There’s nothing really to say that you won’t already know about this shambles. The return of Alan Pardew from his stadium ban amid desperate newspaper headlines proclaiming ‘It’s Not Over Yet!’ induced a performance only comparable to 11 battling tops; spinning around in a disorganised mess for a few seconds before losing momentum and clattering to a sorry halt.
fair reflection of the game on Tuesday, but today, we got the drubbing we
deserved for a beyond shite performance.
Plan A… Pass to hatem. Didn’t even get going, we hardly touched the ball in
the first half and Hatem certainly didn’t offer anything (nor did anyone else).
I have been critical of Elliot since the FA Cup but he kept us alive as long as
possible today with an Epic performance.
Plan B…Drastic changes at half time to go 442. We at least produced a few
shots on goal after these changes but another ridiculously poorly defended goal
killed the game for us before anything could be done. Mbiwa is not a right back
and Tiote/Anita is not a midfield.
It has been a very strange season. We’ve been excellent and diabolical in the
space of a week too many times. The consistency of our 5th place finish has yet
to be rediscovered. This can partly be attributed to the thread bare squad
which means a couple of injuries is the end of the world. Alas we have so much
work to do this summer to see any kind of progress. That we are 2 points behind
today’s opposition seems ridiculous but on the whole we deserve it for the
season we’ve had with our squad.
It appears we’ll be limping our way to the end of the season with not a lot to
play for now. We miss Remy and Debuchy badly. Which is a really poor reflection
on our squad, and our manager unfortunately. 3-0, 4-0 is not good enough even
with a depleted squad. I expect a response vs Man Utd and Stoke, both of which I
will be attending an am looking forward to (mental? …probably).