It is the morning after the night before and there is an air of disappointment doing the rounds.
Am I the only one who finds losing to a late goal harder to take?
Even more so when I am still debating whether the goal Cornick scored should have been allowed.
For most of the game, at Ewood Park, the Hatters matched Blackburn Rovers and could have taken, at least, a share of the spoils.
But it was not to be, instead a defensive lapse cost us dearly, something that clearly irritated Nathan Jones with the boss being reported by The BBC as having remarked in his post-match interview:
“This is a difficult side to play against, but they’ve hardly had a chance. We’ve limited them and defended absolutely brilliantly against them, then we’ve switched off and you can’t do that at this level.
“We got punished and that makes me feel physically sick. I can’t believe what’s happened – the performance, the energy levels, the work-rate – everything they gave me was superb.
“If you take 10 seconds of madness out of the game I’m giving you a different interview now. It’s just killed 90-odd minutes of magnificent work.”
Indeed, it did, and the disappointment is reflected on the social media sites with the following comment illustrating that point perfectly:
Good performance and that. Anyone saying we’re crap needs a reality check. Unlucky lads 👏
— George Litchfield (@geolitchy) January 30, 2021
Should have been a decent point (at least) from a good battling performance. Just can’t afford to switch off (especially when time wasting… 😞)
— markledsom (@markledsom1) January 30, 2021
But to be brutally honest, I am not a fan of time-wasting, or game management as they call it these days, I refer attacking as the best form of defence.
However, once again, our inability to score has cost us dearly, as the following post points out:
Crap result. We switched off and got punished and once again, we cannot finish after creating some decent chances. KDH excellent once again but some very questionable officiating at times
— Andy (@ajfkosovo) January 30, 2021
Ah! The officials!
For a second week on the bounce, we have had a dud set, last week they could not count how many balls were on the pitch, at Stamford Bridge, and this week the debatable offside decision cost us dearly.
I think I may have mentioned that these dodgy decisions balance themselves out over the course of a season, but now I am not so damned sure!
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