What a diabolical week.
We have now have had a full season of bad luck before the Xmas period! It’s atrocious, unfortunate and feels like we have been kicked in the gonads.
Injury after injury, poor refereeing performances, inept signings (I acknowledge this isn’t exactly ‘bad luck’) and even Goal Line Technology has beaten us down twice! The old adage of ‘It’s jut not our season’, is deservedly being bound around.
Consequently, we are all deflated about the Crystal Palace game, even before a ball has been kicked!
However, this is a key time for us. We must rally as one and keep strong. In my previous posts I have made known my support in Rodgers, we must keep that.
It’s difficult to get behind a team whose joint top goal scorers are Raheem and Own goals. The strikers are not firing and the media are eating it up!
Hopefully Rodgers has clued on and will start with two strikers on Sunday. I am aware that Balotelli is touch and go, yet whichever strikers are fit we MUST play with two strikers. If not, we are asking Palace to come and attack – we must be positive! Borini will see this as a fantastic opportunity to stake a claim for a starting berth for the upcoming weeks. Lambert will also fancy his chances. Borini’s running could be key to this game.
All eyes are on us this next upcoming week, the media are hungry, ready for us to fall flat on our face. We needn’t worry about who can play in 4, 5, 6 weeks time. Let’s mirror what we did last season and deal with each game as it comes. We are only 4 points off the top four, the race for fourth has hardly begun, yet it feels like we are discounting ourselves out of the running already! A goal or two for our strikers this weekend can change all that. I’d love to see a youth team player on the bench, Rossiter, Ibe, Smith or even Yesil! That could inject some life into us! It worked well with Raheem against City a few years ago.
Let’s go show the nation what we are made of. Week by week, game by game, goal by goal. Palace, you’re in for a fight.