The only thing I’m happy about is that it will really show the #ifRafaGoesWeGo brigade to be the spineless pillocks they always have been. A lucky win, so that will generate another full house and all is well. Pathetic scabs.
Back to the manager, it is actually encouraging that some sort of momentum is being built. On balance, goal difference has been decent, given the fixture list. 2 results have gone against the master plan. Leicester and Brighton. we are in slight deficit. Cardiff, Palace and Southampton away suit the master plan.
For what's its worth I reckon the enforced subs made the difference - I think that under normal circumstances there would have been no subs before 65 minutes, more likely it would have been Diame to make way for KSY (not Shelvey) who would have sat deeper and more defensive and Perez might have sat out the whole game. My gut feeling is it would have been a point at best if Rafa had done his normal thing
That Ki did well when he came on and as you say Mac i think he only got on because of injuries, it was a good result against a decent team it will be interesting to see how they fair against Bournemouth
We got lucky, I guess we were due a bit of luck. That said the players who made the difference probably wouldn't be on the pitch if it weren't for injuries. So Rafa gets little credit from me for the (enforced) substitutions.
I have been following the club for over 40 years and in that time I have seen some shite. But the comments from pundits saying we were underdogs in this one hurt more than anything I can recall. Fxcking Watford, at fxcking home btw. Its a disgrace.