It was a good win and really needed.
The performance was positive, we played with a lot more authority and asserted ourselves far better than we have done in previous weeks – Ravel Morrison at the heart of everything good we did.
I think Harry Redknapp and the backroom staff have generally always been honest and accurate with their appraisals of our performances and the quality of the squad. They’ve never shied away from the fact that scoring goals was a problem for us, and they’d identified early doors that playing a 4-4-2 formation was going to cause us problems and they’ve even been accepting but unapologetic about our lukewarm performances.
Oh dear Rangers – that was the worst possible outcome that could have happened.
It was a tough pitch to play football on, and both teams struggled to deal with the surface at times and that didn’t help with the final ball at both ends.
You can’t really complain with the outcome here. We were outfought, outmuscled and outplayed for the majority of it, and you can’t really say they were spectacular either – it is what it is and we’re being made to look very ordinary at the moment.
Well we were back to one of those typical encounters where there was little creative inspiration on show and both teams sort of went through the motions until the end. I have to say – the team selection didn’t seem right from the outset. It looked to me that we were set up for not […]
Well that was a lot more like it, wasn’t it? That was a proper game of football, where both teams played well and went all out to try and win the game. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and felt it was one of the best matches we’ve seen in years.
That was probably the worst football match we’ve seen at home this season, it was devoid of any real quality.
It’s a bit like Groundhog Day at the minute. We were pretty poor in that first half, it’s a repeat of many of the games we’ve seen this season where the other team have played well but not taken their chances. And if you don’t do that, then we can brute force our way out of trouble.
This was an important result, we needed those goals, so it was a big win for us in a match that for a long period, could have went either way.
This was a big win for us and one we dug out of nowhere. It was a fortunate three points in the end, but very welcome at the same time and won with a goal that was a real Rangers goal, and just how we like to see them going in.