I think that’s the third 4-1 loss we’ve suffered in the last few weeks isn’t it?
At least it wasn’t at home this time, but that’s really not much of a plus point.
For what it’s worth, I actually thought we played well at times and certainly around 15-25 minutes or so, we applied some nice pressure which resulted in a super cross on the run from Marc Albrighton (something I’ve always rated him as being very good at) and Gabby putting the ball in the net after Bony had taken the lead for Swansea.
It was certainly a deserved equaliser, but then we had a bit of a calamity from Guzan’s clearance which resulted in Jonjo Shelvey hitting an absolute peach of a volley from god knows how many yards out that left Guzan with no chance. The strike showed superb technique and for me, is up there as a contender for goal of the season.
I won’t pick on Brad there as it was just one of those wonder strikes.
We didn’t let our heads drop too much though and still battled on fairly well, although I had a sneaky feeling we wouldn’t get back into it.
Albrighton (my MOTM again) was whipping some super balls in and any decent striker would have probably had a hat-trick today (Bent anyone?) but nine times out of ten, there was nobody on the end of them.
Sod’s law says I took a toilet break for Swansea’s third goal, so I can’t comment on that.
But when I did start watching again, it seemed to me that the lads had just lost heart.
Then, when Holt came on for El Ahmadi and signalled a four up top, I basically gave up too.
Is it just me who thinks this is schoolboy tactics?
A penalty that you just knew Guzan wasn’t going to save rounded things off on a day where nothing really went right for us and left me despondent, as I thought this was one of the three games that we really ought to win. Just Hull next week left out of my three and I’ll definitely be going.
Not that I’m looking forward to it much.
While we huff and puff, we quite simply aren’t good enough. It’s as simple as that.
Please let this season end as soon as possible, with us getting enough to keep us up, so we can go again.
But please not with any of the current hierarchy. If we do go down and it’s looking very possible, even though I think we’ll scrape it, it’ll be their fault and will serve them right.