Right, I was going to start off by saying something along the lines of ‘it’s time for the team to bounce back and show that they have learned from blah blah etc etc’ but decided that there is no point in saying that because this team that has, so far, been totally incapable of learning from its mistakes.
The simple fact is that we absolutely must pick up all three points against Aston Villa today. We hear so much about how this team has ability, talent, intelligence, maturity and that it has grown. Well, it’s time for them to get their collective fingers out and show that on the football pitch. As nice a gesture as it is, I don’t want to read any more apologies from players on Twitter for losing a game or have to watch Denilson come on ATVO and say sorry. Sorry doesn’t cut it if you don’t back that apology up with good performances and, most importantly, wins. So, more wins and less apologies, please.
I didn’t write any posts all week because I was just so bloody annoyed with the team that there was no point in adding to the negativity that was already floating around.
You could argue that it isn’t the end of the world because we are still just two points off the top of the league. But, the point is that we should be top of the table now, clear of our rivals. Instead we have let a glorious opportunity slip by us. Our rivals won’t keep dropping points forever and, unless we sort out our defence we will continue to spunk 3pts against the wall due to our inability to keep a clean sheet or defend as a team.
Anyway, on to today’s game and Fabregas, Eboue and Vermaelen are definitely out. So, we should line up as:
Sagna Squillaci Koscielny Clichy
Denilson Song Wilshere
Today’s game should see us come up against former player, and all-time legend, Robert Pires. It will be great to see him playing against us, but let’s hope that he has a very quiet game, should he be involved.
Okay, that’ll have to do for today. Take it easy. Here’s hoping for a much needed three points today. Come on you Reds!!!!