I think we need to keep some kind of balance after today’s result, as disappointing as it was.
I didn’t see the game at all because of bloody work, so can’t comment specifically.
My initial look at the site at around half time seemed to suggest we were drawing 0-0 which meant I was quite pleased.
Of course, when I had another look at around 4.55, that soon turned to dismay
A reasonable first half and then at least two dodgy decisions, by all accounts.
Hmm, top four and dodgy decisions? Nothing new there, I guess.
But how many of us actually expected to get anything at the Etihad?
I predicted a draw, but that was more in hope than anything, in all honesty.
Citeh will win the vast majority of their games at home, so losing today is by no means any disgrace.
I see people are referring to the fact that we only have 9 points from 12 games and indeed, on the face of it, it’s concerning, if not decidely scarey.
But even though we beat Citeh in the League cup (or whatever it’s called now), we all know today was a different proposition.
And while I thoroughly expect us to get something from Arsenal, I won’t be particularly unhappy if we don’t.
No, the real test comes against the lesser teams, in the likes of Reading, QPR and Stoke.
If we do poorly in those, then I’ll concede we’re in major trouble.
But until then, losing on the champions’ own turf really isn’t the right time to get upset, in my opinion.
Keep the faith lads.