Posted on Thursday, 8th November 2012 by lordofthewing
We just beat Barcelona. We just beat Barcelona? Is there anything more that I need to add? Yes, we were absolutely fantastic. Adam Matthews was impenetrable, Kelvin Wilson & Efe Ambrose were rock solid but Victor Wanyama is a player going to the very top in the game.
Over the two games we got a 2-2 draw and the best team in the world ever only led us for 5 seconds.
But, want to know what was just as good? In the second half we actually used our possession very well against far superior opponents. For 45 minutes we looked dangerous for the meager amount of time we had the ball. That is progress.
The Green Brigade display was one of the best, sorry, THE BEST I have ever seen at CP and in Europe.
I sometimes wondered if the aura that surrounds our club makes us like the unicorn of the football world. At times it’s hard to fathom what it real and what is myth. Make no mistake the day after of 125th birthday it’s hard not to believe that we are living and breathing fairytale.
How can we have bad from that result? Easy.
While it’s harsh to say anyone was poor, it’s not harsh to say I think we were lucky that the Lustig / Commons axis wasn’t ripped opened and exploited. It lacked the discipline of the left hand side. This column defiantly having a love / hate relationship with Commons.
Though we are walking in the air like Aled Jones on skunk did anyone really enjoy those 90 minutes? It was heart wrenching, gut busting and a torturous watch. If you found it enjoyable I’m sure you will enjoy some Tory MP’s $ex parties. You sadist!
The aftermath. How the in the name of wee man do we follow up that or get the team focused for the weekend? We are now a scalp. A notable scalp. This is a massive test for the management team and also for the players who have been found very wanting when faced with this situation previously.
If we don’t get right, how much egg are we going to have on our faces? We are now in pole position to finish 2nd in the group. We could still finish out of Europe all together.
Despite the monumental nature of the result, in real terms nothing has been achieved.
Interesting times ahead.