Well, the whole theme of this was going to be about how poor we are.
But we did look pretty good for a while, a period which started with Bacuna hitting the post, with Ayew scoring from a decent shot, albeit it was deflected.
Unfortunately that period only lasted five minutes, so the general theme still stands.
You mention any negative you like and we demonstrated it tonight.
We lacked creativity, we lacked guile, we lacked craft, we lacked dynamism, we lacked skill, we lacked desire, we lacked quality, we lacked direction and most importantly we lacked confidence.
Fair enough, you could probably leave Ayew out of that, as he looked pretty good, but overall the rest of it was so poor I just had the feeling that we’re going down this season.
For once I got the score right so it wasn’t entirely unexpected, but it was the nature of the performance that disappointed me and we frankly look a team in disarray.
I didn’t really want to talk about Remi Garde, as I was hoping to write something about him tomorrow, but I’m afraid I’ll be amazed if he can turn this team around.
I think the one thing that worried me about his appointment, even more than having no Premier league experience, is the fact that he has no experience in dragging a squad by the scruff of it’s neck and changing it’s mentality; something I think that’s needed.
The Sky pundits are suggesting we looked better in the second half, but when you consider we were truly awful in the first half, it’s really not saying much.
I think we’re doomed and I just hope that Lerner and Fox appointed Garde with a view to getting us promoted.
On that performance I don’t think we have a hope in hell of staying up.