Is it only 7 months ago? Tempus Fugit.
What an excellent weekend that was (apart from kick off until Santi scored). Can’t say I recall much of the game apart from the rush of blood when Aaron scored.
There has been much writing on AA over the past few days about how we need to do X or Y but in my opinion we have the squad and the manager to win the PL – the problem is that the key ingredients are lying in the medical bay. Why become so frustrated by our loss at S’ton? Starting with a midfield of Coq and Chambers – we were never going to boss the game. Many said “men against boys” …. in American parlance …. Hello (with the first syllable low and the second rising).
It will be a bare bones midfield again today with Ox apparently knacked at S’ton. Who is left standing? Mozart, Coq and …. ermmm. Perhaps one of the kids – Zebbedee? (Zelalem).
We need to rest players but how? Santi has been great but was clearly tired in the second half at St. Mary’s as was Alexis.
And who plays upfront? Theo? Would you rely on him? Sanogo? Is he injured or back in training?
If it wasn’t the FA Cup and an important game for us I would suggest playing the Women’s team.
A concern is that with the Xmas fixture congestion the players will be not only tired but un-motivated. From a personal point of view this pre-match is one too many and if I as a mere fan have had enough imagine how BFG feels. If I am unable to raise enthusiasm to write another post what must it be like for the Santi/Alexis when a Hull Orc comes crunching in to clip ankles?
But …. come kick off things will change. The Raddy living room will reverberate with the usual 4 letter words of encouragement, such as “Get up you ****ng idiot and support the defence”, Monreal, you ****, where are you?” “Alexis, you ****ing beauty” “referee, you a complete ****”,. Probably the same words you will be using 😡
Would that we were at home to Fleetwood but we aren’t, we are playing a good side who will want revenge for their painful Wembley defeat. Should be a good game and possibly a nerve shredder.
Right, that’s yer lot.
written by Big Raddy