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31 Mar 2019 13:13:42
Not for the first time I found myself a little perplexed at 2pm looking at the team sheet with the absence of Robinson and the total exclusion of Milosovic ( injured perhaps ? ) and after 79 mins of what can only be described as a dire performance the omens were far from good with us looking to have no hope of clawing back a point never mind three.

But as we know a stunning glanced header from Murphy and another from Wague who really does seem to attack the goal from set pieces saw the game turned on its head and bingo the unthinkable came about.

In fairness we were pretty well given a football lesson by Swansea though it has to be said that for all the posession and nice football they played very little of it resulted in anything like a threat on goal and for once things went our way when the referee booked a Swansea player for diving when to me it looked like a clear penalty.

On that topic Lolley could well have seen red for a reckless challenge on another day with a different official but perhaps the pendulum of luck swung our way for a change.

I am not nor ever have been a " booer " but I respect an individuals right to do it but the catcalls when Grabban came off for Murphy did not sit well with me at that time when we needed to be fully behind the team however dreadful it had been.

So the show rolls on to Rotherham where we must surely come away with three points and see how things pan out from them.

Perhaps a big concern is that Colback is one booking away from a three match ban but this is part of his game and unfortunately I cannot see him going the remainder of the season without that happening.

However its good to be at this stage of the season with something still on the table so onwards and ( hopefully ) upwards and

As always . . . .


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31 Mar 2019 14:31:20
Creepy, no point booing Murphy when he represents how I Neil plays . In my opinion booing Murphy means that you are booing the manager . Genuinely think most people want O Neil yet have yet to make the connection of what it means from a footballing perspective.

31 Mar 2019 14:31:40
Respect creepy, great read again.👍

31 Mar 2019 14:54:58

Absolutely right in what you eay. Booing a team off for a poor performance is different to what we saw yesterday as it was without question directed at the managers decision.
Irrespective of ones feelings towards Murphy I would suggest that Grabban was not as yet fully fit and that as we know our cupboard is threadbare on the striker front so he really was and is the only option at the moment.

31 Mar 2019 16:17:36
From what I saw, Grabban was well off the pace. Anticipated nothing and was never first to a ball, though have to say the passes to him were dire. For a big lad that looks athletic he has no toughness about him or physical strength in challenge. He is also very poor at challenging defenders in the air. Murphy has all these attributes but is less mobile. I think Grabban is going to need a few games to regain the sharpness.

31 Mar 2019 17:51:38
At least Murphy puts himself about and tries hard. He does the best he can and puts a shift in and him getting man of the match after being on the pitch for the last 20 says it all. He’s a target man, good in the air ( great goal ) and strong on the ball. It’s no good isolating him up front then expecting him to chase long balls, he ain’t no whippet and that’s not his game. If the booing was aimed at him, then that is poor support from our own fans. As for the rest of the match it was piss poor,apart from Wagues goal, and you can’t sugar coat that crap. That was the worst performance I’ve watched in a long time and we were outplayed by a mediocre mid table team playing for nothing, they deserved at least a point. Yes we’ve been robbed of points by dodgy decisions, but that rubbish yesterday doesn’t justify anything, it just shows how poor we really are. Boring, Boring football.

31 Mar 2019 20:40:42
A bit harsh on Swansea, a good footballing side that just lack cutting edge and have a defence like we had 12 months ago that can't defend crosses.
If you look at stats they have more possession than everyone they play including WBA which they totally dominated at the Hawthornes but but got beaten 3-0 and Man City only just scraped past them in cup.
So really a great result against a good side



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