I thought Christmas was a ways off...but apparently it is today, April 5.
I should have set up a tree.
If it isn't actually Christmas, then it's hard to explain the gift wrapped goals the timbers handed to dewie and company in a matter of around, what ? 2 minutes at the end of a match which was all but secured and locked down.
There are, of course, various goats here (speaking of goats...is any Timbers fan in a position to make fun of Chivas these days ? We sit right next to them, last time I checked the standings).
We can argue that Papparato really isn't an upgrade at all...and that Futty and Kah make a better combination in the center back of the line. So why did we ever mess with that ?
And it'd be a hecka good argument, too.
I suppose we could also argue that this or that attacking player should be playing instead of this or that other attacking player.
And then there are probably a few people who would still complain about Weber, even though he was flat out hung-out to dry in this game by his 'mates.
I was at the game. I dunno if the ball crossed the goal line on our corner kick. The stadium replay sorta looked like it did. Did it ?
The fact is...in a game in which the T's had clearly finally clicked on both sides of the ball....we are left with deciphering how the heck they could just melt down so completely in the last 5 minutes of a match they were dominating. And their opponents were an absolute mess today. Didn't seem to matter.
(I shan't get into how we could have handed dewie a hat trick with arguably 3 of the easiest goals of his career ....for that is just TOO painful a concept to even consider beyond the game itself.)
And the fact is....this game had nothing to do with roster decisions, coaching decisions, bad reffing or the like. This was a throwback to 2 seasons ago, when we were incapable of closing out a game we had in hand.
New coach, many new players, new name of park even.
Same song. This is not what Timbers fans deserve. This is not the level of play we should be seeing from this squad.
This is distressing, it truly is.