The 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday evening wasn’t exactly surprising. Well, not to me anyway…
However it seems to have been a catalyst for some to extinguish any hopes that they may have had for this season based purely on this one result.
Now I’m not suggesting for one moment that everything is fine and well and I know we didn’t exactly cover ourselves in glory at Stamford Bridge, but the result was far from embarrassing and, on another day, we’ have found the back of the net with at least one of our three guilt edged chances that fell to Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba on the night. Another game on another night maybe?
Personally I think a bit of perspective is needed. The mood is down at the moment seemingly, but we’ve mustered three points from our first two league games, and tough league games at that. We beat Tottenham who would have been in the Champions League this season had the other team we have faced thus far not actually won the competition last season.
Surely that isn’t too bad is it?
Chins up. There is plenty of time to go in this season so don’t chuck in all your expectations just yet, especially not based on a loss against the European Champions.
I also understand that a lot of people are less than impressed with our business in this window to date, and with only just over 72 hours of the transfer window remaining some are understandably nervous regarding both incoming AND potentially outgoing transfers having an effect on our season.
Yes I’ll be annoyed (but only with the board for failing to back their manager) if we fail to bring anyone else in and yes I agree that it is leaving us vulnerable to injuries and suspension with our hectic list of fixtures. However, we still have a good team with some cracking players, don’t forget it.
Many of you won;t agree with this of course, but at the end of the day we’ve played two tough games to start the season with. They were never going to be easy, regardless of whether we’d signed five, ten, fifteen players, and I’m happy with the three points we have so far.
The rest can wait until/if/when it happens…