Sacrificed It All, To Enrich My Life For A Second!
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hereford, United Kingdom
Re: Premier League Football Discussion Thread
Absolutely shambolic from start to finish. I wasn't happy with the team selection as I honestly don't understand playing our more solid defender at right back, playing Matic when he's been awful since returning from injury, putting Lukaku up front centrally against Zouma where it was predictable he would struggle against a physical defender and low and behold he did and miscontrolled practically every ball that came his way... his first touch was a pass to Everton. Putting Rashford on the right wing where he's always been ineffective there. Just a bizarre line-up from Ole with poor tactics and even worse, negative substitutions. So he will have to be held accountable for his mistakes, which he's been making quite a lot the past 6+ weeks. I'm hoping it does come good for Ole and am willing to give him a pre-season and transfer window to see what he does but right now, he needs to be doing more in his role.
Also, you have the mindset of the players throughout that, which quite frankly was disgusting. You have players not running for the shirt, just walking about after losing the ball carelessly, looking sloppy in their passing, slow in their decision making, getting to the ball last, not showing any urgency or passion for the shirt and just looking like they don't want to be there. I was fuming when I saw the players laughing and joking in the tunnel before the game, especially Pogba being overly friendly with Zouma, hugging and smiling... you're competing in a must-win game and you're acting like that? You should be serious going into this game and it's the wrong mindset from the very beginning and sends out the wrong signal to fans.
These players just aren't good enough, some are past it, some are average at best, some are in abysmal form and this as I mentioned before is down to the board and the incompetent Ed Woodward. We're a calamity from top to bottom and drastic changes need to be made but will it with this board? At the moment, I very much doubt it. We are run so poorly and it's a joke no structure has been put in place coming towards the latter stages of the season, when we really need to see something going on in preparation for pre-season.
I have no hope for the City game and that's Top 4 most likely gone for me. Another waste of a season endured and on we go to next season... yay.
RIP Chester Bennington 1976-2017