With two goals beautifully crafted by Dawson starting things off, and then a combination of the efforts messrs Assou-Ekotto, Gomes and finally Bassong, we created four memorable finishes that the opposition must have loved watching.
Judging by Redknapp’s stupid team selection, it was quite clear that the club had no intention of letting a decent performance result in progression to play either Wigan or Bolton. Why else would you, on an almost unplayable surface, elect to field a team of mini-players who can only get it down and pass it?
Dawson’s dismissal must have been especially galling for him personally as it denied him his first hat-trick for the club…the way he was playing it would surely have not been long coming.
Our next opponents, Blackburn, Bolton and Sunderland will also be gutted that he will not be around to face them, giving them that vital advantage of a 12th man.
Only 27 hours to go until the window slams shut…and now with Keane, O Hara and Townsend now gone…..I ll get myself a blank piece of paper and see how Harry is going to manage to fill his 25-man squad for the next 15 games……although I m pretty sure that he can only now do that by including 3 keepers (none of whom are anywhere near good enough) and with the “on paper” inclusion of embarrassing crocks like King and Woodgate ….and even then he will be struggling.
I do hear that Daniel has Jose’s home number …….stranger things have happened, watch this space!