Whilst we were shit, I wasn’t impressed with MotD’s coverage, which didn’t show Atkinson’s decisions that changed the game. Or gave them proper opportunities. I will repeat – we weren’t very good and there was more than enough time to put things right. Like the whole of the 2nd half.
But why didn’t MotD show the ‘non-free kick’ that led to their first goal? Just 20 seconds before their well taken goal a free kick was given that wasn’t.
Why didn’t they show Torres’ disallowed goal? Why was it disallowed? A free kick back outside the area? The Southampton defence had continued to play (ok, play to the whistle), but no-one seemed to know why it was disallowed.
Was that a penalty on Moses? I was looking right at the line of Moses’ track and he was more than barged off the ball. I’ve seen less given.
Anyway, whilst we didn’t deserve a win, there was certainly some help for Southampton from the wnkr in the black.
I thought Branislav played poorly, with only one decent tackle all game. He gave free kicks away – one resulted in their 2nd goal. He was slow to close down all game, and the 1-2 for their first goal went either side of him. I think he hasn’t been on his game for a while. Shame, as I’ve always liked him and he’s been a good servant to the club to date.
Torres is shit. Although the disallowed goal was finished well, ironically.
Moses – jury is well and truly out. Is it match time he needs? Every week? He isn’t going to get that.
Lamps worked hard, but isn’t the same player as he was. We know that, but it wasn’t a memorable performance. I do hope he gets 3 goals before the end of the season.
Oscar was AWOL.
Why did Mikel even attempt to shoot?
Marin is not ready. He does need to go out on loan. And eat some meat. Zola was small, but had a presence. Marin is like a child. Or a midget. He needs some mass. And a year playing somewhere else.
A few whinges, sorry, but we weren’t at the races. FSW has obviously got his eye on an FA cup – one for his CV. He would rather sacrifice ECL football for next season as he ain’t here next year. I bet he hopes we don’t get it.
Roll on the end of the season. How does it go…? “We’re gonna have a party…”
Win or lose, up the Blues.