I am never too comfortable with ref lynching. it does go on a lot here. Though i totally agree that he had a poor game but the trouble with it is that it can be used as an excuse to mask certain obvious problemsCome on now Hope, I didn't expect something like this from you.
I felt physically sick after this game. I'm still speechless.
I do not expect us to take heart from this performance, while it was good. History has shown that we have a cowards mentality among the squad, and most players will crawl into their shells and try to look annonymous. I'll be giving a break from watching us play I think.
The situation is very, very dire. I'm out.
good sides wouldnt need to rely on referees having good or bad games, thats what i always say, and though i think Halsey took the easy way out a bit yesterday, hes not corrupt. Hes not even Howard Webb either. he was though not quite strong enough to handle the occasion, and unfortunately its often the case that strong sides tend to get more decisions go their way. Was the same back in the 80's
when you are struggling, things tend to go wrong everywhere. As i also said elsewhere, we used to have a reputation of turning base metal in to gold. now we turn it in to fag ash. Its that kind of era
though enjoyed the efforts of the youngsters. it was a pity Suso's stray pass ultimately resulted in Aggers knee injury and the penalty kick, because at times he looked like David Silva's little brother. Was favourably impressed otherwise [but is he going to sign a new contract here? Something tells me perhaps not...]. Sterling was still good though closely marked and Gerrard was much improved
but these injuries and our piss thin squad, a direct result of weak administration [people should now be finally beginning to realise why you need a strong footballing admin set up, surely?], are obstructing BR's progress, which despite everything is there, but its not being allowed to blossom as much as it could or should because the resources have been denied us