Bloody hell. It's all very well winning at Dagenham and Redbridge but beating Real Zaragoza suggests Doctor Evil may have drilled a winning mentality into his troops. That is now four clean sheets in a row and, just as importantly, we also managed two goals in the game. Taylor is off the mark and Sears looks as if he has rediscovered his confidence in front of goal!
What other positives were there? An assist for Barerra, and for Parker - and they are few and far between as readers of this blog know. Reid looks as if he has grown up over the summer and he and Tomkins looks a more than half decent centre back pairing. Then there is J Lloyd Samuel who looks as if he is on the point of joining and O'Brien looking decent too, as does Spence. Then there is Taylor striking the post from a free kick - another problem area solved already.
Amazingly, we dominated the game against a side that finished 13th in Spain's top division. OK it is only a friendly. OK we are further forward in our preparation but still...if we can carry this form into next weekend, Cardiff shouldn't present too much of a problem. Just think, Piquionne, Cole and Nolan might start scoring soon!