again, we are playing the game in the last 5 minutes like we should have been playing in first 85. Desperately unlucky from Kane
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90% shite. 10% acceptable. Top four? No.
100% bruv, Lamella's mangina whips the rest of them cunts.The brutal horrible truth is that this bunch of players are gutless, brilliant stroking it around against farm boys but the first time a bit of pressure is applied they inevitably fall to pieces, sick of feeling like this although I should have known not to get my hopes up. Lamela the only guy with balls enough to play to win.
I get what you're saying, but the core of this squad battled its way to the CL final less than two years ago. We definitely have more than a few we need to replace, but our consistently cowardly approach to every game against a decent side isn't all on the players.The brutal horrible truth is that this bunch of players are gutless, brilliant stroking it around against farm boys but the first time a bit of pressure is applied they inevitably fall to pieces, sick of feeling like this although I should have known not to get my hopes up. Lamela the only guy with balls enough to play to win.
I get what you are saying and I might have previously agreed, I would never have written what I have before but I can't go on kidding myself that these guys will do anything but wilt when the the crunch comes. I don't think it helps having a manager who shits the bed every time we have something to lose but it's not only that is it. This has been a problem for too long now.I get what you're saying, but the core of this squad battled its way to the CL final less than two years ago. We definitely have more than a few we need to replace, but our consistently cowardly approach to every game against a decent side isn't all on the players.
Followed by blaming the ref, which..."We played really bad in the first half. The 1-1 was not a fair reflection of the first half. We were poor. Defending bad. No intensity or pressing. Some important players hiding. Really bad. In the second half we only had space to improve which we did
Jose told Sky Sports: "No post-match interviews for referees? That is a pity. It is a question -- but an impossible one as they don't speak -- for the referee Michael Oliver to answer.
"Probably Paul Tierney too as he was the VAR. According to [fourth official] Kevin Friend, the referee told him he had a clear vision and the VAR does not want to go against."
"In the second half with 1-1, we felt we were controlling the game and we felt we could give a different step to try to win it," said Mourinho. "Then the crucial action of the game arrives. I don't want to call it a penalty because it is an offence to penalties.
"It was a mistake by Michael Oliver. Players get tired of so many matches. Coaches get tired. Maybe referees, they get tired. He had a game midweek? Maybe Champions League or Europa League? Maybe he is tired. Normally I am very unlucky with him because my record with him on penalties is astonishing. With Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, it doesn't matter the club. I am very, very unlucky with such a good referee."
I'm tired of saying it, but this is a team crammed full of attacking ability sent out to play in a low block. It's well and good to have a go at any of the individual players, but this is beyond foolish and basically asking for a disjointed, shit performance.
And then has a go at the players for "hiding," when his whole approach was basically to avoid taking the game by the scruff of the neck. This guy is a busted flush, and even when he was competent I fucking hated him.I think @Dave has pretty much nailed it and Jermaine Jenas in the article below called the previous 5 wins 'all a lie'. I have to agree with both....we went into the game full of positivity and Mourinho picked an attacking team, brilliant I thought, this could be another good game. Wrong, he asked all of our attacking threat to defend from the off, absolute fucking disaster, tactically mental - how stupid is he, we've already seen on countless occasions that given time Crystal Palace, Fulham, Wolves, WestHam, Newcastle will all score against you - that list are hardly the galacticos of European football so imagine what a decent set of Gooners were going to do. If you want to play like that - pick Bergwijn and Sissoko not Bale and Lucas, you fucking prick. Hardly surprising that Mr Bale was more than a bit miffed when he was subbed (for Sissoko). Then with about 10 minutes to go and Arsenal sitting back we looked a threat and Kane was unlucky twice. Why not, after 5 wins on the bounce play properly - to our strengths, our front 4 or 5, from the off. Anyone can see that we don't have the defence to sit back for 90mins even at 1-0 up from a truly remarkable Lamela goal. I wouldn't have minded losing if we had given it a real go. Bloody disgrace playing like that in a NLD after 5 wins. It disembowels the team and the confidence.
All we achieved on Sunday, and I won't go into the stats, was regressing back to where we were a couple of months ago. Get this cunt out of our club.
I quite like your plan, but why the hell would Rodgers come to us? In his current gig he has a popular owner, a great scouting system, a bunch of promising youngsters and a team that plays attractive flowing football and are way in front of us in the league. I'm sure he makes decent money too. Would you swap that for Levy, Doherty and the longest empty bar in Europe?Mourinho out at the end of the season. Get Rodgers in, he raids Leicester for Madison, Forfana, Ricardo and Tielemans...job done!