Sunday, July 26, 2009

An embarrassment of riches

Messrs Beye, Enrique, Nolan, Coloccini, Smith, Guthrie, ASBO, Geremi, Gutierrez, Xisco, Martins, Duff: still think you're too good for the Championship? No, you're bad enough to lose 6-1 to League One side Leyton Orient. Hope you're hanging your heads in shame.

Chris Hughton's verdict on the result and performance - "disappointing and embarrassing" - suggested someone with a very firm grasp of understatement. Of course, he's right that "it’s not the be-all and end-all", but it hardly bodes particularly well, does it?

The players need to realise, and realise fast, that, despite what they might think, just turning up will simply not be good enough to win games - just as it wasn't last season. With any luck this public humiliation will help, but I wouldn't bet on it.


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