I've mentioned it in another thread about our players just accepting fouls against us whereas every other team will surround the ref to influence decisions such as Noble, their captain, always in the ear of the ref and definitely influencing the decision to send Kev off. Why weren't we surrounding the Taylor when Antonio barged into Joel, he was already on a yellow.
The team is a reflection of the manager (and to a lesser extent the captain). Both have loads of qualities, and I'm a big fan of Jags so I'm not getting on his case, but we don't have the edge that you need in situations like this. I don't want us to be a horrible, nasty team but we're far too nice and smiley.
When you have a moron like Taylor reffing your game, the manager and the players need to sit down and say 'right, this fella hasn't got a fucking clue what day it is, nevermind whether his decisions are right or wrong. Get on his back and in his face for every 50/50 decision, because the opposition will be doing the same, and we need to win games of football, not be everyone's bezzie mate'.