He’s been doing well for us recently, it had to be done and he’s given us a point. Issue came from naivety of 4 attacking youngsters charging forward chasing for the 2nd goal. We were over stretched on their counter. Nothing to do with this repetitive rhetoric that it’s down to MoN going negative blarb, it was the opposite. It’s because we went charging to find a 2nd.
Matondo looked like he’d benefit to having a full back sprinting through to help him, Smith would fit the bill, move Collins at CB with Souttar.
It’s either poor positioning or organisation, I admit they’ve got us man for man which makes it tough and things are pinging it about but it’s avoidable. I can take the young lads making these mistakes but it’s harder with the older guys.
Armstrong was Collins’ man! He makes the run from the left
😂he was right by Chester. He was flat footed and had to bring him down. Again done by a simple ball through the middle (where Chester was)
I don’t think Chester is the complete liability that he’s sometimes made out to be, he is by far and away our best defender when the opposition is running at our defence. His major weakness however is getting caught under the ball and the direct back to front ball which turns the defence. We keep seeing it.
Given the situation he found himself in on Saturday however, it was the right thing to do to stop the attacker at all costs. The shit defending and lack of cutting edge did for us on Saturday, not Chester. Norrington should have done more to stop the cross and we watched on hoping for the ball to go out of play.