Hugh Jargon II wrote:Did anyone see antonio on itvs attempt at sky's league of their own?
Put it this way...if he played for anyone than us I would have classed him as an obnoxious conceited ****er.
I suspect he has been "got at" with his brief flirtation with the England squad. He will be off soon I suspect.
Chalks gets this stuff right and that being the case we need to shift this bloke on asap before he stinks the place out.
He was abject yesterday but he wasn't alone because we were abject yesterday.
One player cut the mustard - Arnie and two I will absolve from blame despite a terrible, terrible penalty and no end product respectively - Ayew and Arthur - neither of whom hid and both of whom tried even if it wasn't to the same effect as the class above Austrian.
Other than that I saw no positives yesterday, no plan, no obvious style of play out there - a criticism of the previous manager and one that continues to yesterday. There was just no rhyme or reason. Individuals doing their own thing - little if any teamwork - Lanzini seems the only one who can help transform the disparate into the united, and we have zero cover for him - criminal. Even the huff and puff last half hour never looked like it would pay off. Two little quality, guile or precision to deserve reward. Lumping to Carroll year after year after year. And some say we're in the elite.
And this against a dreadful team who must have had more clear cut chances in this game than in any other this season. Three goals conceded, the woodwork unluckily hit twice and clear cut chances spurned. If we could have had three or four, not through our brilliance, but through sheer desperate pressure / poor defending on their part then they could have had seven on another day.
Adrien was Hart-esque for the first goal - should never have been beaten from there. I do wonder if he is one of those players who plays best when he's hungry and has someone to prove, someone to oust. Another Antonio whose attitude was spot on before he felt he'd 'made it' and lost his head. The mix up for the third was sheer black comedy - two players neither of whom wanted to take control when had either done so the situation (I first wrote 'danger' there but there was no danger until we screwed up) would have been easily dealt with.
Yesterday we got what we deserved having deliberately taken our foot off the gas mid-week. It's hard to go from 20mph to 60mph again just like that and therefore a home defeat to a dreadful team like that was fair comeuppance.