Thursday, 5 December 2013
DOMESTIC LIGHTS TURNED OFF AT OLD TRAFFORD
It is such a sad state of affairs considering I'm one of those who rates winning the league as a bigger achievement than winning the Champions League. It is the bread and butter whereas the other Cup competitions are sporadic and so you never really ever get the feel of anything going.
Our defeat to Everton last night means that even getting into the Champions League places will be a battle in itself for us. Unless the club really breaks the bank in January to sort out a couple of immediate problems, we're in for a fight to get into the top 4. At the moment we've found it hard to keep pace with the likes of Everton and Newcastle not to mention the rest of our traditional rivals. We're on course to become the worst ever defending champions of a league title. Our worst start to the season in the Premier League era was always going to be the one in which we changed management but you can never really prepare yourself for what lies ahead, if it is going to be as bad as the 70s and 80s.
About the game: You cannot really say we played badly on the night. For some reason it just didn't go in for us. Whereas last season against Everton, the ball hit the post and went in, this time it came right back into play. You'd assume that Arsenal will not have such ill luck at the weekend against them. Such has been our season.
Newcastle cannot come soon enough....or perhaps it just shouldn't come and we roll on to next season.