Written by It’sRicotime
Diabolical and unacceptable is the only way to describe that. I have long been part of the ‘happy clapper’ camp when reacting to defeat at this level, it is amazing that we are competing with the top clubs in the country enjoy the ride etc etc, however, Saturday I find it impossible to take this perspective.
The one thing I find totally unacceptable is a lack of effort, to say that Newcastle United wanted it more than AFC Bournemouth is a massive understatement, we just didn’t even come close to competing with them in terms of effort and energy.
Regardless of what league we are in this is simply not good enough. Like many others, I have sacrificed a lot of time and money to support the team at the weekend. It’s okay for them, Jordon Ibe who rarely looks like bothering to break into a jog and frankly looks like he’s won a competition to play in a Premier League match, Lewis Cook who apparently can’t play a five-yard pass to a teammate, Nathan Ake who’s battle with Rondon cannot even be described as man vs boy, more like man vs toddler.
What I’ve just seen is pathetic and nowhere near good enough, it’s okay for the above mentioned, they will be boarding their first class flight and be home in a couple of hours, while us fans who really care slog it away on the motorway. I accept we will get beaten more often than not at this level but I’m sorry but I can’t accept that and it amazes me if anyone else who attended does.
Neil Dawson wrote…
The last piece of the jigsaw for Eddie Howe with this team is consistency.
Didn’t turn up with energy or desire for Burnley, Southampton or Newcastle. Had it in bucket loads for the other games. It’s like we get powerhouse for 2 out of 3 games.
Ibe is like starting with ten men and his selection defies belief but to be fair he didn’t start against Saints or Burnley so it’s a bigger issue. – Join the conversation, click here.