Exactly right.Rover the Moon wrote:After we took the lead I was expecting a barrage. Oh how wrong I was. The team look disinterested and clueless to be frank. We carried about as much threat as storming a castle with a feather duster. Three players for me stood out as being the most woeful (in order) Bentley (england quality?), pedersen, and Savage. Savage in particular looked old and slow.
Can't take any encouragement for the game on Sunday from that shower, but as they say job done if a little tardily.
The whole midfield was below par.
Dunn and Savage just ambled about like headless chickens not contibuting a great deal. Bentley and Pederson had poor ball control and crosses were poor. Corners were either short of the near post or way beyond the back post. Tugay when intoduced supplied a couple of telling passes but not much else.
If the midfield had performed anything like half decent I think that we would have scored at least a couple of more goals and made qualification for the first round virtually guaranteed. Then as some have mentioned we could have given starts to non regular first teamers in the second leg.
Lets hope that they all had their "poor game" together and they will come good on Sunday.
Positive points were the defence that looked confident and dealt with the little pressure they had comfortably, and the attack which started lively (Roberts looked particularly up for it in the first half) then faded towards the end.
Man of the match Samba.