Hands up Reds, who is still sulking ?
I’m not, never was in the first place, now that the dust has settled, time to reflect on what has to be our worst performance this season, now no doubt the neg heads hard on’s will have abated by now, maybe, and perhaps even they will see it as what it is, simply a bad day at the office, that’s all, it’s not the onset of a catastrophic run of games where we totally capitulate and hand those cheaters at the Emptihad the premiership trophy,
I like most of you guys have been pondering on why we lost last night, and indeed why we haven’t been as convincing of late as we have been accustomed to this season, many will point to the change of personnel in defence, some will put down simply to being complacent, me, I think it’s a combination of losing our steel in midfield, not being at the races and having a bad day at the office, one of those times where nothing goes right on the night, simply put, we were off kilter,
The disappointing thing for me was no one on that pitch last night in Red, not even Virgil recognised how much sh*t we were in after their first goal, the signs were there from the 1st half, playing at their pace, and disrupting our rhythm, that was key for them and undoubtedly part of their plan, boosted by losing Gomez & Lovren in his stead gave Deeney et al extra impetus,
It’s no coincidence that without the likes of Millie, and even more so Hendo we didn’t have either the steel or experience needed in such a game, particularly going one, then two down, now that might sound strange after the winning streak we’ve had, but maybe it’s because of that, maybe self consciously the players assumed that they’d find a way of winning, despite being two down, but after the third though that was that, no miraculous come back from there, their goose was cooked ,
Summing up, I think this could be a reality check, a kick up the scrotum to get us back on track, we have been off kilter recently, we have scraped through games where truth be told have gotten a tad lucky, nothing wrong in that, every Champion has to have some Lady Luck in some form or another ,
So onto Chavs in the FA cup Tuesday, before yesterday I’d thought maybe Jürgen would use some of those kids that beat the Shrews last round, but not now. I hope he plays the same side as last night with the exception of Dejan, to get ‘last night’ out of their system, the chance to right a wrong, it’s what I’d do, main thing tho is we need to get back on the horse, and start another winning streak.