faaip wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:58 am
Apologies had to get that out of my system, just been reading other threads here and I wanted to scream, typed out and erased 20 replies.......I'm just speechless and struggling to put into words appropriate arguments. Which is most unlike me.
Maybe I'll feel calmer later....
It's the same everywhere. If we're winning people go over the top with praise and our players are world beaters (Phillips for England
), and when we're losing its back to the doom and gloom of last season.
We've just come through a month or so where 3 key players have been injured and our second choice striker. We didn't have either of our fullbacks who have been impressive this season and are important in Bielsa's system... and yet were still only 2 points short with a winnable game tomorrow.
No team in this league looks like running away with it yet, so all we have to do is keep pace for now. We've been disappointing lately compared with the high bar we set ourselves with early performances, but that goal we scored at the weekend was evidence of the quality training and improvement of the players under Bielsa. I don't think we're conceding those goals with Ayling in defence, as Mowbray clearly said he exploited the fact we only had two tall defenders there.
I'm just enjoying the ride this season. We just nees to back the team/style every week, rather than getting on their backs (and Bielsa - he admitted he made a mistake with the line-up, so we won't be seeing Dallas RB again...).