You know what, I think this is exactly what we needed, someone to bring us crashing down to earth, the last 2-3 seasons we’ve been flying, on the crest of this massive wave that seemed unstoppable, only Citeh, Watford, Atleti, and now Villa has kicked our bollocks and made us take stock of what can happen if we’re not at the races, last night being the biggest kick in the nuts for three seasons, and boy does it hurt,
There are a few factors we need to take into consideration in regards to our capitulation, the standard of goal keeping has again raised its ugly head, Adrian is a good keeper, however, he has far too many brain farts and that has cost us, I’m trying to get my head around why he threw the ball where he did first goal, I think he got confused in the moment whether he rolled it to Joe or was trying to reach Trent , ended up doing neither,
Our midfield last night got ripped to f**k, lacked leadership and were virtually non existent, Fabinho, Gini & Naby got f***in pummelled, Naby in particular was in headless chicken mode, Gini similarly but faired slightly better, and Fabinho was left like a fish up a tree,
Only Jota, Robbo, Mo came out with any distinction, even our rock steady eddy Virgil was out of sorts, Trent hasn’t been the same since before lock down, and Joe, f***in hell, where does that performance leave joe, behind Rhys Williams, with respect to Rhys, is that how much Joe has fallen ?
I’m old school, I can remember performances from the late 70’s, my memory has faded over time but I think I would remember a performance as bad as that last night, I can’t, so as good as we have been the last 2-3 seasons that last was as bad as it could possibly get,
For all of us trying to pick the bones of it, it’s impossible, I don’t think even Jürgen can explain it, you could see his bewilderment on his face when interviewed after the game, we will all have our own conclusions, we will all apportion blame, castigate certain player’s, but like our wins it’s a team effort, each and every one of those players should feel ashamed this morning and rightly so, they should be embarrassed of that performance, the worst since Jürgen came in, many will bugger off and do their international duty, maybe that’s a good thing too, to get away from the normal for a few days, to get that out of their system,
The stay at home lot, and the COVID few will need a few days to lick their wounds, maybe spend some time with their kin, then, come back, slightly refreshed and start again from a blank canvas and...............
.........WE GO AGAIN !
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