In the long term - it is only another defeat to the mags
Nee doubt whatsoever that yesterday hurt like hell. Obviously still does and probably will do until at least next season (a 6-0 home win in January might help things – but even a “simple” 2-0 win wouldn’t totally fix yesterday) Would have been awful at any time but there were some genuine grounds for feeling we were turning into a canny team and they were having to adapt a championship side into the Prem. I am more used to going to the sportsdirect.com feeling we were the weaker team and would have to compensate with passion.
Simple fact is we were out thought and out fought. We went 5 in midfield: they went four and had a man advantage.
But in the grand scheme of things it is probably going to turn into an awful loss in an OK sort of season. Therefore it can’t compare with the 4-1 defeat at home in the 15 point season.
Also generally a defeat by the mags is nowhere near as bad in the longer term than genuine disasters to SAFC: the relegation to the third; the 19 point season; the 15 point season; frankly every sodding relegation since the first in 1958.
Stoke is now really important. A lot of our players could actually be scared of our supporters and there are few better than Stoke at exploiting that. I must admit if I’d seen any of them yesterday evening I am not certain my reaction would have been very pleasant. We need to focus on getting behind the team – if we let the season be ruined by this it is us the supporters who lose out.
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