07 January 2018
- Last edited 07 January 2018
The substitutions are the most worrying thing for me. Pellegrino is always reacting (and too late) rather than spotting problems/tactical changes from the opposition and making a quick decision on how to adjust/cope.
The Hojberg change was again, baffling. Lemina gave us nothing extra so why bother?
The crowd were singing "you don't know know what you're doing" whilst one nil up. Says it all.
The crowd were also singing Gabbiadini's name on around 65 minutes. This is about 5 minutes after I would have put him on as Long was clearly knackered.
If 5000 fans can see it why can't Pellegrino?
I thought the line-up was wrong yesterday anyway. If he wants to help Redmond get some confidence he should have started him. He was on a hiding to nothing coming on for Boufal late in the game. Boufal had a half decent first half but was poor in the second.
As it was, when he came on Redmond looked like he was playing in fucking clown shoes. Got a big cheer when he (eventually) made a successful 3 yard pass to a team mate.
This would have been a perfect game for Tadic. More space/time in the final third would have been a good opportunity to get him going in the no.10 role. Instead we took the safe option of playing Davis.
Why not start Gabbiadini and bring on Long when their defenders are tiring? Saint CD's nipper can see it, why can't Pellegrino?
So a 1-0 win against a very poor Fulham side. Hardly a confidence booster is it? Watford will murder us if we play like that.
On the plus side: clean sheet for MC Car Thief. Bednarek did ok. JWP and Hojberg continue their good form and we had a fucking good time in the pub meeting some new drinking buddies.
Good work organising the venue Bucks. Nice to see you so utterly shit faced