Thought we were sh*te the whole game, that first half although decent, was still miles off our capabilities, ppl saying we were ok are perhaps inadvertently accepting that kind of performance as ‘the norm’, it may be this season where at no point have we been anywhere near our best, we have improved slightly last few weeks but, let’s be brutally honest here, it’s a million miles from where we have been last few seasons,
It is what it is this season and we’ve all had to accept that we can’t have it good all the time, we’re not f***in City where with their fraudulent ways will never have to rebuild or be in transition, they just buy whoever they want without the use of the begging bowls Jürgen holds out to FSG,
We all point the finger at FSG and their fu**ed up mantra, but their not totally to blame here, and this is my sticking point with Jürgen, the man is a living legend, there is no other out there with his capabilities, no one can replace him, however, he’s far too loyal to his players, not a bad thing, at times, but it does stifle us going forward,
‘Sir Bob’ would not have hung on to, Milly, Hendo, Fabinho, Bobby as long as Jürgen has, for example, that’s a whole midfield right there as well as part of the spine, today’s modern players are far more healthy than those in the ‘70’s & ‘80’s were, so they can add longevity to their CV’s as well as their obvious skill levels, the difference is Bob didn’t give a sh*t how fit you were, if he seen someone better than what he had he’d try and land him, he was Ruthless, his own CV will attest to that,
We got the job done yesterday, that’s what we did, but we struggled even to do that, had we Thiago starting yesterday i think we’d have been two or three up @HT, in summer we need to find someone like him, Trent moving forward is great, it works but we need to have versatility, a plan ‘b’ and ‘c’ , having only one way of playing isn’t a good idea, we missed his influence and his creativity, something Curtis can’t provide, know one knows who will arrive or how many, I just hope that one is of the creative type,
Like I said we got the job done, a massive three points, now we have to rely on others to provide hope, again, not what we should accept, we shouldn’t have to rely on ‘hope’ to bring CL football.