Jokers in White wrote:
Did anyone understand the Klasnic for Ngog substitution? And did Klasnic touch the ball after he'd come on?
No was absolutely baffled, him and KD were playing well together and we were looking like we could get a 3rd goal. You only change something if its not working
, to bring Klasnic on who is seriously unfit yeah might get on the end of a loose ball in the box but didn't close down anybody which then gave the Villa defenders time on the ball to bring it into midfield, would of understood if Sordell would of come on in place of Ngog because he has pace like Ngog and would of closed down the Villa defenders, our attacking threat went when Ngog went off but i do think we deserved the 3 points and Eagles had a brilliant game just hope he can keep it up for the last 4 games. Great support from us lot too, we were there 12 man. Didn't enjoy the journey down or back home, some of you will know what i'm going on about if you were on coach 5.
Not strictly true. You also change things if players are dead on their feet, or getting there fast. Ngog did 45 minutes of loan striker chasing, then 30 or so of running off Davo, eventually bagging a goal (and I don't mean 'eventually' in terms of only that game). He was spent. Still trying hard, but spent and we needed a change.
I keep re-living the Ngog goal in my head though. What a moment.