So true, but frustrating all the same.Jesus Christ this forum is depressing when we lose. Football fans are morons. Sorry, yes, a lot of you are morons. No offence, like.
Is it not obvious that we have a half-strength, absolutely knackered side playing in over-congested fixtures, to the extent that we are having to play teenagers, including debuts tonight, against a top 4 team away?
Well, I thought it was obvious, anyway.
Football fans, eh?It is obvious but we're an emotional bunch, especially when we lose.
That’s not really much of a perspective though is it? When we lose (and heavily), even against bottom 3 sides, it’s because we’re tired/congestion. Yet we’re also beating top teams at same time, tonight a side.We're knackered, down to bare bones, and playing away at Saudi FC who are in the Champ League places. Sanchez, Veltman, Webster, Colwill, Lallana, March, Sarmiento, Lamptey and Moder all unavailable for various reasons/injuries. Given that it would be impossible to maintain Arsenal level performances. Bit of perspective.
My worry is he is irreplaceable. Everyone keeps saying we will find another gem. You don't always find another gem, especially to replace a genuinely world class midfielder. In fact even if we found another Caicedo he'd be three years off Caicedo MKI. It's a real worry and I think the only option, if we do sell him, will be to replace him with an immediately ready and very expensive signing.
This run in could be a Bridge Too Far, but it’s been one hell of a season. I have always been in the entertain me camp and f*** me I have been entertained. It’s not over yet eitherSo true, but frustrating all the same.
You shouldn’t enjoy losing in my book.
Thought Offiah did well….
It is, but incredibly rarely does this decision come off, because your brain/eyes generally react to the pass rather than anticipate a split second before.Van Hecke got it wrong. If he'd have timed it right it'd have been a great decision. He got it wrong, but that's what happens when you're missing 2 centre backs.