Away again in the Lakes for this one, that's both Villa and this. Getting pissed off having my weekends ruined by hunting for a signal only to find we've lost, away, again.
How bad was it? I can't get a clear picture as some reports seem to suggest there was little in it except the quality of forwards.
My worry is that Silva doesn't know the team he wants to pick. I assume (hope) he is just giving Kean time to get up to Premier league speed. I know it's a lot to expect from a 19 year old but if he is 'one for the future' then we should really have invested a little in someone older who is maybe one for the now.
Fully expect an entertaining home win next and all this to be forgotten. Beat Wednesday and then a freebie against CIty. Sanity returns.
I dont think we were as bad as the reaction on here. We had our first choice central midfield pairing (Gbamin and Gomes) out injured, but were probably still the slightly better team, except for their clinical finishing. I thought Gomes was a massive miss, personally.
Individuals made mistakes and we were punished for them.
It showed our squad depth isn't great. We dont have enough depth to properly cover centre mid and centre defence.
Keane and Mina showed their weaknesses when playing high against pace.
Coleman is showing his decline.
Neither of our young forwards are going to be able to lead the line all season.