Absolutely agree with this post. Especially about the part in bold: the worst thing I see in a football match is when a player dallies on the ball - it drives me nuts.Was close to shitting myself anytime he was involved.
There was a stage in the second half he was in possession facing de Gea whilst he was being pressed by a Sunderland player, it took him about six years to clear the feckin' ball. I absolutely roared at the screen. I've no confidence in him at the moment. He allowed Defoe a few easy shots in the first half too.
Excellent post. I hate seeing our fans getting on his back when he is doing the right thing.I understand the crowds frustration with us moving backwards and sideways, I share it but I really didn't like them getting on his back the few times he went back to De Gea. I mean, he had to go get the ball, facing his own goal, absolutely no options on and even if he wanted to turn and pick a forward pass, Sunderland are pushing up on the backs of those options, nothing wrong with keeping the ball in that situation.
I expect an avalanche of abuse coming his way but I think he has done his job fine.
Maybe fair but those specific times he was left isolated and you could see him in two minds about whether to tackle or hold the player up. Of course, could have done better but I think he made decent decisions, sometimes credit has to go to the attacker for taking a defender on, when one of ours do it, we praise the attacker, not look at the defender.What worried me today wasn't his passing but he was so easy to take on. Granted, there wasn't much actual defending required today but on the two occasions someone ran at him he was easily bypassed.
On those occasions where was smalling? On one of the occasions you mention Evans had the nan ruining at him and the man just over his shoulder. He held his ground till help arrived. I thought he did okWhat worried me today wasn't his passing but he was so easy to take on. Granted, there wasn't much actual defending required today but on the two occasions someone ran at him he was easily bypassed.