I always try to watch a game back if I can find the time, especially the very nervous ones. I've watched all of the first half back today and we were not bad at all! Palace put a couple of crosses over in the first 5/6 mins and had there were two other moments, an untidily dealt with clearance from a corner and a shot over the bar from Townsend, that was it, nothing all a bit meh. We did create anything of real quality but there were two cases of better composure we could have fashioned a proper clear cut chance. Again, I think the commentary has so much influence on how the game is viewed e.g. praising Sakko for a routine header, whilst not saying anything when Vertonghen skilfully brings the ball out of defence whilst taking on and beating the oppo. It's all very subtle but seems to add up to a general feeling that we are shit.Im halfway through re wathcing the first half.
The main thing Im thinking is that we are playing very well. It has really surprised me as being stressed out yesterday made me see a totally different game. Not creating much, but Palace are bang up for the tackle.
The second thing is that our fans are very loud. Palace have a habit of singing the same thing for 10 minutes.....and when there is a lull, its just someone banging the shit out of a drum.
Most of its a drone, and they have about 3 songs. I think you lot were brilliant as ever last night.