02 Jan 2019 21:44:40
SELL arnautovic we would be MAD at halfway through the season, WE WENT AWOL every Brighton corner, so poor, Brighton are well rehearsed, but we had the chances to kill this off. , LOTS of defensive work needed at corners, we looked dozy at times, but after being two down we showed plenty of spirit, and if we had won it Brighton couldn't have complained. IRONMIKE.

1.) 02 Jan 2019
02 Jan 2019 21:54:50
Need the General back, sell Perez, I’d rather have someone like Defoe coming off the bench than him at the moment?

2.) 02 Jan 2019
02 Jan 2019 21:55:24
I really felt Pérez has a shocking game today. Nothing he did went right. no control, no first touch, I don’t think he found one team mate with any of his passes. he just seemed to get in Arnie’s way.

We need Balbuena back to get that solidarity at the back again. Diop doesn’t look the same player next to Ogbonna.

3.) 02 Jan 2019
02 Jan 2019 22:26:50
Good summary. They had the same corner routine every time even in the first half and we never picked up the defender running around the back. Could have just stood someone out there to make them change it up but the players on the pitch didn’t seem to work it out. Antonio and Noble did well when they came on, I actually think as an impact player Antonio is starting to get it back. With some tougher fixtures coming up now we do need to grind out a few points or we will slip back into that bottom area.

4.) 03 Jan 2019
03 Jan 2019 05:08:53
That was a very unbalanced team that started the game last night, Obiang might be ok as cover for Rice but he cannot pass a ball, never mind hold, control and play as attacking midfielder, I felt sorry for Carroll but he does not fit into that team just as he didn't fit in when we had Payet and Lancini together. But the worst player was Perez. At least 3 times he received good balls and couldn't control the ball and had it taken away from him, terrible ball control. Each time there were chances for him to open up the defense.

I am looking forward to Nasri, hope he can play that attacking midfielder like he used to do for Arsenal. Hopefully him and noble can share the spot. What a difference we were once noble came on for obiang.

5.) 03 Jan 2019
03 Jan 2019 11:02:10
Hi Mike

At this point yes I would agree selling Arnie at this point may be slightly mad, but looking at the larger picture is if a stupid offer from Chelsea came in, would you be willing to do a deal if it involved Lofus Cheek and cash / or may pedro?

My way of thinking is were not getting Europe nor going down and we scored goals when he was injured it could be a jump start to next season.