I've had a few hours to calm down, but quite frankly, I cant quite express how disappointed I am, not only in the players, but in particular, Mr Poyet. After an admirable performance last week at the home of English football, all week I was very much looking forward to Sunderland giving Hull a real good game, in an effort to get back to Wembley and give the fans another memorable weekend, this however, was not to be.
News broke regarding the team selection and I immediately hung my head, expressing concern to my Father, who like me, was as equally frustrated. Here we are, a club starved of 'success', one game from an FA Cup Semi-Final with a more than beatable team in-front of ourselves and instead of seizing this opportunity, Mr Poyet opts to rest far too many 'Ki' players and that very much set the tone for the afternoon.
I more than understand Poyet's concerns in regards to the league, we are very much 'in the thick of it' with games due to come thick and fast with a backlog of fixtures, but having not played since the cup final last Sunday and not being due to play until next Saturday against Palace, why couldn't he have selected a first XI including Ki, Borini and the likes?
One would be forgiven for thinking that Poyet wanted to throw this game starting a trio of Fletcher, Giacherinni and Scocco up front, all three starved of game time and quite clearly off the boil. A midfield with no creativity and a defence containing the calamitous Dossena. If Poyet believed the team he put out was good enough to win the game, boy was he wrong and if he simply wanted to use this game to give these players a look at, a chance perhaps, in my opinion they have done nothing but play themselves out of his plans.
To further compound our misery we had to watch Poyet delay his substitutions. At half time it was clear it needed changing and by the 70th minute the introduction of Johnson and Borini was more than late, in fact futile. Further more, we yet again collapsed against a relatively poor Hull side in embarrassing fashion, gifting them arguably all three goals, with Cattermole once again showing how inconsistent he is.
With that I sign off,