i missed the game earlier, but from what i ve just seen on sky tonight i think we we're very unlucky...not a completely bad or utterly abject performance like some have said on here...just 2 mistakes then naively sucker punched twice! we were much the better side and certainly didnt deserve to lose. i think our desperation for a goal and a win today showed though...it really was the ultimate sucker punch!
i am a little worried about RH's selections and substitutions at times though...we shouldnt be playing both scharner and mulumbu in centre of midfield. morrison i think should partner mulumbu. he showed that he can play that role in centre midfield now better than out wide, and did well before. thomas had a good game, but we're crying out for 1 or 2 more natural wide players...i think at times we ve been crying out for a bit of creativity out wide especially at home when we're struggling to break sides down. if we actually see JP spend any money it should be a wide man!
as much as i'd like to see us play 4-5-1, and think our players suit that better, i think we should face it as long as RH is in charge we wont be playing that!....but i also think with the right additions we could be a good 4-4-2 side!
as for the substitutions... taking odemwingie off instead of cox!?? what was that all about? cox actually did better once long came on, but he'd done absolute jack all game and should have been taken off! he's not good enough, quick enough, skillful enough to play premiership football. ok odemwingie is out of form and low on confidence but we shouldnt take him off when we need a goal...he showed at blackburn what he can do in a split second no matter how bad he is playing. show some faith in him!
i really cant see JP spending any money on any body...he never does in January. i think we can forget craig gardner unless its a loan deal, and i would be surprised if we spent 2-3 million on Maynard. but we are crying out for 3-4 new players! i'd get a new left back in for sure...definitely another winger or two. and a striker! i wont hold my breath.