The Portuguese Pulis was the man responsible! Let me posit a wild theory, with you. Maybe some of our players weren’t great, last night? Allow me to substantiate that argument by highlighting how miserable some of our players’ performances were, last night.
A team is only as good as the sum of its parts; the only exception to this east understand rule, is when the opposing side is particularly weak; and then… oh, hang on, we were playing Fulham. Meet Eric Dier.
Long balls? Attempted 13, succeeded on only 4 occasions.
Passing? 84% successfully accuracy. One might expect on such an occasion a comparable level of achievement from a short-sighted goose.
Duels? Didn’t win a single one on the ground, but managed nailed 4/9 in the air.
Tackles? This is a left field category, eh? Zero tackles.
Possession lost? 14 times against this class of opposition is humiliating, nothing less. Eric Von Clownstick.
Newsflash: Eric Dier as a centre back is not working. or would Levy sacking Mourinho solve that?