Posted on Sunday, 2nd October 2011 by lordofthewing
It seems a bit off to blame a utterly toothless display on a ‘moment of madness’ but if you engage the rational part of your brain, which will be difficult at this time for some but is always difficult for the majority, but the moment off the sending off was the moment we were losing 3 points.
Two poor teams trying to find the opening to the pot of gold. The importance of the first goal was increasing as the clock was ticking, they took their chances we were wasteful with our slim pickings.
The Randon Team Generator was called into action again. Apart from the goalkeeper and Bang Bang all the other changes were forced. Players seem to be sleep walking through games and others seem to be unfit for action. It’s a frustrating mix.
Any feeling of boosting on this season has been lost. The feeling of salvaging the season is already upon us. We are in shark infested waters with a hole in the boat. Too many players out of form, to many injuries and a management team unsure of it’s self.
It’s a volatile cocktail that could all lead to grounds for divorce. That’s only if your wallowing in the self pity of the we deserve better brigade. My mantra is football fans are stupid and deserve nothing. When you start believing that your thoughts become irrational, ludicrous and not worth bothering about. Not that I am blinkered.
We lacked spirit. We lacked the correct mentality. We lacked the discipline. More worrying off all we lacked the passion.
That was something we had last season. That was something we got from the sidelines. The Gaffer has morphed into a restrained creature. It’s almost as if the reaction to his normal manager like behaviour, which saw unprecedented vitrol, hatred and condemnation as he rejuvenated a mess, has seen him reassess himself.
It’s Neil Lennon V2.0 and it’s not working. It’s almost like this version of Lennon is what he has been worn down too by the populist opinion. Be like Mowbray and take your medicine. One of the many things said about Lennon is that he only does ‘embattled’.
Thank f*ck for that as we are now back there. Except this time it’s his own support that are backing him into the corner.