Poyetry in motion: no regrets after Norwich?

John McCormick writes: I’m running out of optimism. Last week was bad (plus the train cost me £56) and this week was worse. A soft red card today means we start our next game against a rampant Suarez without two of our best players. So we’re in the mire. But that’s just my thoughts, what about the man who really matters? Here he is giving us the low down on a match we couldn’t afford to lose but did.

Jake captures the Bard, with thanks to Owen Lennox
Jake captures the Bard, with thanks to Owen Lennox

Dear Colin,

It was one of the worst starts we’ve had, maybe comparable with the Cardiff game. I wasn’t expecting it – we were ready and the team was strong enough to compete, but we didn’t for half an hour. When you don’t play well and the opposition does something they don’t usually do [for the second goal], you find yourself in a very difficult situation.

I had to make a decision I don’t like – I don’t like changing players in the first half. Today it was Jack and Ki, but they paid the price because of the team performance, not their own personal performance. We needed to sort it out. Seb and Lee brought something and the team recovered a little bit. If we’d scored with Wes’s header in the second half the game changes, but it was a bad day.

I stayed outside [afterwards] to check which players went over to the fans, because they backed us really well. We need to keep believing – it is the only way.

What an opportunity on Wednesday – to play against one of the most in-form teams in England in their own stadium. I want them to go there and have a really good go, without any regrets.

All the best,

Gus Poyet

take the night off, Louis
take the night off, Louis


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2 thoughts on “Poyetry in motion: no regrets after Norwich?”

  1. Relegated with 25 points. Therefore anything from now on is a bonus. But you know what the buggers will do, win a couple of games, fill us full of hope then balls it up in the last week.

  2. A dead team walking Gus.Nothing we can do about it ,the supporters know it ,the players know it and you know it.

    Though you still have to go through the motions and be positive somehow,but we’ve been here too many times before.Must be difficult when you are in the hot seat and nothing works anymore.

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