John McCormick writes: I would have been at this game had it been played at the original time. I suppose I should be glad I missed it; I thought the first half was mind-numbingly boring and the second half was little better, plus we lost through a soft goal.
But I know nowt about football, so I have to refer to the letter which our manager writes to M Salut (and one or two others) after each game to find out what really went on:
It was a tough game. We didn’t get enough of the ball to really dictate.
We were up against it early on, but we were resilient, stuck at it and probably had the best chance.
I know they had a lot of opportunities, but we had the best one from Steven Pienaar.
I’ve got to praise the lads for sticking at their task and take some positives from it.
We gifted them [Kane’s goal] but in the rest of the game we worked really hard to protect our goal and not give things away.
I thought Didier Ndong played really well today. Hopefully people can see what he gives us – big energy and good legs.
We’re trying to build and fathom out a way forward with a new, younger-looking side.
The fans were great. To be truthful I think they appreciated that the boys hung in there and stuck at it.
We’re back down in London on Wednesday and we want to get it done, come down and do well in the cup.
We will go with a strong team and try to get a result.
Thanks for your support,