Sunday, 2 March 2008


"You've got to be great to rotate. And Spurs aint great".

And that sums up the 4-1 defeat at St. Andrews perfectly. That and the fact Ramos played one or two out of position and the rest on the bench. Rest/lose our two best centre backs, our main midfielder and our top scorer along with our threat from wide positions and we're left with not much in the way of anything.

Play a full strength side and then take players off would have been the better option, but I'm guessing the hangover from the Cup Final is still buzzing around in the heads of all.

Probably the best thing to happen was for us to get tonked like this. Reminds everyone that there's stil plenty of work to be done. Not so much chasing a higher position, but more to do with adding more strength to the squad.

Not much else to say. Other than Robinson replicating his positioning from the Cup Final for yet another conceded free-kick.


JimmyG2 said...

But that team was still good enough to beat Birmingham or at least get an away draw.none of them were fringe or trialists,no Taraabt or reserve players,Berbatov played the whole game which I find perplexing unless Ramos thought that Bent would step and let him swap Keane for Berbatov ang give them both a half game rest.These are the bread and butter games that we need to win consistently if we are to enter the top rank

spooky said...

Which proves the Spurs players still have a mentality issue (obviously deeming this game as one of little importance due to the Cup win). Whether Ramos is at fault or whether this is another learning curve, we'll soon to find out over the next 3-4 weeks.

west stand bagel said...

Gutless performance, which was nothing short of a disgrace. Fair enough we don't have the depth, but the players we put out are good enough to beat the Brums, no dis-respect to them. To play and concede like that is unacceptable and I would believe that Ramos won't stand for it.

Although I don't really stand for Ramos dropping so many players but if we beat PSV in mid-week none of this will matter.

paxton yid said...

Come on, we all knew we would fall apart after last weekend!

Though would be nigh unacceptable if it happens this Sunday.