What’s to be said? Another defeat leaves us in desperate trouble unless – how often do we say that? – Chelsea and Reading at home produce 4-6 points. Martin O’Neill is paid to put the best gloss he can on the same old undercoating …
We conceded some very poor goals and that gave us an uphill task.
From the moment we conceded the second goal I thought we played very strongly.
In the second half I thought we created lots of decent chances and we were unfortunate not to put two or three of them away.
If we show the same spirit as we did in the second half today for the rest of the season then we have nothing to worry about.
We started tentatively and after we conceded that early goal we were on the back foot, setting ourselves a tough task but we rose to that.
See “Colin”‘s dejected view at http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/sunderland/id/710?cc=5739
Whether we’re playing at home or away you have to compete and that’s what we did in the second half.
We saw more of the ball after half time and gave ourselves a lot more options and proper playing time.
If we show the same determination and ability in our upcoming games, we’ll be fine.
All the best,