When I predicted 3 wins on the trot, I hadn’t appreciated that Jose had thrown his lot in with the owner and CEO and decided to try not to win tonight’s game. He takes off our only creative player , Harriot on 65 minutes just after he has beaten about 6 blokes twice and leaves on Simon who lets face it was shockingly awful , immobile and never going to score . To compound the misery , having not started Sanogo when he should have done , he also brings on Lookman for the last 5 minutes when it’s all far too late.
Next year in the 3rd division , Roly can save more money by not having any managers or coaches and give the crowd ( those few that are still left) a keyboard when we arrive and we can pick the team and then when to make a substitution and who it should be by voting on our handhelds, because 99 times out of a hundred , the crowd have a much better idea of the best team , what the shape and tactics should be and when to make subs than the manager.
Final point , what on earth did West Ham do to Diego Poyet ? When he left us , he looked like the next Scott Parker , I would have backed him for the England team – now he looks like a bloke who can hardly pass the ball more than 10 yards on the rare occasion when he touches it at all , he never tackles anyone , doesn’t seem to have any pace or be able to head the ball other than directly upwards . Surely somewhere in there , a good player still exists , but if he carries on like this , his career will only go one way …….