We don’t carry player ratings as part of our match report but after putting it to the editorial team I have officially been appointed as The Mag jury and here are my marks (out of 10) for the mackem match;
Ryan Taylor (6)
(For Santon 46mins) Ben Arfa (8)
(For Cissé 72mins) Shola (8)
(For Ryan Taylor 89mins) Lovenkrands (not on long enough)
Following on from their new contracts, Colocconi and Krul gave commanding performances and along with Shola and Ben Arfa (my man of the match) they took the honours.
What do you think?