Remember when we needed just 3 points to stay up from 11 games? Well with the way things are going we are in a relegation battle and I can see it happening again. Today was a must win, too many changes to the team, Appleton has said he was in full control of players leaving and I think we should of maybe kept some and let them leave for free in the summer. We have ripped the team to pieces and replaced them with Inexperienced players. Rotherham will be hungry to play us right now.
Just looking forward to hearing what MA has to say for context. I was concerned when he said there was nothing between the sides in the last 2 games because that’s not what I saw against Portsmouth at least.
I’ll (try to) refrain from knee-jerk reactions. You can always point to several reasons to excuse the defeat today. Ultimately, we’re shit. We do have the ability to kick on, but not the guile to do so.
Question is, does this group of players have it in them to gel, given that half or more shall be exiting over the summer? We need to dig out four wins from somewhere. My confidence is plummeting, and feeling for the first time that we’re entering a relegation scrap. I’ll give it to the end of February to reserve judgement.
"I was concerned when he said there was nothing between the sides in the last 2 games because that’s not what I saw against Portsmouth at least. "
I agree. I could not believe it when MA said he saw lots of positives against Portsmouth. The performance was abject, and today was even worse.
I can't see that any of the new signings are better than the people they have replaced. Yes, they are young - but I am seriously concerned that MA is obsessed with only developing young players. Expect to see Shackell, Bolger and Eardley go in the summer - and they were our three best players today.