I had a sneaky feeling there was no way we would get 3 wins on the trot at home, hence I predicted a one all draw.
But little did I suspect that Stoke would run out such convincing winners today either. Which they were.
While I’m a very emotional type of fan, along with most of us, I always try to see the better side of things and always try to shy away from the “disgraceful” type comments, particularly in headline posts.
But let’s make no bones about it, Stoke were by far the better side today.
And we were frankly a bloody disgrace.
It all started so well too.
We were knocking the ball around nicely and I even commented that we looked class for the first few minutes where we took a deserved lead via Benteke.
And then, I just don’t know what happened.
We conceded a goal and it seems we just collapsed, with the second coming shortly after.
After that, I just don’t know what to say.
We offered absolutely nothing and seemed increasingly desperate as the game went on.
Let’s sum things up, as I can’t be arsed to actually talk about the game, I’m so wound up;
Simply awful defence.
Shocking tackling all over the place.
First away win for Stoke since August.
Stoke equalled their highest away win ever in the Prem.
First time Stoke have beaten us at home in 38 years (might have heard that wrong).
And the final insult?
They looked a class above us.
Do you know what made me laugh today?
The fans booing Stoke’s delaying tactics, when I’ve criticised us for the very same thing and got slated because “it’s professional”.
Couple all this with the fact that I don’t recall seeing the ground so empty with ten minutes to go, in donkey’s years and I’m minded to think it was a bad day at the office.
No it wasn’t. It was way worse than that.
As for Holt on for the last 10 minutes, I just despair.
Just as things were looking so rosy after last week.
I think I’d best leave it at that.