It's all the results before it that make it seem worse and put pressure on us taking all three points in games like this.
Think this is your key point, Rimbo. Had this been an isolated disappointment, instead of the latest in a long line of witless draws against inferior opposition, it wouldn't seem so bad.
I think there's a lot more to the strikers' situation than we, and maybe even Shorty, knows. Yak seems to have become some kind of brain tumor, carcinogenicizing the attitudes of anyone who gets too near him. I rated him nearly as highly as any striker in the world a couple years back, mostly due to how much he improved the play of his teammates. But he's doing the opposite now. That backheel yesterday was the final straw. Same with Saha, except that he never improved the play of those around him. Now he's just a selfish cunt who's not even scoring himself, which makes him something worse than useless.
I think Beckford should have started yesterday...but is there something wrong with him, too, now? Been hanging around Yak and Louis too much maybe?
At any rate, the strikeforce needs to be shaken out and shaken up. Yak and Saha out. And not to make room for fucking Michael Owen and/or Kenny Miller. Try to get someone decent with what we get for Yak and Saha. And/or start Beckford. Or Vaughan and Victor, who would at least physically pummel defenders.
When he returns, Cahill needs to play in his favored role. Fell, too. And Arteta as well for that matter -- tired of seeing him try to imitate Claude Makelele.
Also, is there any chance of getting Yobo back? He is sorely missed. Though I suppose he may have been the first victim -- and maybe even the original host -- of the Yak cancer.