Let's get it over and done with...
Made his first PL matchday squad. Good for him.
With Soldado picking up an injury, Kane might get a rare PL start.
Too good for a club playing like we are at the moment.
Daniel Levy's Wallet
No win, goal or clean sheet bonus paid out. Win for Daniel! Also the announcement of the financial results and statement shows that off the pitch at least Levy is doing well for the club. However, new stadiums and profits and shirt deals cannot make up for such woeful displays on the pitch.
Impressing on loan at Millwall, although given they managed to be clawed back twice by ten men Blackburn maybe puts a caveat on that statement.
In a way, I can forgive him for not giving up his seat in the stands as the team putting in an embarrassingly lacklustre display at Anfield. We can have had Herrera, Ramsey, Zagallo and Gross in the 'technical area' and we would still be a shambles. However, to say he could not affect the game shows just how out of his depth Sherwood is. He's given up, I don't blame him, but I don't want him. His tactics are a million miles away from what a top 4 club needs, and to pick that team and then say we needed to be solid and frustrate Liverpool? Nuts.
I was impressed with Sherwood's words when he first stepped up to the plate but he has disintegrated under the pressure and I think he's counting himself out from a managerial career. He can't wait for it to be over, nor can we. Problem is we clearly don't have a replacement, certainly not van Gaal, who we would have announced by now if we had his signature on the dotted line.
Tiny Tim has not been helped by the unprofessional displays by the players and I'm sure if he could he would drop about ten of them next week, but the players obviously don't have any confidence in him and he has none in them, the only hope is that the remainder of the season is not a complete catastrophe.
I don't think he's injured, and I don't think we will see him in a Spurs shirt much longer. While Kaboul was the one credited with the own goal, Jan's inability to cut out a cross that was right at him was endemic of his lack of concentration in recent weeks. He wasn't up for a fight - he rarely is these days - and while when he puts his mind to it he is a quality player, he's looking like a coward right now.
The Captain Younes Kaboul
Just not the right man to be captain right now. His game isn't at its best, he still looks short of top form every since he returned from his long injury, and he lacks the leadership skills for a team in such internal turmoil. He doesn't order players around but takes a more compromising tone, a gallic shrug of the shoulders rather than a 'get your f-ing act together'. Too many players are just going through the motions, it doesn't help if the captain just says, 'mate, we should be doing better'.
The pre-match huddle lacked any intensity, whatever was said in the dressing room before game had no effect, there does not seem to be a leader anywhere in the club.
The one man you might hope has a bit of fight in him unfortunately cannot lead by example, given his clanger four milliseconds on from his introduction as a sub.
Once that error was made we knew Daws would never catch Suarez, and a new manager would look at that and wonder if QPR are still interested.
Granted, he is still young, and I believe there is a player to come in time, but the more Sherwood persists with him, given his ineffectualness, in a losing team, the more people will lose faith and, more troubling, the greater the damage this might have on his career.
There are big problems in that central midfield and to put all the defensive responsibility on a kid is not far short of negligence.
Sandro, Capoue, Lamela, Townsend...
...in fact anyone who can't get in the starting XI right now. I don't care if you have a broken leg, if you can't do better than those outfield players right now then you need to ask yourself (or Sherwood) questions.