I’ve waited over three hours from the final whistle so that I could calm down and try to write a balanced, objective piece, but I am still seething at the spineless performance and complete lack of effort today from everyone except Wilshere and van Persie.
How the fuck can we be so lackadaisical and poor when the title was still mathematically possible?
How the fuck can we be outfought by a team with one eye on the FA Cup final next week?
How the fuck can we have learnt no lessons from the abysmal defending of set pieces all season long?
And how the fuck can we let Pulis and his talentless oiks pull down our pants and smack our arses without so much as a whimper?
The chance to pull ourselves back into the title race – no matter how improbable – should’ve been motivation enough for a performance along the same lines as last week’s against Man Utd. Throw in the desire to avenge the Shawcross assault on behalf of Ramsey and that’s more than enough fuel for a spirited, determined display. I know I was up for it watching from my sofa, brimming with rage as the inbreds from Stoke booed Ramsey for having the temerity to have his leg broken by their neanderthal captain (for that I hope City stuff them in the Cup Final and they cry all the way home from Wembley – wankers). Yet instead of that, we produce an exhibition of monotonous sideways passing and a comedy routine at the back.
Shame on you wankers for booing Ramsey. Classless pricks. How can that not have fired us up?
I am SERIOUSLY questioning Wenger’s motivational skills now.
Enough is enough. We are up for the big games, but matches where we’re favourites seems to bring out the worst in us. Stoke sat back in numbers and allowed us an astonishing 74% of the possession, but apart from our goal and van Persie hitting the keeper when it looked easier to score, we did nothing with it. In fact Stoke looked more dangerous and 3-1 flattered us more than them.
Do you know what, I’m not wasting my time writing the same match report I’ve done time and time again this season. To read about today’s lack of verve, tempo and will to win, read the reports against Blackburn, Sunderland, West Brom, Liverpool and Bolton. We are approaching games with the same wrong attitude over and over again, making the same defensive mistakes over and over again and it’s becoming a joke.
I can’t be bothered to write any more – the players clearly can’t be arsed, so why should I?
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