Understandable, he is a centre half after all. Thought Smith had a good game, but he is still the weakest of the three centre halves and should be dropped in favour of playing a full back at full back.
While I'm here, Jay Tabb was immense. Excellent barometer for those who use their eyes and those who only see the obvious (set piece delivery, one very poor pass).
Haven't been on since the game, but a quick glance shows me it's been the usual knee-jerk flouncefest.
On paper they are better than us, but there was little between the sides and they rode their luck somewhat with the goals. We were unlucky not to stick at least 1 away and it came down to very fine margins.
Yes our midfield is toilet, that's why we largely look to bypass it with long passes. Nothing new there, it's been that way for the entirety of Merlin's reign. He is trying to fix it though, see Knockaert.
They can consider themselves very fortunate to have done the double over us this season and have played us at the right time on both occasions. If the fixture computer had thrown out a November/December game, we would have destroyed them.
We still might well meet them in the playoffs and I fancy us to edge them out if so.
Got a promo code for 24 hours of Sky Sports (NowTV) free from a box of Carling. I don't need it as I already have Sky Sports, but it would give someone a way to watch the game tomorrow from the comfort of their own home who doesn't.
You need to be in the UK and have a recent games console or a PC/Mac to watch NowTV.
First come first served, just drop me a PM. I'd much rather give the code to someone who has no other free and legal means of watching the game, so please don't PM me if you already do.