Date: 24th November 2020 at 12:00pm
Written by: Steven Haynes

See this is where you can tell the difference between someone who’s played the game like Danny Murphy and me.

What it takes me a whole article to manage to write down, he can sum up in just a couple of sentences, but he’s talking about the exact same issues. Speaking during our 3-2 loss to Everton at the weekend, former Whites captain Murphy was able to sum up in just a couple of words where things were going wrong for us against the Toffees:

Will Scott Parker last the season?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Which is pretty much the point that I raised earlier today. The problem with us this season, if you take a look at how early we tend to concede in games, more often than not via a mistake that we’ve made ourselves, we get into a hole we can’t get out of and it’s costing us dearly.

It’s no coincidence that our best performances and results have come in games where we’ve been able to hold teams off (think Wolves, Sheff Utd, West Brom and West Ham), but as soon as we give away an early goal, things go south quickly.

That needs to be the mantra going forward, even if we have to sacrifice some attacking threat, just keep things tight at the back and see how things develop from there.

What about you? Do you agree with Murphy’s comments here about us making our own problems?

 

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