Marky wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:28 pm
I agree. In your opinion who are the players that you refer to in the last sentence ?
You've put me on the spot now, Marky!
That'll teach me, shooting my mouth off..
Just looked back at the starting 11. On paper they look a good team & it makes you wonder why we didn't win yesterday. Then you remember the game..
The easy ones to say are Wilshere, Sanchez & Zaba. I realise 2 of them only played a bit part yesterday. Sadly, I think 2 of them are now too old. You can still see flashes of brilliance from Wilshere & Zaba but I just think too many injuries have adversely affected Wilshere even though he's ONLY 27. If he loses the ball, he simply isn't usually fast enough to win it back.
Zaba's still got his great football brain which is probably the only reason why he's still playing. If Sanchez used to be good, I'm afraid we really haven't seen hardly any of it during his time with us. Had a lengthy injury which didn't help him though.
The Snod sadly I think, may be now on borrowed time with us. I don't like the way he takes his corners & if one of the best things that we say about him is how much he runs & gets about the pitch, at 32 the poor sod's not going to be able to keep that up forever.
I'm not saying I want them gone at all but both Lanzini & Anderson concern me. Both have got sublime skills, especially Anderson but we are not seeing nearly enough of either of them in games.
I honestly am not sure, what went wrong yesterday. Either too many of our players had an off day or we simply haven't got the players to destroy teams like Palace, even at home. That sounds like I'm slagging off Palace & I don't mean to. They've got very good coaches & some dangerous players but are they good enough to finish top 8, where WE would like to be? Unlikely, I would think. And they've just beat us at home.
The only thing I'm sure about this season is that there is no way that we are going to be relegated. I suppose that's progress, of sorts...
Will be VERY interesting to compare the next match with last season's result.