IronsForever wrote:With Noble out i can't see he had much choice. Winks and Delli were exploiting Payets left half and were getting too much space. For me it was his only option, the guys looked knackered and it was a case of holding on. To be honest i am so gutted but also proud of them. Especially Reid and Kouyate... Spuds got out of jail today and they know it the wankers.
He should have changed the formation then. You can't stay as an out and out counter attacking outfit when you take off your best offensive player and replace him with a donkey. OK Nordviet came on, only a few mins left to play..Drop Antonio and Cressie back in to orthodox RB & LB positions then. Move Kouyate up and go 4-5-1 or even 4-6-0 if you brought Zaza back into mid for nuisance value to weather the storm for the 5 mins it took us to lose the game. Bilic struggles to kill games..Never thought I'd say this..and don't read too much in to it but we'd have not lost that game under Allardyce had we been 2-1 up with only minutes remaining. Ugh...Now I've got to go and wash my hands after typing that.