^^You really can't see the positives from the game...
Good point for me...
Good point for me...
Because we needed someone to track back, as Ashley Cole was bombing forward. Hence playing Hargreaves and Park on the wings from the start.im confused about one thing!?!?!
why was it when ronaldo come on wayne rooney went to right wing, surely ronaldo should play there. and for me if ronaldo was on the wing chelsea wouldnt of got that free kick would they??
what i said in a different thread, Ronaldo should have come on for Berbatov, straight swap, and we keep the same shape.The hard work of the wingers was the reason why were winning for so long, ultimately we chnaged the shape and we conceded the goal.
Rooney's ball to Evra for the goal was a good end product. To be honest I can't be bothered arguing with you, it was a good performance and Rooney was one of our best players - you are clearly a fairweather fan who expects us to batter teams in every game.versa said:Another game that left me gutted; another precious victory we thrown away.
And I have no wish to blame the referee at all It would be so easy and convenient to deflect the blame away from our beloved players. Rooney lashing out most unintelligently and senselessly to get a yellow which also led to the equaliser. Evra getting another unnecessary yellow for having a go at the linesman. Ronaldo got one himself for signalling to the referee to give a card. Clever indeed. If this is ill-discipline, then what lies beneath is more worrying...
For the second game in a row, we surrendered the initiative after taking a lead. We just sat back and wanted to defend for the rest of the game. We stopped organising any meaningful attack and looked so obviously keen to end the game at 1-0. We don't seem to get it despite what happened at Stamford Bridge last season and as recent as the defeat to Liverpool. It is as if we believe we can only score one goal and just hope it stays the same. Think Evra also talked about us losing the self-belief before the game and it looks like it is true. We seem more afraid to lose than believe we will win. Such lack of self-confidence and loser 's mentality will get us nowhere and win us no honours. I am not sure if this is another post-1999 type of blues after the Double last season.
Fergie was telling us before this game that we won't see such disgraceful defending again after the game at Anfailed. Well, we first conceded the equaliser from an unnecessary free kick given away by Rooney and then we gave some more from a free header granted to Kalou. Great, can't be better.
Another worrying aspect of our game is our central midfield. For the second game running, it looked so underweight. It hardly can impose itself in the game or gain any control for a considerable period. Scholes is really getting very slow and old, and no longer has any impact like he used to have. Think he was already downhill for the past couple of seasons and he is now sliding down even further. Fletcher works hard but again, diligence is not good enough as he is often at seas and lacks the genuine quality to hold the midfield. Hargreaves may fared slightly better but midfield control? No way, at least for now, although I thought he did alright on the right wing. Same for Anderson, full of promise and potential but yet to be fullfilled. For the records, he is not even on the bench today for crying out loud. JOS, like Fletcher, lacks any genuine quality too. And with Carrick out for 6 to 8 weeks, we are really found wanting in this key department.
And Berbatov was impressive in the start again, dropping back to chase some lost causes much to my pleasant surprise and even sliding into tackles on 2 or 3 occasions. Then he disappeared of course and started walking.
Rooney worked hard as usual and was seen all over the pitch, running and battling for the ball. But then again, familiar story, isn't it? Full marks for efforts and spirit but nothing much to report for end product.
Ronaldo came in too but could not do much while Tevez, our best forward this season, was on the bench and never came on. Why? Well, guess we better put in JOS instead to try our utmost best to cement a one-goal margin of course.....
I believe if we had truly wanted it and had the self-belief of a Double champions like we should, it would have been easily 6 points for us in the last 2 Big Four games. Instead, we only have a lousy one point.
But not to worry. It was not a defeat but only a draw and in fact we have done better than last season at the same venue. And although there are no longer 35 games left, there are still 34 more games to go. Besides the world is still revolving so it is definitely not the end of the world. And problems? Nah, what problems? They will disappear the next time you look.