It was ‘one of them’ today.
The penalty… I’m looking forward to seeing the decision again, having only seen it in real time. Either the ref has made a truly world-class spot (if so, I’ll doff my cap), or he ■■■■ the bed worse than any other ref I’ve seen at Bescot in 25 years. I know where my money is.
It was a weird ‘one of them’ where no-one was particularly great, but no-one did anything especially wrong either. Ismail and Ginnelly each looked a threat in spells, but you never felt the final ball was there with either. Neither ‘poor’ per se, but its fair to say that Morris has been dropped this season after better days.
Gordon played an absolute peach of a ball to Ismail for our possible penalty, but that aside, was pretty ineffective. I don’t recall Cook finding a red shirt with a flick on or lay-off all second half.
My first time seeing Ronan, and based on the picture of a creative attacking midfielder I’d created of him in my mind, I thought he for Osbourne was the right move at the time it was made. However, maybe I’m doing the lad a disservice based on 20 minutes of an overall-middling performance, but while he was generally tidy, I was expecting Emmanuel Ledesma, and I got Nicky Featherstone. He appears, on first glance, to be best suited at being the spare man in a central three- a system I don’t forsee us employing too often.
Accrington were organised, got several decent blocks in around the final third, and were marginally sharper than us for the first 20 minutes of each half, but they didn’t particularly feel like much an active attacking threat at any time. Certainly didn’t look any more likely winners than we did, if you remove their gift of a goal. They wasted far more than the three minutes added, too… again, ‘one of them’ that we would have utterly lapped up us going away and doing to somebody else.
And to top it all off, our final chance at an attack is snuffed out by Ismail and Devlin wiping each other out, going for an innocuous ball.
So, yeah. One of them. The disappointing aspect is that I thought this side had put days like ‘them’ behind us for a while.