dont start with the high scoring win predictions, we aint done it any other week this season so lets just get back to winning and a clean sheet, 1 nil and i'm happy. Its another game where we can easily mess up, we've already done it at least 5 times this year so lets be cautious and not (like the players imo) too cocky. Afterall lets save some goals to stuff city.
I'm looking for a solid performance that is full of commitment and hard work.
Too often this season the team does appear to have gone out expecting that the "nearly there" perfomances were just down to bad luck and that it was bound to turn sooner or later and that when it did we'd be strolling to 5-0 victories.
The Newcastle and West Brom games tipified this. A lack of doing the basics properly led to 2 appalling results. This can't be allowed to happen again.
I'd imagine that the team will be the same except for maybe Victor in for Seamus and I'd expect the Yak to start.
There's been the clamour for Beckford, but I'm not sure, based on his early season appearances as a starter, that he's ready to lead the line. The general noise coming from EFC is that Moyes got it wrong by throwing him in too early. He's getting plenty of chances as the game is opening up so I'd imagine that that's how he'll be used for the time being.
He does need to improve on his play when he's got his back to goal and that's a crucial part of the early stages of the game. His confidence won't be helped if the crowd/team are getting annoyed if he's not holding the ball up well enough.