Player Valuation: £40m
Yup, I think I had three hours. Wired from this plight, now.Genuinely struggled to sleep last night
This club is killing me
I'm not mindlessly optimistic about life in general, and this week is doing me no favours, but Thursday is another day. If I have learned one thing watching football over the last 40 years, it's that every game can be taken on its own merits. We start from scratch. What happened yesterday does not have to have an impact on what happens Thursday. Every game is different. We can beat Palace. Do I expect us to? No. Do I think we will be relegated if we need something at Arsenal? Yes. But we can beat Palace if we are good enough. We must cut out the crazy blunders, though. That referee - who I think is always determined to stand out in big games (look at the preposterous hair style in the image on the home page article here) - was given an in by a stupid piece of defensive positioning and the inexperience of a young defender. We need to be better than that versus Palace. If we can be, we can still do this. But this team deserves no love from the fans. It gets our full support, but this day week the purge must begin. It's been a shameful 18 months.