I am not a fair weather fan, so what I am about to say is not just the ranting of a bitter and twisted fool, it is the frustrated ranting of someone who always tries to give people the benefit of the doubt and a fair chance.
Firstly well fought QPR and a good three points for them. We have no one to blame but ourselves. The decision from AW to start Aaron Ramsey in the team in a wide forward role was many things. It was inexplicable given we had Gervinho and Ox on the bench fully fit. It was foolish given we needed pace and width, especially away from home with the chance to counter attack.
It was just such an obvious error from the manager. Ramsey has not even been on form recently, in fact the opposite. Even someone like Yossi Benayoun would have given us far more in that attacking role. Ramsey is a decent young central midfielder and his deployment today was a stupid mistake.
Even with the right XI maybe we wouldn't have won, I still think we would have had a much better chance, our lack of an outlet on both flanks was so obvious today. The two defensive errors from Thomas Vermaelen were poor, they were individual errors, these things happen, I will not castigate a man who has been outstanding in recent weeks for us.
We need to finish strongly if we are to hold on to 3rd spot, three points today would have put real pressure on Spurs, as things stand we have given them hope and this was such a cheap loss of points. We play City next Sunday and if Ramsey starts on the left of the forward line, I will despair, I just cannot understand how such an experienced manager can make such terrible tactical decisions?