The Prophet Posted May 16, 2009 Share Posted May 16, 2009 Monday was all about relief. The final whistle brought feelings of joy and hope, a feeling not felt since that draw at Manchester United on the opening day, but today summed up the rest of the season for me. We were let down by bad luck a lack of relief and most importantly a lack of back bone. The win on Monday should of been a stepping stone to safety. Fulham are a superior team to us but given the right performance we are more than capable of turning them over, we just needed to believe. From kick off there was a strangely negative atmosphere around the ground. It might of been anxiety, nervousness or apprehension but it wasn't good. It never really got any better either and that's no surprise given the lacklustre performance of the players. The atmosphere and the performance tend to go hand in hand but today the players gave the fans nothing and the spectators returned the favour with only rare glimpses of the atmosphere on Monday night. Of course it could of been oh so different if that decision had gone our way. Some ref's would have given it some wouldn't, but any home fan in such a high stakes game would expect that decision to be given in favour of their team whatever the occasion. Put it this way if that had of been in front of the Kop, or the Stretford end I'd of expected an entirely different result. You win some, you lose some and it was decision typically given against a team in our position. As for the Bassong decision I can have no complaints, the lad made a poorly calculated mistake that put our backs even further to the wall, it was really poor from a one of the more consistent performers this season. But what disappointed me more than anything was our absolute lack of any kind of back bone. We approached the game with a pedestrian pace and were an absolute shadow of the side we saw on Monday. Just like so many times this season we were let down by a lack of conviction, the want of trying. That pretty sums up far too much of our season for and that if anything will send us down. Now we need a miracle, it’s going to the wire and the players have no one to blame but themselves. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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