Sunday 24th January 2016
Hundreds and hundreds of messages I’ve had. And I’m not really sure how I’m supposed to sum them all up. There are very few positive slants (understandably) but other than that summary, there’s not an awful lot of views that would fall into the level headed view section either.
Chelsea are full of talented, mentally paid, ‘couldn’t give a shite where I play as long as It’s the highest wages’ players. And this season has proved they turn up for work as and when they can be bothered. Not playing for the badge is something we have all needed to get used to in this country.
But, no matter what we think, playing against a team that are not particularly fond of you demands you turn up.
I thought we did today. But, when taking the game to a side like Chelsea you have to be ready for getting caught on the break.
That’s all well and good.
But if you commit to a challenge that if you miss, you will get sent off, we have to accept that. Simples. And, unfortunately for us, that happened.
Amongst all the frustration I can’t help but write about my mindset. Yes, down to ten men, it’s very very difficult. But it was still nil nil. Give me nil nil at half time. Regroup and go again.
That didn’t happen.
And I was negative beyond belief at half time.
I still thought we could turn it around of course. You know how positive I am. But. Just but.
It’s a disappointing day. Very. But, does it mean it’s all over? Of course not.
Enjoy your week.
See you on Saturday as we attempt to continue our incredible FA Cup run.
Keep the faith.