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Amazing really, everything that failed under TM now seems to be working.


Emnes - Terrific tonight, workrate, touch, intelligence

Leadbitter - Long range passing, workrate, leadership in the middle


In fact, the whole team have an instant feel of confidence as if the shackles have been taken off... what a difference.

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