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Is Champagne Football On Today’s Menu?

8 years ago
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In another defensive press conference that mirrors his set up on the pitch, Alan Pardew has warned us not to expect Champagne football this afternoon against those giants of the Premiership…Swansea!

Champagne and Caviar football???? Not sure where the manager drinks nowadays but all I’ve been served up this season is flat cockney beer and jellied eels!

So the question has to be asked, where did it all go wrong?

I’ve been slated this year for being a touch negative but here we are 11 games into the season with a paltry 14 points and not one performance that suggests we’re going to do anywhere near as well as we did last year. While that performance against Allardyce’s West Ham last week was dire to say the least.

Plenty of passion as always (never a problem with that) but no cohesion, flair, confidence on the ball, as we keep on giving it away under pressure as we’re pressed by teams that flood the midfield with five men.

It’s all a bit depressing really, we’ve got great flair players in the team but our opponents simply concentrate on restricting supply and pressing hard in midfield, so Cabaye is nullified and Ben Arfa hardly ever gets a touch any more.

This is all basic stuff and Pardew needs to work out a solution otherwise St James’ will end up being an alcohol free zone, never mind a mid-table team serving up flat beer.

I’m trying to remember a champagne football moment from this season, anyone who can, please remind me!

Come on Alan, get the team playing again.

I’d much rather get drunk tonight in a good mood drinking good beer, the flat stuff is getting on my nerves…

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