What a Liberty!

Calamity strikes
Calamity strikes
I honestly think that when it comes to football results I’m one of the most measured guys out there.

Not in terms of guessing or predicting or anything like that as I’m awful at that. However I rarely get carried away with a win and almost never get down about a defeat providing the performance is good enough.

Until now that is. The 1-0 defeat to Swansea has left me feeling pretty peeved if I’m being honest. You may have noticed that I didn’t bother with a match report after the game such was/is my feeling of anger about the game. What I don’t get, and what I’ve been trying to piece together since Saturday, is why this defeat in particular has annoyed me so much.

Do I dislike Swansea? No I actually quite like them and have nothing against them unlike a Liverpool or Sunderland for example. Do I dislike their manager? Players? Fans? Not especially. I sometimes think a lot of praise is given for little reason but generally they deserve it, play nice football, keep themselves to themselves (unlike a Harry Redknapp for comparison purposes) and just get on with it.

Was I annoyed with our performance? Not really. I thought we played well and equalled the pass masters of the Premier League and had a fair share of the chances. Tactics? Again no real issues here. Player performance? Nope, all clear here also.

So what has left me feeling so let down about the Liberty?

I think it’s the realisation that we’re still in the relegation mix. Results and performances have improved no end and we most definitely deserved something from the Liberty Stadium, but ultimately we got nothing which doesn’t help us in the short term.

I keep hearing that we have a squad to challenge in Europe AND secure safety, but league tables don’t lie after this amount of games and we’re still in the danger zone. Games are running out and we need points on the board pretty quickly.

We should know more than most that you’re never too good to go down!

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158 thoughts on “What a Liberty!

  1. JJ – I agree with you. But I wouldn’t want to be sitting on 36 points going into the last game.


  2. Ice,

    If we reach 36 points it means:

    QPR need 16 points in their final 10 games simply to match us – highly unlikely.
    Reading will need 13 points from 10 games still needing to play Man United away, Arsenal away, Liverpool at home, Man City at home – highly unlikely as well.
    Villa would need 12 points have Liverpool, Man United, Chelsea and Stoke away.

    All these sides would have to achieve this and Southhampton and Wigan would have to achieve more than a point a game average to go above us.

    None of these sides have managed to achieve more than a point a game so far this season.

    I’d go as far as to say 40 points could well be enough for 15th place this season. 45/46 points and we’ll be around 10th.


  3. going on current form of last 5 games 3 wins and 2 defeats if we keep that form going should be somewere between 46 and 48 points.Plus we got a fairly easy run down to the season bar liverpool man city


  4. Michael12@95, I hate Man Utd, so Fergie leaving Rooney and Valencia on the bench until late in the game was a great decision in my book, a great decision…. 🙂

    btw that’s why goalies are there, the Madrid goalie didn’t make any extraordinary saves imo


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