Win or lose tomorrow, it's evident we have a manager / head coach who is incapable of actually positively coaching the players at his disposal.
It's unsurprising to see him desperately trying to revert to players who were around him when he experienced his only notable success as a coach.
Nevertheless, it is appearing obvious that his 'success' was a result of the outstanding level of talent that was available to him in that England U17 side compared to other teams in the competition, rather than his tactical and coaching skills.
Considering how little money we have available to strengthen areas of the pitch in far more urgent need of reinforcement, spending anything on Woodman (who has been average at best) is madness considering we have a young goalkeeper of our own excelling out on loan.
I remember people wanting to brush aside the red flags and serious concerns a few supporters raised when A Jack To A King was released because the team needed the support, we were doing well etc.
Let's not brush aside the serious issues we have at present as well. What happens when we likely lose Ayew, Van der Horn, Baston and possibly even the likes of Naughton and Rodon in the Summer? We'll be one of the favourites to go down. What then happens in League 1? It's very worrying.
We were excellent at earning questionable fouls and harassing referees immediately after contentious decisions to try and influence their actions for the rest of the match.
Ashley Williams was excellent at it. For example, without him creating a fuss when Hazard retrieved the ball from that vile ball boy, it's possible Chelsea would have come back and knocked us out with eleven men still on the pitch.
It creates a false impression that supporters are happy with his approach. If the East Stand helped convey supporters' opinions to Cooper during games, perhaps he would realise he isn't going to be given free reign to implement continued ridiculous experiments, like we are seeing today with our inadequate left back being made to play centre back.
Kenny Jacket received chants of 'You don't know what you're doing' for far less.
Yes that is correct. She assaulted her partner. She then came out with a statement where she tried to justify what she did, to which Colin Sutton, a retired Metropolitan Police detective chief inspector, branded her language: “Classic victim-blaming statement of a domestic abuser.”
Yet nothing came of it. She was not even charged. I wonder what would happen if a male MP assaulted his female partner?
The double standards are disgraceful and every second she remains an MP suppresses any credibility the 'feminists' who regularly speak out against domestic violence in parliament possess.
It was a good goal, however they only kept 3 players back on the halfway line whilst the rest pressured our players deep in our own half. They were all over the place too, which allowed two quick but very simple passes to bypass all but 3 of their players, with absolutely no skill involved.
It was a hugely overrated goal. I only recall us doing anything remotely similar to that in The Championship (off the top of my head it may have been against Ipswich at home where Nordfelt passed it out from the back).