Good morning Sore Arses.
I’m not sure what to say about yesterdays game! Poor, it was very poor, in fact our performance was fucking dire. The first ten minutes we were all over the Toons but failed to capitalize, then gradually, the boys allowed our opposition back into the game and it looked as if it would be another banana skin game.
Somehow however, we managed to get the three points… how we did it I can’t really say, it was one of those dig deep into the mental strength days and grind out a win… 1-0 to the Arsenal. I suppose it’s games like yesterday that will probably get us the Premier League title this season. I’m not complaining, three points is three points but for fuck sake, we were playing the second worst team in the league, just slightly above Aston Villa on the bad team scale.
The whole team looked jaded, tired, fucking downright knackered and seemed to be prepared to give up at any moment, but they didn’t, to their credit they scraped through and we went two points clear at the top of the table thanks to Leicester dropping points against a 10 man Bournemouth.
That should have been our easiest win in the next few games, we now travel to Anfield and then the Potteries. Two tough games, Stoke being the toughest out of the two. The boys need to get their mojo back pretty soon. I really can’t understand why they looked so tired…. the sooner we get Alexis and Santi back into the side the better.
Next weekend we start our defence of the FA Cup against Sunderland… perhaps some rotation will be neccessary but we can’t take it lightly, history could be made if we retain the FA Cup this season.
That’s about it really, I can’t even choose a MOTM from yesterday, and if I did it would probably be Cech… he kept us in the game with a couple of fine saves… he’s earning his 15+ points that everyone said he would do.
Onwards and upwards… even if we have to muddle through a few games for a One nil to the Arsenal….. it all counts, points make prizes as someone once said.