Every time we don't play well you arrive on here talking about losing faith in the manager and how far we are behind City.....why don't you just f**k off and support them then you won't have to worry.
Some fans (won't call you a supporter as they are clearly 2 different things) f**k me get a grip.
In fairness, well done for being able to make sense of it all, because I can't. "Walford", "Lenster City", "Bouremouth" etc. There are fans here whose second or third language is English, yet I can still understand perfectly whatever point they're trying to make.
I posted after the home win, basically that I was worried that the home game would lull people into a false sense of security, and it seems like I was proved right. Some said they were Maribor in disguise. Others talked about winning "3-0" in Belgrade.
Look, every team that qualifies for this level, whether they're first or fourth seeds, are there on merit, and should be taken seriously and with respect. There's no gimmes in the European Cup away from home. Belgrade is a great city, but Red Star always has been a tough place to go, down the years. Having gone away to Partizan in the past, 500 yards down the road, with my local club, and won, I know how vociferous the fans are and know there's no such thing as "quieten the fans" in Belgrade, even when you score. There's a few seconds pause in the wall of sound, but by the time you kick off again, it's back to ear splitting volume. It's not that intimidating, it's just their fan culture, and there is no let up. If we had that noise every week at home, instead of just a few times a year, it would be great. If we really really want to, there's no reason why it can't be like that every week at home.
The complacency started with the team selection, which raised eyebrows, sent out the wrong message, and backfired. By the time the errors were rectified at half time, the damage was already done. And it seems that for all the talk beforehand that the atmosphere wouldn't affect the team, it seemed like it did. Why else were we two down in half an hour?
Searching for positives isn't easy, but we have beaten Red Star 4-2 on aggregate, which is effectively an extra point over them, and a win in Paris will put us through.
Napoli have beaten PSG on away goals. We can still qualify for the next round with a home win over them, but that could be another Olympiakos scenario where 3 goals may be required. I still think we'll qualify as having the last game at home in a group like this, is a massive advantage imo, and I think it will help us get there if we need it. But English clubs have already lost 6 group games so far, and most have a lot of work to do to make the next round. The thing to take from this game, is that nothing in this competition can be taken for granted.