The Villa never fail to let us down do they?
Just as I was beginning to think we were on a serious roll, so we lose at home, just when we could have closed on Cardiff.
That’s not the worst of it though, as John Terry has confirmed himself that he’s broken his 5th Metatarsal, meaning he’s going to be out for probably a minimum six weeks and more likely nearer to twelve.
Which means the worst part of the season.
I can’t say I like Terry as a person, but I’d just come round to admitting that he’s been outstanding for us up to now and he is undoubtedly going to be a massive loss.
Just when we were discussing the possibility of him being injured too, the other night.
You couldn’t make it up.
I didn’t see the game, but heard parts of the commentary and it didn’t sound good.
You can’t legislate for the first goal, which I’ve subsequently seen and it was an absolute stormer.
Even if you don’t fancy watching it, you should.
The second goal, I haven’t seen, but it was just after Terry going off and I’m hearing that Samba was at fault.
I don’t rate Samba at all, but it does seem harsh to blame him, when he’s only just come on.
That said, his job is to stop goals and he didn’t do it.
He scored a consolation goal, but for me, that’s not we got him for and that part isn’t good enough.
It’s interesting though, that Samba has a better goal-scoring record than Hogan.
Who was apparently totally anonymous today. It’s looking more and more like he isn’t going to fit in for us and might have to be sold in the winter window, at probably a massive loss, to fund some players coming in.
It would seem Samba is the automatic replacement for Terry and that has to be a major concern, given that he’s even slower. I know it was probably done for financial reasons, but how bad does Baker’s sale look now?
I suppose Jedinak can do a job there too, but then we don’t have him where he plays best.
Maybe we ought to look at bringing one of the younger defenders in, but I can’t see Bruce doing it.
I ought to be discussing how we created absolutely nothing today and Wednesday made it seem so easy.
But it doesn’t really matter does it?
Losing a game happens.
But losing such an influential player while having no decent back-up, is a disaster.