Rob Hutchison is not always restricted to one-word, one-mark ratings after games he’s (mostly) seen us lose. Scenes at Stamford Bridge after Sunday’s thrashing caught his eye …
Preferable to watching the John Terry love-in inside Stamford Bridge at full time that’s for sure.
Nick Barnes was waiting to conduct a couple of interviews but was kept waiting for en eternity; he didn’t look too happy either.
The kit was being loaded up, Darron Gibson paused and looked around but nobody really gave a toss, Jermain Defoe gave his tie to the coach driver as a final memento.
David Moyes had come out and stepped straight on to the steps of the team coach, He’d obviously not heard the shout.
“Leave, just leave” said the boy calmly.
As I walked back to the station taking it in, it also dawned on me this is what the man has done to our club. Worn down and divided the fanbase; fading by a thousand cuts of lethargy and apathy, sucked the very soul out of the place and left it an empty shell not deliberately, but nevertheless he got it as badly wrong as one could ever imagine.
A wretched tenure which unravelled and left the himself and fans like a couple who hate each other but stay together for the sake of the kids.
Maybe the lad’s words were the final straw? Maybe it was just the latest of dozens of similar incidents. If that’s the case then I can’t blame him for chucking it in, irrespective of transfer budgets, or blueprint plans, but one things for sure, it was time.