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Man of the Match

Howard
1 (2.3%)
Coleman
5 (11.4%)
Stones
0 (0%)
Jagielka
18 (40.9%)
Garbutt
15 (34.1%)
Besic
0 (0%)
Barry
0 (0%)
McCarthy
2 (4.5%)
Mirallas
0 (0%)
Lukaku
1 (2.3%)
Barkley
0 (0%)
Lennon (Sub)
1 (2.3%)
Naismith (Sub)
0 (0%)
Gibson (Sub)
1 (2.3%)

Total Members Voted: 44

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March 01, 2015, 09:42:04 PM
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cantoffee


wtf was stones thinking there?

March 01, 2015, 09:44:34 PM
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cantoffee


If we didn't have Jags blocking everything today this game would be done and dusted.

March 01, 2015, 09:53:56 PM
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cantoffee


Got what we deserved for playing the same way we have in every game this season.

It is Martinez' job to change it but all he does is switch the personnel and keep the same system, occasionally throwing in an extra central midfielder. Never playing with two natural wide players, despite calling out for it all season.

March 01, 2015, 10:03:13 PM
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The blame falls, and continues to fall at the feet of Martinez. We have had the same problems all season, for 7 months we have been poor and yet nothing has changed. Same tactics all year, change the personnel all you want, it is the tactics that are the problem.

Even under Moyes we never had a run like this in his later years when we finally had a squad with some quality. He was unwilling to change at times but somehow we always turned it around. We won't turn it around without a change in tactics here, that has to be clear by now.

March 01, 2015, 10:08:39 PM
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cantoffee


Something different than the dire shite we've had to watch all season?

That's exactly it.

It's been the same all year, people have a right to be worried and have a moan.

When was the last time you felt like the pressure was building and the ball was going to somehow go in? We never put anyone under pressure, it's absolutely pathetic.

Even today, Arsenal came in to the game and it felt like eventually they were going to score if we couldn't get to halftime, lo and behold Giroud (again) scores.

March 01, 2015, 10:17:38 PM
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As long as we manage to stay up I can give Martinez until January next year simply based on last year's play. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, but that honestly becomes harder and harder every week.

March 01, 2015, 10:31:55 PM
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To me it also seems like Martinez has made decisions before the game.

'If we are down, Ill bring on X for X around this minute or that minute.'

He should be assessing the game at that time and deciding how we can change it instead of seemingly having pre-planned substitutions. It's all so pathetically predictable.