Yes they were all poor managers. Rafael has done ok so far but was poor today. I don't disagree about needing those traits but management matters and when they do something like leave two in midfield when the team can't handle it no amount of the above qualities can fix it alone.I disagree, to an extent.
I'm not saying Benitez doesn't shoulder some responsibly - he does - but a big part of playing any sport, be that professional or as am amateur, is mentality.
You need to have grit, desire and some guile along other characteristics. We didn't show any of that, like we didn't when we completely fell apart against Watford.
Any manager can help prepare a team and give as much instruction, but sometimes people don't turn up either as individuals or worse as a collective.
Maybe that's a result of something deeper, which could be this manager, but we saw similar traits under Carlo, Silva and Koeman. Is that just poor management?
Not to let Godfrey off the hook but…Much as it pains me to say it, Delph coming on for the second half made a big difference. I went Pickford MoM for preventing a more embarasing half time score. Their second goal was a combination of sloppiness by Godfrey and laziness from Holgate.
WE could have got something out of the game in the second half because the team started showing some fight for a change. I know it won't be a popular opinion but I thought Iwobi had a decent game as well as scoring his customary goal against Wolves.
He doesnt look as if he's that bothered we lost. We do miss him up front, but he'll be off at the first opportunity to one of the sky six faster than a speeding bullet. He'd marry his mirror if he could, too. Loves himself.Having to watch DCL go through this end of the match commentary is quite agonizing. Poor lad.
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