Monday, December 10, 2007


'Twas a fine, fine weekend for a Bobby Convey, who appears to be nicely rounding back into form after last year's injury woes. And, mercy, what good timing for the national team, after DMB just went down with (what else?) a serious knee injury.

First, some good karma gets publicized as the public learns of the time Bobby regularly spends at the children's ward at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Then, Bobby starts in the left midfield (ah, the comfortable left!) against Liverpool, and has an absolute whale of a game. Reading went on to win 3-1. Bobby had one clear assist; and another one-touch pass that led to a PK. He was excellent on the left all day, and had his blistering rocket of a shot from about 20 yards in the first half been about a foot lower (and, thus right smack in the upper right corner), this would have been a career performance. Good for Bobby. And I'm breathing a little easier now regarding our left flank on the national team.

1 comment:

Slurpo-san said...

given the severity of DMB's injury--latest reports indicate 4-6 months, but we all know that knee injuries usually take twice as long as indicated for the player to get all the way back to full speed/strength--Bobby's reemergence comes at a critical time. If he can manage to stay in the lineup through the end of the season, he should be a near automatic choice to start on the left...unless Bradley moves Deuce back to the midfield and slots him on the left with Landon on the right. Regardless, Convey's resurgence is great news for him and the USMNT.