We all found out the team a day early again (Which should probably be addressed) and we weren’t at all shocked. No sign of players such as Klaassen, Tosun or Holgate and more starts for the ever-embarrassing Martina and Keane.
Granted, Martina was excellent today, but it’s still largely uninspiring.
The first half was a continuation of pure Sam Allardyce football, with long, aimless balls being flung about regularly and the throw-in count increasing by the minute. There were some bright sparks, mostly coming from Theo Walcott who continues to look like an extremely shrewd acquisition and some questionable decisions from Keane and Mangala.
To be honest, it was one of the more boring wins we’ve had. That’s a luxury, yes, but it also makes my job more difficult than it has to be. Let’s just rate the players and move on to next week.
We’re away, so start the anti-depressants now.