Comparisons are odious. This one proves it.
Back to the nitty gritty and the bread and butter tomorrow,along with any other cliché you can think of. After all,we cannot live by European nights alone.
Except of course that ours was a European afternoon,thanks to various restrictions imposed on us! Still,it was a pleasure to watch-and as NANA said afterwards,the first goal was like crack cocaine,the number of times he watched it and loved it.
The second goal though reminded me of the old Billy Connolly joke about his Uncle Jimmy,who had never seen a train crash before! There you go,DT-show the grandkids the medals and the bank balance,but you really live the dream when you fit a Billy Connolly punchline!
Of course,that is being overly harsh on the young fella. He has been a major presence,and looks more and more like a tireless attacking midfielder as he overcomes his early injury problems added to trying to fit into a dysfunctional side. We are far from that now,and I hope and expect that his performances will continue to improve as much as his obvious confidence has.
The jersey is his,he doesn’t have to apologise for it.
Tomorrow sees us play a team who won two more trophies than us last season,despite us getting a rather peachy 100% of the previous twelve awards. Should we be concerned? Aye,of course we should. Every game has three possible outcomes,and if they were all that easy to predict,then the bookies would be skint and not me/us. AP has us going into games with a self belief and confidence that has been lacking for maybe two seasons,going into the game with an eagerness to please.
It must be terrific to go into a game wanting to impress your manager instead of wondering if he was actually bothered about proceedings. And I think that is starting to show. And so too is the quality from various areas in the pitch.
When players are confident in themselves,confident in the ability and desire-and more importantly,the effort of themselves and their team mates-guess what? They can relax!
Counter-intuitive,yes. You need to try harder to be able to relax? Yes. Absolutely.
Your team mates need to know that you are putting in a shift,you need to prove it. Once everyone can trust each other,everyone can simply relax and do what they were put on the planet for.
To play football.
And we have seen some darn good examples of that lately. More of the same,please.
On the subject of playing football,I read yesterday about some halfwit Jambo trying to compare someone to Lubo.
Football Scotland – Edinburgh on Twitter: “Barrie McKay has been likened to Celtic legend Lubo Moravcik by ex-Hearts star Eamonn Bannon. Is that a fair comparison? https://t.co/1il0Nl4iAR https://t.co/TESh7026o2” / Twitter
Once I stopped laughing and realised he was actually serious,I just thought back to what Eamonn Bannon is best known for.
“Get Bannon aff!!!”
Anyone who thinks there a player in Scotland who is fit to lace Lubo’s boots is deluded. Anyone who pays money to hear him say that though…
I wonder if the fact that McKay is a former Ibrox player has anything to do with it? Ach,naw. I’m just paranoid.
Tomorrow is what it is all about,and every match thereafter. Nothing to do with what a nonentity thinks. Improvement on the training pith,on the field,in the league table. We are definitely seeing that,and it needs to be constant and continuous.
And we have the manager and the players to do just that!
Above article by BMCUWP