Coming off a home loss as stoppage was about to end, one would think Gio would have had the team ready to claw its way back. Nope. No fire, lack of hustle, the usual constant giveaways, playing Mabiala instead of Miller, the ceaseless habit of trying pinpoint short passes through defenders crowded in the box instead of taking shots from distance. Five points in five games in May — a relatively easy part of the schedule and with some injured players back.
Has Gio lost the team?
Said since week 3. This is on gio. Doesn't matter if we are fully healthy or not. Bad lineup choices. No system or structure. I'm so fjdhdjdhdhhd tired of being right. How do I constantly see it and some people on here don't. Screaming into the void for people to see the real issues and they just don't want to see it cause they are wrong.
I was right about melano. I was right about yimmi, I was right about the regression of Valeri. I was right about Brian Fernandez. I was WRONG about Adi. I was right about nieazgoda. I am right about gio. Either replace Gio now or kiss the playoffs goodbye. Ffs.
We actually had a nice run the last few weeks. No Mabs in the lineup. Then Mabs played in the Open CUP. And he played today. And we lost. Lost badly. And the rest of squad also played like theu were in the toilet along with him. Fans don't necessarily know more than coaches and FO. But there's a real obvious pattern...
SKC had only scored 9 goals all year before this game
We’ll, at least, Johnny Russell didn’t hurt us to bad today.
I didn't spend any money and I feel like I'm owed something for my time today.
STOP PLAYING MABIALA!!!! No, it wasn't all his fault, but he does make the back line disjointed.
Now McGraw doing a Mabiala impersonation. Crappy play is contagious.
Our central defense is absolute garbage.
How embarrassing does it have to get before Timber’s management does something?
Well, at least Moreno and Yimmi aren't match fit, so, you know, silver linings
last season when things went rough we started playing 3 at the back to steady up, right now we are playing like 2 and half at the back to chase a game with skc...
Stopped by to say lol. Have a restful and contemplative holiday weekend folks!
Remember when Gio/Grabavoy said it was important to keep the core together? We've held on to those folks, alright. And given that Mabs still play more than you would expect for a reserve, he's plart of that core. And how is that working out for us?
Btw, Hummels reupped with Dortmund. He's 34. And would kill in the league. That was my dream cb. And I doubt the FO even bothered looking in that direction.
Bravo gave up the play after the turnover
Oh look, guy who we were all worried about shows us why. Sigh.
Mabiala basically has a brace - for KC - in less that two minutes.
Oh, Mabs, that's just terrible
I'm finally on fire Gio train. For starting Mabs over Miller, and everything else
Sunk by the defense...yet again. This back line is just like a cd. Utterly predictable. And as I play the stock market, I'd be shorting these guys endlessly. Easy money.
Season, meet toilet.
Mabs giveaway nearly costs us. Who could have seen that coming?
How could they put Yimmi in if he's not fit? That's either on the training staff or Yimmi for lying.
"Same as it ever was."
Oh Boli...how did you miss that? Ugh, a lot of good work undone by a bad finish.
Give an inch - yards? - and SKC equalizes. Real lack of focus by the defense.
Completely flat defensive play.
AM announcers saying SKC has 70+% possession but 0.1 xG . That’s insane.
Great start to the match! Nice to see that we are starting on the right foot for a change, especially being on the road. And we scored on a set piece. Very encouraging.
Good start! Let's keep it up!
Boli! Nice work in the box.
Expecting a big game from Paredes today
Johnny Russel is out for SKC, that is huge. I’m concerned for Asprilla starting over Yimmi, I hope Yimmi doesn’t have a knock. Asprilla needs to step up his game, I’ve been disappointed in him this year
Mabs is starting...isn't there a traffic cone we could start instead? Hold on to your butts.
Provided PTFC understands how hard SKC will come out in front of their homies and on national TV... and meet fire with fire, press from the opening kick and put the Wiz on their back foot - this can be a really good road win.
OTOH... If they start passive, let SKC work the ball upfield and get Salloi and Russell running at the back line, I fear we'll be in for a bad afternoon.