Today was such an important game. We NEEDED a win. We played so, so well and dominated the most in-form team in the league for almost all of the game. We didn't convert enough chances, true, but we had a goal disallowed for nothing and there was a blatant handball in the 85th minute (by Carr, I think). So we currently have no form AND no luck, but we continue to play with passion and some skill again.
So what I'm saying is, we're playing too well to be relegated and I think we'll have a blinding last quarter or so to the season when we get everyone back, but we've dropped too many points. What really dissapoints me is that Liverpool are fucking up, meaning 4th spot is realistically up for grabs again. I genuinely think that our points totals from either of the last two seasons would get us 4th this year. It's just really badly timed that the first time in ages a big four team fucks up, so do we.
On the positive side, the first 15 minutes of todays game were astounding. We treated Birmingham like a sunday league team that's had individually insulted each of the players' mothers. But the linesman's terrible decision cost us and I knew once they equalised this would be another bloody home draw.
I think we're going to sit at around 12th-16th until maybe February-March then I think we'll get 8th at best, but probably 9th-11th. I am not trying to be miserable btw, I'm just saying what I expect.
Also, who else was super happy to see Vaughan back? That was an early Christmas present for me