I normally HATE being in the Pub when we lose a game, but actually I enjoyed that game yesterday.
For the first time in a while it felt we were playing a different level of football - not in terms of passion etc but a proper "intelligent" game of cat & mouse football that is often the hall mark of top of the table clashes.
Sure we didn't have the guile to actually break them down, but in these games you get one chance and have to take it - Mane had other options and chose the wrong one in reality, but would never blame him for Ben Stokes's last over or anything else.
Sure the numpties will moan but for me we came of age yesterday, we took on the Champions Elect and we hardly gave them a touch, and simply lost to a misjudgment not even a mistake - where Clasie ended up on Morgan not Pelle or VVD/Jose.
When it comes to the Fairy Tale and Leicester, I have a different reaction to many. I actually believe that COULD have been us, certainly under MP and even possibly last season. Great starts and just a slight weakness in the squad to cover for when Pelle had his bad Decembers. A lack of belief that we could actually do that and no additions in the January windows.
Leicester have got there by avoiding injuries to key players, let's face it, they have used the fewest players of any EPL team. It COULD have been us and next season it does mean it could be ANYONE.
Game changer that is for sure.
And then the cricket.
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It wasn't Stokes' fault that Mane didn't chip Schmeichel.....