A blogger stuck for words, savour it.
I missed the game, and I’m glad I did because god knows now angry I would be if I had seen the tackle leading to Aaron Ramsey’s leg as it happened. The similarities to Birmingham two years ago with Eduardo are eery, the reaction by the team was much stronger.
We were one down, the goal was strangely reminiscent of nearly every goal we have conceded at Stoke – from a throw in.
The way we fought back, even after the horror injury to Ramsey, was biographic of our season so far, so many times we have been knocked down but we get up and give everything. Bendtner scored a fantastic header, it was of the highest quality.
Then there was the penalty, our captain stepped up in the final minute to put it into the bottom corner – the celebrations were for Ramsey. Vermaelen sealed it with a tap in after Cesc had been first to the ball after Sorensen fumbled it, Cesc and Sol Campbell went bezerk. The passion was there, and in the team huddle at the end.
This is all overshadowed by an injury to a promising youngster, one of the brightest talents in the English game. It wasn’t intentional but where do you draw the line? Who cares if a tackle is clumsy and the damage in unintentional when careers are at stake?
Look at the state of his leg. Look.
It was good to see Glenn Whelan stay with Rambo from start to finish, holding him whilst the medics got to him. Cesc had tears in his eyes, he’d seen it before: “In five years I’ve seen three of them”.
Right now is not a time for thinking much about the game. Its time to be wishing a 19 year old all the luck in the world in what will be a torturous comeback – lets just hope he can.
Come back tomorrow for something more substantial, I don’t want to write something OTT.
Til then. Get better soon Gordon.