Wednesday, March 2

Raising the Ba

The most encouraging aspect of Sunday's win was the form of Demba Ba. Not only can he finish, his control is much better than Carlton's and he can whip in a tasty cross. He can defend too. In fact there's a hint of a young Didier Drogba in his strength and power.

He's also had a motivating effect on those around him. Piquionne willingly ran wide all game and when Carlton Cole came on he looked fired up and indeed scored his fourth goal in three games. With Robbie Keane due back in two weeks and the maverick somersaulting enigma that is Victor Obinna also set to return we have five quality strikers challenging for two places.

Our defence might still wobble but perhaps we can outscore Wigan, Blackpool, WBA and Wolves in the fight for survival.

No comments: