So was every other club in the prem mate, but they weren’t blowing teams away Like we were each and every week, then boom, the lock down kicks in, and weeks later we’re back but as a ghost of our former selves, can you explain that ?
We then win the league and every game after(almost) and we’re no better than your average mediocre f**k all to play for team,
We cannot blame it entirely on a massive hangover the players had post title win, you could argue our motivational bubble has deflated, but like you said they were well rested for weeks, so it’s something else, but what ?
We’ve went from swatting teams away with ease to struggling to beat teams like Villa, Palace, Burnley In the space of a few weeks,
Since the restart, we’ve looked heavy legged, the crisp sharp passing is no longer there, the 40,50 ,60 yard defence splitting mortar shells, gone, Bobby’s little flicks, and intricate one twos, them too, something is amiss, we can all see that, maybe it’s psychological, the ‘Goal’ achieved so no target, could be all of those little things that completely f**k your day up, me , like I said, the lads look ‘F**ked’, the stop start season has fu**ed us over, add the, no target analogy, psychologically or otherwise, has taken their toll,
We’ve been making mistakes aplenty, from Alisson up to Salah, even the big fella Virgil, our colossus, making school boy errors, Mane has for me been the only one unaffected, we need the season to end mate ASAP, I’d do it now, and play the kids last two games.
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I'm pretty sure we weren't blowing teams away every week.
At various times before the "lockdown", we've looked a bit blowy, on fire, leggy; it's been really up and down, consistent only in that we've found a way to win so many times, particularly when not at our best.
Even in this part-season, we've been on fire at times, and a bit short at others.
The difference, I think, is that we've had absolutely no luck.
On another day, we put 4 past Burnley, and get a win at Arsenal because we don't make silly mistakes.
The idea that we've strode imperiously, through the league, blowing teams away every week is not true.
There's been a good few games where we've had a slice of luck.
Now you could say that we made our own luck by the way we pressured teams, and I wouldn't argue with that, but yeah, we've had some luck along the way, the same as every other team ever to win a title.
I've seen the VVD diagonal throughout the mini-season.
I've seen players blowing hot and cold throughout the season.
I've seen more luck for us than bad luck against us (and about f**king time).
I've seen a team that digs in and grinds out a result when not firing on all cylinders.
I've seen us create shitloads of chances and fail to finish them in both parts of the season.
I just don't see the players as being any more tired than they have been at various other points.
I just see a group with a few players who haven't quite hit their stride.
Let's be honest, the lads have slipped a little bit in terms of concentration, and I'm fine with that.
Not for me, I'm just not seeing it.