Did Tommy and Chambo have any attempts at their favourite free kick routine today? You know, that one that goes straight out of play that is usually followed by a puzzled look as if to say 'I can't believe that didn't work...again'.
Murphy penalty miss at Leeds Murhy sitter at Rotherham, 1st minute Williams injury maybe, although we didn't struggle up to Christmas without him did we? Southampton at home - poor performance that seemed to drain us of confidence. McGoldrick injury in same game Smith howler at home to Derby. Murphy sitter to go 2-1 against Brentford.
Am I allowed to be a little annoyed that Murphy has missed so many good important chances, while being so happy and proud of the goal scoring season he's had?
I liked us in the first half, despite them creating quite a few openings. They are just incredibly more advanced in their ability to move the ball. It is a shame we are unable to coach our lot pass and move.
We scored a decent goal. I thought Murph had a great game to be honest, and it was a smart finish by Sears. You feel he is a bit crucial to us at the moment.
We were happy to go in at 1-0.
I'd need to watch the game again but did we create many chances to go 2-0 in the second half? I can remember Varney, who should have been motm over Berra, seizing on a back pass and nearly scoring. Instead it always seemed more likely that Bournemouth were going to score the second goal unfortunately. Highly ironic too that it came from a quite brilliant bit of strong strike play from an absolute giant. Always rated Kenwyn Jones.
People will debate what changes should have been made I suppose. What's the general consensus so far? Should we have chucked on Jonny or McGoldrick during that second half?
Also, what is killing us at the moment is the fact that Bishop but more importantly Sears can't complete 90 minutes. Is anyone else seeing this as a huge problem? I'm afraid Wood isn't cutting it for me yet. I did expect more.