“We got beaten by an outstanding team today. Sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and they were absolutely outstanding as they have been all season.”
Those were the words of Phil Parkinson after yesterday’s thrashing by Norwich. It was only 4-0 in the end, if it weren’t for former Canaries keeper Remi Matthews it may well have been more, his penalty save amongst several others over the course of the afternoon.
The quote at the top of this piece leads to what a lot of the talk was about after the match. Some thought Parkinson’s words were precisely that, that we were beaten by a brilliant team. Many others looked at the other side of the coin, preferring to point out how bad our performance was, and moments like Clayton Donaldson’s shot that went out for a throw-in, which the Wanderers Twitter propaganda machine hilariously reported that he “made a bit of a mess” of, didn’t help.
If you look at the bigger picture, it’s harder to write off these types of results as one of those things or being beaten by the better team. We’ve been thrashed by other teams too this season, and it’s hard to see any sort of tangible improvement. Yes, there was a win at Birmingham, but we need a run of results and that doesn’t seem likely at the moment.
Leeds away next week…