White Riot wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:25 am
That was a crushing blow yesterday, I didn't watch it and pleased I didn't as I'm fuming enough.
The two gaosl they got seemed like soft gifts by us. Even the physically big or supposedly tough players we have like Jansson, Cooper, Berardi and Bamford often seem to get shoved off the ball. Bamford's hold up play is often weak as piss and these big centre backs like Boro/Brum love it when they see a nice soft centre forward. Same at the back big guys like Evans seem to win headers and tussles against us way too easily - Blackburn did the same to us at Ewood.
The rest of them are all midgets with just Pablo up front whose too tricky to be robbed most times, but veen he had a bad day yesterday. I can forgive Pablo as he's orchestrated most of our great play this eason, but everyone else went missing on a day when we needed them to stand up and be counted. We let the mighty Wigan run right through us to score them goals = track players and put a tackle in ffs.
I'm still fuming as I had real hope this season, largely down to Bielsa, but sad to say we've blown it and now hoping SU blow it again. I don't see them imploding again.
Indeed that was crushing blow WR. The Wigan game was a give me if our players had applied themselves to the level they are capable of, now there is no room for error in our final three games.
Pablo is a clever player whose ability & influence in our attacking play is so important.
Others are not so clever who can fall apart at will
Bielsa who is responsible for our top three position, god knows where we would be without him this season but even the great man made mistakes with his substitutions which were far too early imo!
Roofe for Roberts was a nonsense
It is rumoured Phillips took a knock, if that's the case Forshaw was the obvious choice
Clarke couldn't skin a rice pudding right now, Jack needed to be put to bed until next season
Shackleton who has pace & energy should have been given another opportunity to shine, Jamie hasn't let us down previously although it seems Marcelo has gone off him
Alioski & Pontus were gobbing it off to the officials about Wigan's time-wasting, well I'm sorry you mouthy gits you brought on that scenario yourselves. Had we built on our 1-0 lead v ten men in a professional manner all the silly verbal tantrums would have been non-existent
Yes we have limited options off the bench but whose fault is that playing with such a slim squad that is carrying average players & young kids as your back-up ?