If we work that hard for the rest if the season we’ll be fine. We arent very good but at least we can compete in the basics and hope one of our better players magics a goal. On that note, why on earth has Ricardinho not played more? He was great and inspiring to watch.Fair point.
I also wonder why DF dropped Richarinho and played Smith- Brown instead. When Pep left we brought in Kane (who has been decent) and the two Man City players who have been poor. DF seemed to want to play the Man City players, but in my view KR has been right to leave them out and Richadinho seems a way better than Smith-Brown?If we work that hard for the rest if the season we’ll be fine. We arent very good but at least we can compete in the basics and hope one of our better players magics a goal. On that note, why on earth has Ricardinho not played more? He was great and inspiring to watch.
If he did I can't remember although was almost certainly there. But after such a short time on the pitch?
Interesting read. Funny thing perspective. You see I was the opposite to the OP. I was buzzing for Saturday (I can’t wait for tonight either). Couldn’t wait to get up there.
I thought we were controlling the game without really threatening. I think both teams had good shouts for (you’ve seen them given) pens. The main difference being if the ref gives ours they’re down to 10 and that changes the game. Especially as it was so early on.
I also think they should’ve been down to 9 with that ninja tackle from they’re left back.
How he stays on the pitch I don’t know.
I won’t analyse the whole game because much of it has already been done.
Two things struck me. People moaned at Obika for not getting on the end of several good looking passes from midfield. I was just happy to see us actually try to play that ball! All too often this season the pass is on and we opt not to play it.
You’d have to say Obika was probably as surprised to see the ball played as us!
Robinson said he wanted our midfield to get in the box more. I thought we did the opposite. When we did get the ball forward we were badly outnumbered in their box.
It had been over hit. As much as I love Leggo, he has a big problem with his distribution.Pretty much how I saw the game Paul. Regarding Obika there were a few times when Ledson played a ball down the side of the defence and It ended up with e goalkeeper or a defender. From my lower level position i wasn’t sure whether the ball had been over hit or if Obika just hadn’t read it or moved quickly enough. I suspect the latter. Despite our defensive frailties I believe the lack of any penetration in the final third, a lack of players getting into the box or the ability to create with incisive passing is more of a worry. To win we need to score.
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