|Geoff78 added 09:05 - Dec 30|
How predictable was that? Good first half, positive attacking play without creating enough penalty area threat, stupid gift of a goal, dreary second half, Rs never get going again and concede at the last from poor defending. And to make it feel worse Hull were poor. There have been a lot of games this season (and before) that would fit this description.
I know possession is important but knocking it between centre halves (halfs?) and a deep lying midfielder shouldn't be the main tactic. BOS had the beating of his full back but too often got the ball facing the wrong way and couldn't use his pace. Wells was ineffective and his tendency to be casual is showing itself too often. We were crying out for Hugill's strength and physicality long before he eventually came on. Even Eze was below his best and seems to have taken shooting lessons from Hugill skying high over the bar.
But good to see Amos getting better and more influential. I can only assume his substitution was because of concerns about his fitness. Smith was poor when he came on. Chair and Samuel also played well. But the footballing Gods clearly don't love us at the moment.