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    A decent performance and good victory for us tonight. Still need to be more creative in attack (having Wilshere and / or Lallana fit will help with that), but we are finally retaining the ball well. Encouraging signs.

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    This is probably the worst Netherlands side in living memory though. Looking "decent" against them doesn't say very much.

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    True, they are bad; and we've had these false dawns before, where we've played well in friendlies and then disappointed when it really matters.

    But despite how bad Holland are, we looked good on the ball, and the defenders (I am very impressed with Maguire in particular) looked comfortable in passing their way out of trouble. In the recent past, we've looked uncomfortable in possession against worse teams than this Dutch one, and everyone complained about how we just used to boot it downfield. So I'm encouraged that we looked constructive and calm on the ball tonight; it's something we've been crying out for for as long as I can remember.

    If we can keep it going, then we will be moving in the right direction.