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Dan’s already written his review of the game but I did just want to say a couple of things about last night;

  • whoever started singing “Stand up, if you still believe” I could kiss you – you brought a tear to my eye and I will credit you for the result almost as much as I will credit the players and Roy.
  • thank you to the stewards for not trying to make us sit down for the last 20-25 minutes, that was much appreciated and I do wonder if us all standing helped the cause in some way.
  • how dignified was Roy after the final whistle? He shook Moniz’s hand without a hint of a smile on his face, and then strolled back to the Cottage to leave the players to enjoy the atmosphere. Forget Manager of the Year – he’s my Man of the Year too.
  • I thought Aaron Hughes played a bit of a blinder. I’m ashamed to say that I don’t always notice him (that’s more to do with the fact that I sit in H2 and am too short to see what happens in the far corner most of the time than anything else) but I shall be watching him constantly now as without him, last night could’ve been a very different story.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a holiday due to start on May 12th which I need to re-arrange.