John McCormick writes….
Our two post match verdicts were not good. Pete Sixsmith used the phrase “inexorable slide”. A few minutes later Rob Hutchison chipped in with “Fading away with a barely a wimper”.
But what does our manager say? Does he agree? Not quite, although he does appreciate the fans, as you can see from the personal and private post-match letter he sent to M Salut, and perhaps some others, at the end of the game
It was a cruel goal, very cruel indeed.
I don’t think Liverpool created the goal; it was pure luck. Even the finish was slightly mis-hit, but it went in and that’s what matters.
I think that killed the whole place because we were so optimistic about the second half after what we’d tried to do in the first.
It took a while to recover from that but in the end there wasn’t enough quality play in the final third from ourselves to create the sort of chances to get us back in the game. The effort, organisation and commitment were fine.
Wes Brown came in and did a fantastic job for us; he used his experience with John and Younes out. We lost Jack Rodwell to a hamstring injury and then Seb Coates, so everything has gone against us again.
We have to keep looking to change our luck ourselves, and we do that by continuing to believe in ourselves, work as hard as we did tonight and provide the right sort of quality in front of the opposition goal.
The fans were superb tonight. They were disappointed, like us, but they were terrific and tried to spur the lads on.
Every time we were in the final third they were willing us to get a goal, but sadly we couldn’t produce the right amount of quality to get one.
Thanks for your support