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weasel wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:51 am
Wigan went wrong because the players got caught up in the carnival atmosphere thinking they could go and hit 5 or 6 past Wigan and sort out the goal difference. It was all so easy, we were a man up, despite missing the penalty we were 1-0 up and we were creating chances and we were in front and had won something like 18 out of 18 when in front this season. We got carried away and showed Wigan no respect. We were trying to walk it into the net and didn't even heed the warning when we got lucky after the short backpass to Casillas should have gifted Wigan the equaliser.
When we went behind we just panicked and ran out of ideas. Like you say if we'd have beaten Wigan then we'd have probably beaten Brentford, or Sheff U may have panicked. As it was it gave Sheff Utd the advantage and they then scored something like 2 goals in the first 8 minutes against a Hull side featuring a Sheff Utd fan in their net making his debut....
Never chase goal difference unless you absolutely have to, 4 games out we just needed 10 points in all probability. GD wouldn't have been in play...If we needed 4/5 v Ipswich then I agree you go for it.