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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 21 Apr 22 8.57am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

Three defeats in a row and no goal scored in the last two.

I thought we were ok in the first half against Chelsea and insipid after the break. Tiredness may have played a part but considering that Chelsea got to the final of the League Cup and have been playing European football as well, it's not really an excuse.

However, I thought the first half last night was one of our poorest all season. The complete lack of energy and ideas compared to ASM, Joelinton and so on was stark. We had Zaha, Olise, Gallagher and Edouard which, for me, isn't too far off my first choice attack.

Maybe I'm being harsh and it's just an inevitable dip in form after a good run of results but it feels a bit like the players have checked out which, considering we could still finish anywhere between 9th and 16th and there's a couple of million for each place higher you finish, is frustrating.

Thoughts?

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 21 Apr 22 9.06am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

yes we are on the Beach in Ibiza, wearing flip-flops and drinking margueritas.

Time for PV to give a trial to new young hungry blood. There is no excuse for slackers in professional football.

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 21 Apr 22 9.23am Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

Its important we dont get into that mindset as its normally still there at the start of the next season . Likewise a good finnish normally equates to a good start .

 

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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 21 Apr 22 9.29am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Originally posted by Elpis

Its important we dont get into that mindset as its normally still there at the start of the next season . Likewise a good finnish normally equates to a good start .

Do you mean Mikael Forssell?

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 21 Apr 22 9.32am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

surely Laziness is a sackable offence ?

remember Mesut Ozil, walking after the ball when a breakaway has just started.

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 21 Apr 22 9.58am Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

Originally posted by Slimey Toad

Do you mean Mikael Forssell?

I think after a decent spell with us he was on the beach the rest of his career

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 21 Apr 22 10.10am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Elpis

I think after a decent spell with us he was on the beach the rest of his career

I had heard that Forssell worked so hard on the training ground and it was difficult to get him off it.
I recall him as a player with quick feet who was very strong and had the ability to score with both feet.
The poor lad was blighted with injuries a few yeas after he left our club.


Edited by Willo (21 Apr 2022 10.14am)

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 21 Apr 22 10.21am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

We were rubbish last night but let's not over do it.

We had a tough game at Leicester before a big Cup game and an even harder one straight after.
We are all but safe, and we have a young squad.

Mitchell has had a little dip which is no shock for a young player and it only takes the odd mistake to lose a game.

A couple more wins and this will be a very good season for us. As it is, we have done OK given the changes at the club.

What is important is that we continue to invest in improving the squad and make good choices as we did last Summer.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 21 Apr 22 10.22am Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

So Brighton have returned from their beach have they? Teams against us are allowed to score and beat us, so what if it's three in a row, we sound a little bit like we should be in the top six.

Edited by Tickled pink (21 Apr 2022 10.24am)

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 21 Apr 22 10.28am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Tickled pink

So Brighton have returned from their beach have they? Teams against us are allowed to score and beat us, so what if it's three in a row, we sound a little bit like we should be in the top six.

Edited by Tickled pink (21 Apr 2022 10.24am)

We played Leicester just before the Chelsea game and perhaps had one eye on the semi-final.

We played Newcastle after that semi-final and as I articulated prior to the game there was every chance that the Wembley game would take its toll both physically and mentally, besides we had to make the long trip up north.

 

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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 21 Apr 22 10.30am Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

We were rubbish last night but let's not over do it.

We had a tough game at Leicester before a big Cup game and an even harder one straight after.
We are all but safe, and we have a young squad.

Mitchell has had a little dip which is no shock for a young player and it only takes the odd mistake to lose a game.

A couple more wins and this will be a very good season for us. As it is, we have done OK given the changes at the club.

What is important is that we continue to invest in improving the squad and make good choices as we did last Summer.

I think it's clear that Mitchell is still not quite fit following his injury against Leicester and should probably not have played last night to give him a rest. Olise was probably rushed back too quickly and Edouard looked like JPM when he first came back into the team, having not played for ages.

It's also not hard to understand that following the hugely disappointing loss in the semi, for a group of younger players, to then have to travel to the other end of the country 3 days later for amatch against the team that since January has recorded the second most points in the league was never going to be easy.

Had last nights game been played with a couple more days rest, I think we would have seen a completely different side from us.

I don't think Viera is the type of person who would allow the players to switch off and I think we just lost to 3 good teams under difficult circumstances. Leicester with one eye on the cup match and then no real recovery time after Chelsea match.

At least we now have a longer break before Leeds on Monday.

 

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View aashman12's Profile aashman12 Flag 21 Apr 22 11.31am Send a Private Message to aashman12 Add aashman12 as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

Three defeats in a row and no goal scored in the last two.

I thought we were ok in the first half against Chelsea and insipid after the break. Tiredness may have played a part but considering that Chelsea got to the final of the League Cup and have been playing European football as well, it's not really an excuse.

However, I thought the first half last night was one of our poorest all season. The complete lack of energy and ideas compared to ASM, Joelinton and so on was stark. We had Zaha, Olise, Gallagher and Edouard which, for me, isn't too far off my first choice attack.

Maybe I'm being harsh and it's just an inevitable dip in form after a good run of results but it feels a bit like the players have checked out which, considering we could still finish anywhere between 9th and 16th and there's a couple of million for each place higher you finish, is frustrating.

Thoughts?

If they're on the beach for an FA cup semi final then they can all f*** off

 

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