Yesterday afternoon it was little surprise to see Mike Williamson turn in yet another clueless performance but I didn’t realise his twin brother John Terry was going to match him for the home side.
Williamson was asleep with the rest of them when the quick corner led to the opening goal, he then almost quickly gave away a second when fouling right on the edge of the eighteen yard box after getting turned inside out.
Newcastle’s centre-back was then caught in possession for the move that then killed the game off with Chelsea scoring their second, plus he still had time to get turned inside out yet again a couple of times as the match neared its close.
None of this is news for us, it is what we expect when Mike Williamson plays against anybody with half an idea.
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However, it is amusing how little is made of John Terry’s inadequacies, all we hear about is great leader blah blah blah.
Yesterday, the only useful contribution the Chelsea Captain made was trying to bully young Ayoze Perez and gettig away with some pretty disgraceful headers, illegally barging into the backs of the opposition but getting away with it because….well because he’s always done it and he’s John Terry, Chelsea’s John Terry.
He is a player who will never go to another club when his career finishes, for the simple reason that he will be totally found out when not playing for a team that has been dominant for so many years. You only have to look at when he has played for England, when they play anybody even half decent, John Terry is often made to look the total mug he is because he has much lower quality players around him (especially in front of him) than he has at ‘The Bridge’.
Against Newcastle, John Terry got exposed around half a dozen times on one on ones, the likes of Moussa Sissoko and Remy Cabella strolling past him because instead of having his usual cover and hardly seeing the opposition have the ball, instead the likes of Matic had an off day, especially in the first half.
On top of that United showed some good enterprise in that opening period which meant Ayoze Perez was getting help from Cabella and Sissoko and John Terry couldn’t cope with any of the three of them, unless he was fouling.
I honestly think that if John Terry had played for anybody bit one of the two or three best clubs, he wouldn’t have a single England cap and would be playing for a team where a bit like us with Mike Williamson, the club’s (one like Leicester or Villa etc.) fans would be asking how this donkey gets his game.
Instead he is a national treasure apparently….but not in Newcastle.