Well that is the best we have played since...well since were 5-0 up against Burnley certainly. Some of our play has been nothing short of scintillating, with Barerra and Piquionne impressively to the fore.
What a pity Cole has been listening to his shrink and thinks he can take penalties. As soon as I saw him lining it up, I knew he would miss. What did he say yesterday, "Sometimes footballers think too much". His great goal against Spurs was, on his own admission, because he just turned and hit it. That long delay before he took the penalty was always going to be a problem for Mr Bag of Nerves in Front of Goal".
How many shots have we had on goal? More than in half a season under Zola, but we still haven't scored. Jääskeläinen is showing Green how it is done, sadly, and you have this horrible feeling that it will all go tits up second half. We really needed to turn our superiority into a lead before half time, especially as Dyer will depart before 70 minutes are up.
We are using the flanks superbly and Parker is pulling the midfield strings brilliantly. Piquionne's movement has been superb and his lay back for Dyer was pure class.
Bolton, meanwhile, should be down to 10 men. That Davies foul on Ilunga was a potential ankle breaker. Gabbidon needs to put his chin on Davies' elbow early in the second half to get the bastard sent off.
Lee and Petrov remain threats and Noble is still an accident waiting to happen based on that shocking free kick played square on the half way line that so nearly led to the Bolton opener. Thank God it was Elmander who was clean through!