So at the end of the day, we lost.
But it wasn’t the 6-0 or whatever the majority of us thought was it?
If you factor out their second goal, which came from a corner decision that was 100% wrong or add in the goal that we nearly scored, this had a draw written all over it on balance.
Was it really like that on balance though?
Probably not, as City looked a gulf better than us in general play.
But I seriously don’t remember Nyland being troubled too many times.
We started off very brightly, but I felt the first goal totally killed our confidence.
The willingness and effort just wasn’t the same, as much as the lads tried.
And that second goal, that really shouldn’t have stood, looked a total killer.
Yet we still managed to come back after a great ball by El Ghazi to feed Somatta for a lovely flying bullet header.
Two thoughts crossed my mind there.
Do we have anyone else at the club who can head a ball like that, defenders apart?
And would Wesley have been within ten yards of that ball in the first place?
I think the answer is no on both counts and that’s a liability, I think.
Ok, El Ghazi had an effort, but he just backed up my point.
Whatever, it’s all academic and we lost.
But my point here is that we put up a very good show and didn’t embarrass ourselves.
I could criticise certain things, but sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say we were unlucky in losing to a better side.
It’s the way it goes.
More importantly, Dean Smith needs to impart this message to the players and I’m sure he is.
If we play to the best of our ability, we’ll be able to survive this league. We just need to keep the same application as we showed today, up.
And us fans need to try and remain upbeat too, as the players surely feed off our opinions.
6-0 or whatever, my arse.
Some of us just need to at least try and believe.
I know it’s hard.
It’s hard for me too, but if us fans 100% concede relegation before we kick a ball, we’re finished before we start.
And it’s genuinely not a dig at anyone in particular.
Just look at it as a rallying call.
Because as bleak as it looks now, I believe we CAN stay up.