Just two matches under Kevin Ball and we look like a premier league team. Out of nothing a central midfield presence is created together with an improving attack. The defensive line however has slipped since O’Neil left and failure to keep a clean sheet is our undoing. The Liverpool fixture was always going to be a test. They are in form and brought their best team for over a decade, real title contenders this year. We gave them a good game for 89 minutes and could have got a point. Undone by not knowing how to defend a corner and one great pass by Gerrard . You have to admit that Liverpool defended their goal against corners and crosses very well and the Ming produced a great save after Catt’s ‘through ball’ to Gardner. Kev could well wonder what defensive coaching has been done on the training pitch since March. Here we slip into comic relief mode as we picture Phil Bardsley checking gate passes and Catts returning from the kit room with a pile of training bibs. Catts says ‘’Hey Boss, any chance of a game’’ ‘Ah,momento Lee I hava Defante on the mobile’. Whatya say Defante ’Huddlestone no come while what clown in charge? Ah no signal. ‘’Now I demonstrate my scissor kick , all watch please’’. Its time to get back to the head ruling the heart.