M Salut says: I wanted to say something directly to Gus Poyet but am so angry, especially on behalf of 4.200+ loyal souls who went to Bradford and endured the dross offered by the handsomely paid men undeservedly wearing a proud club’s shirt, that I leave it to him …
It was a difficult game, a proper old-fashioned cup tie.
There were 22 players doing their best in difficult conditions and going behind so early was not the best start for us.
I don’t think the players were influenced by the home crowd; they tried the best, they tried to adapt to the pitch and they fought for the cause – there were plenty of elbows, tackles, cuts, bruises – everything you would expect in a tie like we’ve seen today, but it wasn’t enough.
In all games when you are on top, things need to go in your favour, and that didn’t happen for us. We had a penalty-shout in the first half, but we didn’t get it and then after that we didn’t really have another chance.
I like to see my team try and they did that today.
Adam Johnson went close; if you put him in that situation in any other game he would have scored, but today he mishit it and it just didn’t go in our favour.
It’s all about winning next week against West Brom, that’s the message. We need to start much better than we did today and go out there and take our opportunities and make more of them.
We need to make every effort possible to win that game next week.
Thanks for your support,