Andre Villas-Boas – a man supposedly under fire from his players, if you believe anything written in some of our daily newspapers – oversaw our historic win over Manchester United on Saturday and gave credit to his players once again.

The victory was secured with goals from Jan Vertonghen, Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey and while Shinji Kagawa’s goal ensured a nervous half an hour or so plus not enough Fergie time (how did he keep a straight face when he complained about that?) we held on for a memorable victory.

“We were outstanding in the first and second half, but in different ways,” AVB says on the club’s official website.

“The first in our offensive football and attack-minded work, in the second in how defensively disciplined and concentrated we were to get the result we wanted.”

Andre was then asked what impressed him the most,

“There are so many things. Both centre-halves, both full-backs were so disciplined, tremendous commitment from everyone in the first and second half, desire to play in the first half, desire to defend in the second half,” he added.

“There were some great, great performances from players who are an inspiration to everyone.”

The win was our third in a row and takes us to fifth in the table. Next up in the league is Villa at home on Sunday prior to the international break.




  1. Fantastic preformance from every player,dont look like a team unhappy with managers tactics as reported in some rags over weekend,now that we have raised the bar by beating manu I hope the assholes who booed against QPR dont start again if were not winning by 2 or 3 goals at half time against villa.

  2. Totally agree thfckiller, we need to get behind the team regardless of what is happening on the pitch. Lets start to trust AVB and his project and be prpared for more ups and downs this season.

  3. Take Fergie’s comments as a compliment. Didn’t see him complaining in the first half when he couldn’t wait to get his team off the pitch!
    Defoe was brilliant again. His movement helped create all 3 goals. Thought Caulker was immense given his age and experience.
    That result would have never happened with Arry

  4. We are so lucky to have dembele we could have missed signing him so easily, there was a lot of talk about us wanting to sign him but we were not in no paticulor hurry to get him . No thanks to Daniel Levy

  5. Its hard to say who was our best player to be honest. I loved the way Sandro and dembele play together. Solid, physical and a world class combination. We lost our confidence in the second half which is strange considering the ball skills of a lot of our players . We’re crying out for a world class number ten. We need sig or Dempsey to get a hold of the ball and I’m not convinced by either to be honest. Once our injury list subsides it’s going to get very bleedin exciting for the season.

  6. Absolutely brilliant…..
    Watched it with a Man U fan. No need to say I was LOVING it…..
    The whole team performed througout. The diciplin and focus on show in the second half was fantastic. No stupid mistakes no fooling around just good solid defending and still with a lot of pace going forward.
    If I have to single out anyone it has to be two;-)
    Sandro and dembele in the middle. WORLD CLASS.
    Parker will get a good run in the cups this season.
    But as Kenny said earlier, lets not get carried away. We are still implementing a new system. Expect ups and downs a least untill Christmas.
    In Levy and AVB we trust.
    Lets get behind the guys.



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