Amazing how we just turn to sh*t when we’re knocked off kilter, we don’t know any other way aside from our usual high press, so when components of that press are missing we struggle to find another way of playing, it has happened too often and too long now for it to be a simple coincidence, it isn’t, the fact is we are too one dimensional, in short we only know one way of playing?
That’s all well and good when you have the squad that backs that way of playing, but we don’t, so either we bring in the quality that will allow us to do just that, or we find a alternative way of playing when the chips are down, I don’t see us changing much under Jürgen whilst he has the current batch at his disposal, but he may not have a choice in say two to three seasons time when those who will need replacing are NOT replaced,
Hate to say it but are we now witnessing the beginnings of the end of this team, i know I keep harping on about it but we really are a ageing side although there many who refuse to either admit it or fail to see it, I don’t take any pleasure whatsoever saying or thinking this but it does remain a fact,
However, we are far from done, we’re simply casualties of circumstance which could not have happened at a worse time, the last few weeks have been a right kick up the rectum, covid fu**ed us in the league, the Leeds game in particular handing that Eastlands mob a huge advantage, were only three behind at one point then suddenly within a week we were 9 behind and now 11, what the f**k happened?
Tonight was at best frustrating, we could have played another 95 mins still wouldn’t have scored, I’m kinda hoping this wasn’t a trial run for league games playing Jota out wide because if it is we’re fu**ed, he’s more a striker than a winger so play him up top , give him a foil, someone he can feed off of, I’d prefer Divock but since he’s crocked I’d probably go with Taki, I can hear you all sucking your breath in, but hear me out, so two up top preferably Jota & Div, with Bobby in behind flanked with Curtis & Alex, Fabinho as DM in front of the rock steady crew in Allison, Robbo, Matip, Trent,….Re- this is a temporary measure and designed simply to try something else, we’ve all seen again tonight how we need more energy in midfield, Hendo looks spent for me, Jimmy’s bones are creaking and are more akin to the last 20 of games not the first 65, we’re obviously missing Thiago, and wee Harvey too, and of course Naby lad, Mo & Mane,
We are light in midfield granted, but I prefer to give the opponents something to think about and having Jota, Div, Bobby, Curtis & Alex as our fire breathing dragons I think we have that covered, we would still have Robbo and Trent stretching the pitch too although that may be slightly curtailed, anyhoo I’d rather we try something like this rather than the round pegs in square holes tonight, if you look closely enough you will see the outline of a trench just after the half way line, side to side football ain’t our thing is it ?….
Trent Matip Virgil Robbo
I’ve wrang Jürgen, he say’s something in German, think the second word was aus !!