No friendly fire

February 6 2007

Northern Ireland 0-0 Wales. Pretty dismal in the end. Not much to shout about, although Jason Koumas’s performance – from a Welsh perspective – was very encouraging. He played some superb passes, but his distribution has always been exceptional. It was his tackling and dribbling that impressed me tonight. If West Brom don’t get promoted this season, I’d really like to see a Premiership club come in for him in the summer.

And I’m still trying to figure out why John Toshack brought 19 year-old David Cotterill on at half-time, only to substitute him for Jermaine Easter midway through the second half. One from the Steve McClaren school of man-management, it would appear.

And why were Ryan Giggs and Gareth Bale on the bench? Toshack may have wished to keep his cards close to his chest prior to next month’s Euro 2008 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland, but you don’t have to be Nostradamus to realise they’re both likely to start.

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One Response to “No friendly fire”

  1. Dimps Says:

    Thomas! Great site and a very enjoyable read! I think Giggs being on the bench tonight had more to do with Sir Alex than Toshack! Dimps


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