Simply put, if we dont take our scoring chances we wont win many games.
Regardless of missing Lucas, Gerrard or anybody else, our problem this season has been scoring goals. If we put away our chances, then a mistake by our keeper or defence can be forgiven. I cant remember how many matches this season we were the better side, yet still didnt get maximum points... only match we were poor was vs Spurs. Since then we have been better without finishing teams off.
Im not saying buy more attackers (which we do need), just that we need to work on our finishing urgently. Look at the Prem top scorers and we only have Luis (4) with nobody else... simply not good enough.
This team has the ability to go on another unbeaten run of games, but we will have to start scoring.
Watching the game the other night was more deja vu, same ol same ol, man we've sat and watched how many games like that over the last few years, against the 'lesser' teams.
We get a couple of good results that we maybe didn't expect, get the old hopes up, then disappoint when expected to win.
In saying that, the problem last season was we were completely sh*te under Roy.
The other night I thought we were the better team, created the better chances and should at the very least come away with a point.
Well before Spearing got the red we should've scored 1 or 2.
Suarez setup Andy twice early on, one saved by the keeper, the other a fresh air shot by Andy.
We're scoring f**k all goals!!!!!!
At some point Andy is going to have to contribute cause for the money spent we're getting very little return at the moment.
Don't want to come down on the lad, and KK IS giving him chances to show something (what choice has he but start him as often as he dare), but it's just not happening fior him.
Not just that, but when he plays, we look a bit more laboured going forward, and there is a temptation to launch it up to him.
I still prefer to see Suarez start up front with maybe Bellers/Kuyt on the wings and 3 in the middle. We look more solid and brighter in attack.
What's Aguero got for Shitty - 10? And he's missed a fair few matches/not started em all. If Andy had chipped in 6 or 7 we'd be in much better shape, considering the defense isn't leaking too many the other end.
We've a few injuries and that, but the main problem is scoring. Can only hope the goals start coming. You get the feeling we could clobber someone some day soon, and that might loosen things up. Here's hopin ...