Burnden Cat wrote:
We were right in the game after an hour. Should have left well alone & taken a point. Keep the scoreboard ticking over, building the unbeaten run.
Confidence is a brittle thing when you're in our position - let's hope it's not gone again.
yeah... but let's not lose total perspective...
we were under the cosh before Moo went off and could easily have been 2 down before the interval...
we were also looking totally toothless up front.
I know it is a favourite explanation for all things bad - but taking Moo off was not the only
thing wrong on Saturday..
for one thing - we were simply not as "up for it" as we were against arsenal (and don't forget - we could easily have been 4 down at half time against arsenal with Moo on the pitch..)
Bish, we were hanging in there with 5 across midfield and actually had for the first time, managed to exert some level of control.
The change was just mindblowingly stupid.
Davies could well have come on for Ngog, no issue there. But to take Muamba off for a striker and completely lose the control we'd finally managed was just ridiculous.
I did like the commentators surprise at Davies not throwing himself at a good ball across the box though...folk keep saying "crosses and early balls in suit Davies". They don't, because he's always flat footed, never on the move, and never attacks the ball well.
End of the day it was a horrific decision, on the back of many others made by our manager. All we can do is hope eventually someone manages to get through to him and that when they do its not too late.