he has been this, we would have been there or thereabouts for fourth spot, even with the 8-match ban. Brendan deserves a lot of credit for getting more out of him with his system Guardiola/Messi/False 9-style but he’s essentially still being given a similar free role; he’s just stopped missing sitters.
And on the subject of our attack what happened to that line about us not needing to play with another center forward because it would detract from Suarez even though he bangs them in for his country playing with Cavani and Forlan?
I can’t believe none of you answered to the opening question that you’d like to still have team and player pictures on your wall at home – unless you still do.
Nutmeg in Uruguayan Spanish = caño, or cañito
For the next time you interview Suarez :)
Suarez is the the king of cañito! Incredible how often they come off. As for his finishing, he takes a lot of shots from some ridiculous angles that would affect stats like shooting accuracy. He’s an intelligent goalscorer, creator and dribbler. Great player to watch and looks made for his role behind Sturridge.