..................Nobody's getting carried away but we have to start winning at places like Bournemouth if we are to make any progress as a team .Despite your caution I still expect us to win this one.
Do all your successful managers who use zonal marking also advocate leaving a 2 metre exclusion zone around the opposing centre forward ? Ings was left totally unmarked to score .
Don't get me wrong, we need to go there to win the game, and I'm 100% sure Silva and the players will be intending to win that game. I think Silva will have a plan for Man City away, and will intend to win the game. He's very much from that school of management, judging the way his Watford teams went at bigger teams (noteably the Chelsea away game).
I suppose I mean more on the fanbase side of things. Let's not lose our shit if we don't win, don't play well or both. It's going to happen this season at times, but let's have a longer term approach and not turn into Arsenal fans or West Ham fans, demanding unreasonable things yesterday, and lurching from one crisis to another.