...it shouldn't be this exciting going to Old Trafford for a League Cup tie surely?
I hope Mick still rotates the squad about, making 7 or 8 changes from league game immediately prior to it as will keep squad players fit and interested. Guess some of the senior boys will want to play though which makes it awkward.
I'll definitely go, but people do realise if we go up we'll have games like this every other week?
Not good to play on the pitch in these conditions as it chops it up too much - if there are 20k paying spectators turning up you don't really have a choice....but for tonight the groundsman will want it cancelled.
Think there is an ad that is taking ages to load and means I can't do anything - have put on ad blocker and all works fine now.
Just constantly says 'Processing...' at bottom of window (Chrome) and then I get the option to Kill the page as it is unresponsive. AdBlocker has solved this so must be to do with that but I don't like to leave that on on TWTD as know that stops revenue.
Maitland-Niles is something else, that touch to bring the ball down over his shoulder before little interchange with Pitman was just different class. He was excellent on and off the ball and we need to manage him carefully to keep him fit.
Whilst Murphy has picked up a knock, he looks like a player that hasn't had a pre season, annoying that he is in Ireland squad as that 2 week international break to work on his fitness would be handy.
Douglas is good off the ball, but his distribution was woeful last night, I'd been told he is an attacking midfielder who was playing in a good passing side last season - his distribution was worse than Hyam's last night and I think we miss having a Bru/Bishop in there who can pass incisively forwards.
McGoldrick has to play, he is just pure class (even though his goal was an OG as headed it into defenders back!), once we stopped going long we looked like we could cut them open quite easily.
Knudsen looks a hell of a find, his positioning and touch were so good, and he made excellent decisions between when to play and when to just clear his lines - excellent technically and seems to have picked up pace of English game very quickly.
Chambers got caught out badly a couple of times, including when they hit the post, still not comfortable with that side of the defence.
Great save from Bart at the end and he had a quiet game, some of his kicking in first half wasn't very good though.
I backed Sears FGS and 2-0 so was a doubly happy an, the finish from Sears was sublime - made it look very easy but if you can see a replay of it from behind the goal you'll see just how good it was.
And to anyone moaning when people are celebrating being top of the league in August, what better place is there to be at the moment?!