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    Off the bottom of the table

    At long last and I hope never to be there ever again.

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    Sorry to say we could be there tomorrow if Norwich get a draw at Spurs...but yeh hopefully not

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    Small steps and I fully expect to be back there on more than one occasion as the season unfolds. But, crucially, we beat one of our rivals and that's what it'll come down to.

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    This was a massive game and Iím hoping one that will be remembered for years to come as a turning point. Sounds like the crowd responded to the teamís better fitness and commitment. That is a big step forward.

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    the thing i liked the most today, is that the everyone dug in and ran their arses off.

    Almiron covered Manquillo when he was caught out, Lewis had a solid game, Shelvey again played well, Joelinton doesn't give two fecks, he gets stuck in, Wilson took his goal brilliantly. Willock and Maxi started to look like the players they were at the end of last season, full of direct running.

    If we can build on this, i can really see us picking up a couple of points in December

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    Tell you something else: Almiron is always a fast break threat that must make some lower teams think twice about pouring everyone into their attacks.

    Hope the approach to games continues to balance more towards attack so we're not defending for 90% of the match.

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    Howe already is adding value to a lot of players we thought were totally useless under Bruce. Let's hope his good work continues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alberts__Lob View Post
    Howe already is adding value to a lot of players we thought were totally useless under Bruce. Let's hope his good work continues
    Just shows the state of a manager Bruce was, he inherited a well drilled team who were tactically astute and hard to beat.
    Bruce simply undid all the work Rafa did and turned the same players into relegation fodder.

    I hate that fat cnut and all the media buddies that backed him

    Howe is getting the lads back to where they were slowly but surely, maybe its too late but it will be a rollercoaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by TANYA_ View Post
    Just shows the state of a manager Bruce was, he inherited a well drilled team who were tactically astute and hard to beat.
    Bruce simply undid all the work Rafa did and turned the same players into relegation fodder.

    I hate that fat cnut and all the media buddies that backed him
    Agreed.

    He trashed a solid team, taht with a good manager could of been comfortably mid-table.

    Had the takeover gone through when it should, I'd love to have seen what Rafa would of done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinitoon View Post
    Tell you something else: Almiron is always a fast break threat that must make some lower teams think twice about pouring everyone into their attacks.

    Hope the approach to games continues to balance more towards attack so we're not defending for 90% of the match.
    That has been the huge difference. Not having to defend for such long periods.

    Bruce never seemed to get it into his head that the time you are not defending you are attacking or preparing to.

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