Leicester home. What was the score? Won 2-0
"Eased to victory," "a comfortable win,"
are they talking about us? It sure sounded easy. Two early goals settled us down, it certainly settled me down sat here with my cup of splosh. The 2nd half was a bit of a non-event but the manager and the players cannot be criticised for closing the game out preserving energy and fitness levels. I fancy Megson will get Leicester sparking but by all accounts they were crap today, but maybe we made them look crap, have you thought about that?
Obviously I don't mind who scores, as long as they have a sword on their shirt, but it was satisfying to see both the strikers get on the scoresheet. Iwelumo with his 3rd of the season and Varney getting off the mark against the club he's supported since a boy.
According to eye witnesses Semedo was quality today. I really liked the look of him early in the season and one has to remember that he is only 22 and new to the country and the league. And how much did he cost us? Er, nothing.
Mills and Bougherra also claimed man of the match type plaudits.
7 games gone and we are in 2nd spot with Stoke the one team that beat us in 5th. Officially a bloody good start. 10 games is probably a good time to give the table a good look and the next 3 league games each look tricky in different ways. In fact we now embark on a bit of a road trip as they say here. Luton in the cup Tuesday, a time for some other squad players to stake a first team place, Iain Dowie's Coventry Saturday, who got stuffed today for the 2nd time in 3 games and then Hull away on a Tuesday night, a reet proper tough northern night game.Who was at The Valley
: Blackheath Addicted
; All Quiet
; Addicks Championship Diary
; Frankie Valley
: The Times
; Sporting Life
; Kent Online
; The Blue Army
.What Pards' said
: "Semedo had his strongest game since he's been here. He made the art of the simple pass look easy. Just like Makalele sets up attacks for Chelsea, he did a similar job for us today."A bottle of fizzy pop for
: Semedo. Pardew has spoken very highly of the 22-year old and he has played in every game this season. Has the ability to dominate midfields as he did today.