Apart from the 11 teams above you?!
We’ve played much better than this. We are as energetic and as fit as anyone else in this division. Transfer market?! What’s that meant to mean?! I suggest you check out Brentford and their transfer policy!!
I fully expect all clubs scout the opposition, I don’t think the high press causing issues will surprise anyone,
Yeah, I agree that none of the defence played well today (rare to say that about Rico) but I meant more in possession - I think MBS struggles more than others with being pressed high like that. We need a defender like Tarky (dare I say it) who can beat a man and bring it out himself to break the line.Thought Sorenson was the best of the starting back four today.
The other three all made mistakes at some point
This is true. Reading did it to us but their legs had gone after 65 minutes.
Still need to work out a way to play against this high press... I almost feel we should have tried long ball today and just bypassed it completely and tried to play on the second ball. Really exposed Sorensen today I thought but he's still really young and has had to play a lot more games than expected.
Hand it to Barnsley, they had the discipline and stamina to do what others have tried - high press, physical play, exploit our weakness at defending set pieces, break up our play, and stick to what they are good at.
I'd have started Fosu.
We really need Jannsen back to organise our defence.
They played cleverly on Pinnock's right footedness, which made clearances awkward.
Need a good result against HaHa to restore momentum.
Have to get this conceding early monkey off our backs.
Nothing to do with your fitness. I doubt you are fitter than us. Everything to do with how we approached this game. We knew very well what you are about and should have come out of the blocks. We didnt adapt and you deservedly won. Big error by our management. Still one defeat in 22 isn't the end of the world. Good luck for the rest of the season.Other teams can’t do what we do pal.
it takes a lot of hard work, in the transfer market and on training pitch. No one’s as fit as us in this league
Can’t see us losing many at home to mid table teams either. This came after 21 unbeaten but had to end. What matters now is the reactionWell beaten, not at the races today, very disapointing you just cant see Norwich or Swansea losing many at home to mid table teams.
No complaints like last year they were the better team and deserved to end our unbeaten run. No matter how good a team you are you can't keep giving early goals away in games and always expect a positive result at the end. We have to dust ourselves down and regroup for QPR.
Too many players below the level expected which over a long season I suppose is to be expected sometimes.