Absolutely no reason to change yesterdays team for this one. A win here would be huge, but not easy, Southampton are still decent, and probably better than Everton!
Aaaaaaand.......I feel a bit negative, but here it is anyway.
Byram - No end product, no way would that have been better than Lewis.
Amadou - Bit disappointed that he only got a short time in his specialist position, not even time to settle down when had to go into defence and then onto the bench.
McLean - After some bright performances in his preferred 10 slot, ended up as a playing deep, thats not his game so unsurprisingly he was crap.
Trybull - I thought he started well and was unfairly substituted.
Onel - Was marked by two defenders most of the night.
Emi - Needs to play more.
Farke - I'm sorry but it wasn't rocket science, Southampton played with a high press and long balls to their Long & Ings.
That surely doesn't require three different formations to cope with?
Why continually play the ball back to Krul, from our own corner on one occasion, when Southampton are pressing high. It just caused problems amongst the defence.
Most of that is simple basic organisation, Farke and the coaches on the training pitches.
We let two goals in at corners, the one thing which can be practised in training is defending corners!
What DF is saying there is the biggest load of pony I've heard for a long time. I always thought he fed us a reasonable amount of truth. I'm doubting his word now, and I resent being treated as a bloody idiot. I have been supporting this lot since before he was born..................thank you.Aaaaaaand.......
Farke has been talking about Sheff Utd overloading the wings and his only suggestion regarding this (he also said the same regarding the Southampton pressing on Wednesday) was to attack.
He even talked down the concept of long passes, which City used against Southampton and Everton, because Pukki wasn't 2m tall.
There was some fudge about our players not being tall enough to defend corners!
I've no idea if he's saying that for the media and therefore Sheff Utd?
I only know that we're still shipping goals even with our A Team back in defence.
Farke and the coaching staff have to take responsibility for it. It's relegated us the last two occasions and it will do in May unless he changes dramatically now.