Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Go straight to Jail

Cardiff City 1 (Ledley 30) - 0 Plymouth Argyle

Do not Pass Go. Do not collect 3 points.

Cardiff crestWhat the hell was that supposed to be? Certainly not a game of professional football, more like a group of lads having a drunken kick around. Since Holloway left, when Argyle were in 4th position, we have gathered 11 points out of a potential 27 and are 6th in the league (through others' performances), we have lost the steady momentum that was gaining and are now enduring pathetic performances - which chiefly must be the result of Sturrock and his tactics and style of play. Sturrock has said that he is annoyed at the poor first half performances, yet nothing has been done to address them. Every game is getting predictable, and so are our tactics which is why teams can easily tear us apart. And it doesn't look like it's going to change. Unfortunately sometimes it comes up trumps, and why some would say stick to it, but when the game isn't working, it just gets worse. Too many times games have been an upward struggle and today we were playing up a 1 in 4 incline, with too many mistakes, too many missed passes, no cohesion and hoofball.

The number of games a week (assuming we lose against Hull on Saturday) becomes less frequent and that should allow more training time for the new and old players to become a competant unit. Hopefully, this was a bad day at the office, caused possibly by Hayles leaving. But time will out.

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