Saturday, April 16, 2016

This is how it feels to be Rovers - more questions than answers after Huddersfield defeat

It took us the best part of 2 hours to get home from another dismal and depressing game at "Fortress Ewood" today. Stuck on the M66 near Ramsbottom as the police cleared up after a collision gave me time to ponder a whole new range of existential questions and some that have plagued me all season. Here goes.

1. Why does the team run out to Viva la Vida by Coldplay, a song about a soldier's loss of faith?

2. If that's inappropriate and ludicrous, then what would be right. This is how it feels to be lonely by Inspiral Carpets; This is a Low by Blur; When you say you have nothing at all by Boyzone; Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now by The Smiths. All of the above?

3. Does Paul Lambert care any more? Not on the evidence of this performance. All we've heard is moaning about money. This is his team now, including the two he subbed off at half time.

4. Were there any scouts here to watch Ben Marshall? They may have been the only non-Huddersfield fans who didn't feel like they'd wasted a day.

5. Does Shane Duffy have that apology tweet to the fans on HootSuite, scheduled for half an hour after every game?

6. What does Paul Lambert say to the players through the week? Do they practice clearing lines, turning in midfield and any other the other things they never do during a match? Or does he just say, I wish I could get rid of you all and get an open chequebook from Venky's? Or is he just getting his excuses in before taking over at Celtic?

 7. What's with Jordi Gomez?

 8. Chris Brown?

 9. If we're safe, why not play the kids. Are any of them any good?

10. How long can the current operation run on present cash flow? When Venky's pull the plug, and they surely will, how will it work with getting rid of players?

 11. Can I be bothered to give up my afternoon to go through the same dismal day next Saturday when this lot play Bristol City?

12. Before the game we looked at rows and seat numbers with a view to choosing better seats in the Riverside next season. Shall we even bother?

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