Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Table toppers

A splendid Saturday for Kazenga LuaLua - aside from the fact that he started on the bench for Brighton at Charlton, I suppose. Introduced with 15 minutes to play, our on-loan midfielder drilled home a splendid free-kick and then, deep into injury time, tricked his way past the Addicks' left-back to cross for Matt Sparrow to score Brighton's fourth of an impressive away win that keeps them on top of the League One table. Understandably, Gus Poyet is keen to keep hold of him.

Fraser Forster continues to enjoy his time north of the border too. He may have been beaten by a deflected shot from Dundee Utd's David Goodwillie on Sunday, but his team-mates pulled together to score twice and ensure Celtic have a perfect record from their first eight SPL games, and only find themselves beneath Old Firm rivals Rangers on goal difference.

It was a much less happy weekend for our third loanee Ben Tozer, however. His Northampton side raced to a 3-0 half-time lead over Hereford courtesy of a Leon McKenzie hat-trick, only to implode and concede four to the strugglers in a shocking second-half display that culminated in Tozer being red-carded for violent conduct. After a bright opening few games, it all seems to have turned rather sour and certainly the Toon first team squad looks no nearer for him.


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