My one friend Montgomery from the bridge club was rather rude to me last night claiming my new found love for Salted caramel is a disgrace to Britain and everything we stand for.
Whilst sipping on a rather delightful directors bitter, I maintained a diplomatic decorum to the pleasure of everyone. Monty decided not to take my silence as a sign he should give up with his disgraceful slander and went one further by having the recourse to suggest lemon curd was the answer to Britain being great again.
The red mist set in and I felt obligated to give the old grumpy so-en-so a slap with my driving glove. Needless to say the authorities swarmed the social club quicker than lightening and I now have one of those there ABBAs like the younguns in their dub wub music.
I am sure this is entirely down to him hot knowing how we play, his kicks seemed tame. I am guessing he is used to playing quite short passes to the midfield through the air rather than trying to loft them for the wingers/strikers to run on to. Does anyone know much of the Polish league and how they typically tend to pass?
I think today was far too big a test for Emanuel, Especially given his game at Donny mid week; he looked rather lost and think he was pretty tired
Gerken did little to inspire his position as wanting to be #1 goal keeper in the first half, I feel the 2nd goal was not one he will want to recall too soon.
Poitr - It's to early to judge him, I don't think he's trained with us enough or is quite over the upheaval of the move. I don't think he was ever supposed to be in the plans today, particularly not for a full half at least
What could we have done different? I did mention in a post before the match maybe Chambers on the right and Yorwerth in the middle with Josh on the bench would have been more successful - But even Chambers had issues keeping tabs on Lua Lua.
Douglas Douglas and Skuse are 2 similar players, so getting a creative attack together looked a tall order today. Douglas is still handy, but for me he is a player I think belongs more as tactical sub, god speed the recovery of Bru and Bish.
Giles coke actually put in a decent effort, he did look a bit clumsy at times going for balls at the same time as others but he actually put in some decent tackles and considering the stick I have given him, left me satisfied.
Panic Stations? No, Certainly not, this is a game we want to forget and fast. Berra missing from defense and lack of creativity from Bishop and Bru being missing were key factors. The only way Brighton would have been beaten today was quick passes on the floor and clever runs, and being Sh&gged from a cup game with Extra time restricted our ability to do this. Also the referee missed some shocking calls. The denied penalty looked much more convincing than the one he gave us- possibly a case of he knew he screwed up the first call; did a very poor job controlling the game and at least blew up at Knudsen twice for being too far up the touch line to take a throw, when he was merely drying the ball.
The result was fair, a point would have been the most we deserved. I hope once Piotr beds in he will puts in a true show for himself,
The international break came at the right time to help our recovering players get fit again.
There was a boo on the refs whistle at half time, I would like to think it was aimed at the ref, but i cant be so sure- it was really discouraging to think that even with a half so poor as the first we would be booing our own.