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A Point Was A Fair Result

In his after match verdict Monny believes that the draw today was the right result given our second half performance.

I could maybe understand that if he'd said second, second half performance - fourth quarter style - because we only really got going after about 65 plus minutes and to be honest, even then I'm being generous.

If I'm fair about it, given how we played Burnley were absolutely mugged.

Speaking on the official site after Heskey literally got us out of jail, the manager said:

'We were stodgy in the first half and we had no reason to be.'

Stodgy is a very good word for what was a truly horrendous performance. He goes on to comment that there was no reason for confidence to be low after the Bolton match and I doubt anyone could disagree with that.

I'll just however be free to question why a winning team, that actually played some decent football was changed. We all knew it would be but that doesn't make it sensible.

Weather conditions, even the change of some personnel etc cannot explain why so many of our players failed to do so many basic things. Passing, control.....HOOF!

'They got the goal - not the best goal from our viewpoint, and it knocked us back a little bit.'

And if Bikey could finish we could've easily been on the end of a 3-4 nil thumping. Again our midfield gave our defence absolutely no cover during the game and going forward I struggle to understand how 6 players ahead of the defence can be so static.

At points it was like nobody wanted the ball, and when it did come to them they just kicked it as far as they could as quick as they could. The polar opposite of how we have shown we can play.

'Overall, I felt the point was well merited.'

I'll politely disagree and allow others to talk about Top 4 and let that gloss over the type of performance us fans have been expected to sit through far too often in the last two years.

For me there's a subtle difference between the occasional picking up of a point or three on a truly bad at the office, and truly bad days at the office being the norm where you pick up points.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 21 2009

Time: 8:32PM

Your Comments

This is what worries me , MON genuinely believes what he says! Why not tell the truth , we were rubbish today and I'll have the lads in tomorrow for extra training to iron out the faults. This is not good enough ! That is what I and I'm sure many others would like him to be telling us , not coming out with crap !
villan57
This is what worries me , MON genuinely believes what he says! Why not tell the truth , we were rubbish today and I'll have the lads in tomorrow for extra training to iron out the faults. This is not good enough ! That is what I and I'm sure many others would like him to be telling us , not coming out with crap !
villan57
Simply not good enough , ONLY 4th coming into December and not playing that well . We should be playing like Barca and be sitting 6 points clear at the top of the table Not sitting a massive 3 WHOLE points behind Arsenal and a crazy 6 behind Man U. No...not good enough at all . Fetch em all in today for training , how dare they !!!!FFS
Bsixer
Simply not good enough , ONLY 4th coming into December and not playing that well . We should be playing like Barca and be sitting 6 points clear at the top of the table Not sitting a massive 3 WHOLE points behind Arsenal and a crazy 6 behind Man U. No...not good enough at all . Fetch em all in today for training , how dare they !!!!FFS
Bsixer
Ok, yesterday wasn't great. (not by a long way), but I do think your taking a lot away from Burnley's performance yesterday. They we're quick to close us down, quick to get it forward and I think it was only fitness being the reason we got back into it towards the end. We're not the first and certainly won't be the last to go to Turf Moor and have to fluke a point. Blues and ManU lost there remember.
Jaymo_UTV
Ok, yesterday wasn't great. (not by a long way), but I do think your taking a lot away from Burnley's performance yesterday. They we're quick to close us down, quick to get it forward and I think it was only fitness being the reason we got back into it towards the end. We're not the first and certainly won't be the last to go to Turf Moor and have to fluke a point. Blues and ManU lost there remember.
Jaymo_UTV
By the way, I do believe what I said above doesn't justify our performance, but I think its a point.
Jaymo_UTV
By the way, I do believe what I said above doesn't justify our performance, but I think its a point.
Jaymo_UTV
2 things: Burnley may be new kids in the top flight, but their home record is pretty good, and in the same way as Hull did last season, they'll take points off better sides than the us this season. Secondly, "Heskey literally got us out of jail"? Literally, he came on and rescued a point for us. Literally getting out of jail would involve a jail and perhaps some dynamite or something.
lorenzo
2 things: Burnley may be new kids in the top flight, but their home record is pretty good, and in the same way as Hull did last season, they'll take points off better sides than the us this season. Secondly, "Heskey literally got us out of jail"? Literally, he came on and rescued a point for us. Literally getting out of jail would involve a jail and perhaps some dynamite or something.
lorenzo
I never went to the game so can not comment on how we played. However the formation indicates that we played the much maligned 442 formation. I can not understand how we can play 433(451) for the only two away games we have won this season at B-lose and Redscouse, and then fail to play it again. Of the 13 games this season, 9 have been against teams in the bottom half and 4 against teams in the top half. We are 5th at the moment with the potential to drop like a stone if M'ON does not get his head around his best team and formation. With the points dropped against Wigan, Wet Spam , Wolves, Burnley, Blackburn we should be not even looking at top four, we should be top of the table. M'ON has missed a real opportunity in the same way that he did in the back half of last season. Being fith is good but with the quality of players he has assembled, the money he has spent and the good run of games we have had, we should be doing much, much better than we are.
voiceoftheholte
I never went to the game so can not comment on how we played. However the formation indicates that we played the much maligned 442 formation. I can not understand how we can play 433(451) for the only two away games we have won this season at B-lose and Redscouse, and then fail to play it again. Of the 13 games this season, 9 have been against teams in the bottom half and 4 against teams in the top half. We are 5th at the moment with the potential to drop like a stone if M'ON does not get his head around his best team and formation. With the points dropped against Wigan, Wet Spam , Wolves, Burnley, Blackburn we should be not even looking at top four, we should be top of the table. M'ON has missed a real opportunity in the same way that he did in the back half of last season. Being fith is good but with the quality of players he has assembled, the money he has spent and the good run of games we have had, we should be doing much, much better than we are.
voiceoftheholte
 

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