As someone who loves to watch Football being played in most intricate, the most artistic, puritan fashion, Barcelona did not disappoint.

They delivered a performance, not just a victory, but they put on a show, a spectacle that teams across the globe will aspire to for the rest of my lifetime.

There isn’t a team in the world that can stop Barcelona in full pomp, yet at least. You need luck and you need to be lethal when you get the opportunity.

I allowed myself the smug satisfaction that we nicked a result at home, nicked is the appropriate word though. We were very fortunate and we were lethal up front with RvP converting an almost perfect almost-impossible finish and Arshavin showing the skill and composure we paid so handsomely for.

We have the nucleus of an amazing team. We do need to retain our top talent first and then invest heavily in top talent to take our squad to the next level.

If we can be consistent, we can win trophies but that elusive consistency will again escape us unless mature, successful, driven players are purchased. Including a nasty central midfielder to teach Song how to boss a midfield – I’d even consider giving Van Bommel a season. Well I wouldn