I miss those days badly. I was so proud of the team that day with the way they fought for each other and took no shit.We have some real mong JCL fans that still complain about being embarrassed by our players actions that day. I was fucking proud of them and overjoyed and actually enjoyed the jostle at the end more than the match!Absolutely love his face when he pushed that donkeyfaced *word censored* at old TraffordHonestly after I posted it I meant to go back in and name check Ralph. I expected augie to pull me up on that one tbh as I seem to recall he is/was a fan of Ralphs?That's harsh on Lauren
In fairness to Sokratis apart from getting overlapped a couple of times he did ok there and offered more fight and grit than any RB since Dicko.
Tbh it looked to me like he was playing a flexible back 3 that could shift one player over to become a 4 with cover for the backs depending on which side we were attacking or defending. Kind of a little bit like the flexibility GG used to do where Bouldy or TA6 and the other full back would all move over one place to help out Dicko or Nutty as required.
Also not having the work rate of Torreira in front of the defence would dictate how they position themselves.
But yeah good call. Ralph was quality for a good while and hard as nails too.
I have a framed high definition photo of Keown in the air over VanLongFace on my office wall at home. Arms outstretched like wings he looks like a particularly ugly evil vampire swooping. That was a team that could play and could fight for the right to play too.
I fondly tell my 15 year old nephew about that day on many an occasion.