I hate these two games of the season absolutely no question.
It has nothing to do with the results, I'm a grown up I can handle losing a game, without having to start calling for new managers, I can also see the plusses of a well kept clean sheet as opposed to an hr playing like an in form Arsenal only to lose to a couple of shitty goals. Basically i'm quite the realist (I guess being a blues fan through the nineties does that to a guy)
Here's my problem, Stoke, Reading, Birmingham, Shitty and even fucking Bolton have all gone to that pit and come away with something. We have been playing some quality stuff lately, and have gone into this game in the richest vein of form we've had all season. Then they drop a man down... fucking excellent I thought, now we have em. However things panned out a little differently didn't they, yet again we sat and didn't really make those shitehawks make any tough decisions, nothing. I hate it, when are we going to strop treating them with such respect. All that seems to happen at derbies now is every other dickhead diving in because they think thats what happens in derbies. I'm bored of it, fine let those classless hacks do what they want, i'd like for once to see us play some football against Liverpool instead.
We lost to 10 men. Now I know that as soon as the red card was show, they dropped to that all familiar Liverpool formation of 1 keeper 8 defenders but please, we had Arteta and Donovan who can attack with aplomp down the right and Pienaar and Baines who have terrorised right backs on so many occasions now that I don't care to recall them all, so can someone tell me why we continously tried to play our way throught the middle. I swear, if I saw Neville play that same useless fucking ball to the edge of their 18 yard line one more time i'd have driven north and strangled the bastard.
With our midfield options we could easily have played to the byline and then let messers Cahill, Saha, Yakubu, Anichebe do what it is they do in the box. Could no one else really see that trying to run through 6 central defenders wasn't really going to work, it's not like we really had to worry about much of a counter attack, that was only ever a threat from Liverpool FC himself, Gerrard.
As I explained to an Arsenal mate of mine afterwards, I'm not disappointed with the defeat, just the lack of attacking bite that is ALWAYS absent when we play this shower.
My t'ppence anyway!