CountryRoyalWAZZOCK I suppose a way of looking at it is that all we have missed out on in principle is 3 points. Whether we'd lost that game 1-0 or 15-0, we were always going to stay in 4th. What will be telling is how the manner of the defeat will affect the team psychologically. Fulham away last year is the go to example of how a heavy defeat can batter the confidence of a weak minded team.
What we have seen this year however is that when things don't go our way we tend react really quite well.
Newcastle 4-1 - next game 2-2 draw against a good Brighton team
Brentford 4-1 - next game 1-1 draw with Derby
Fulham 5-0 - next game 2-1 win against Sheff Wed
Brighton 3-0 - next game 2-1 win again Wolves and subsequently a draw against the Geordies
Preston 3-0 - next game 2-0 win at Sheff Wed before home wins against Leeds and Blackburn
Let's just hope the trend of getting a positive result in the following match continues!
The only thing you could say though is that following a heavy defeat our next game is normally at home where we are obviously stronger.
It could be another defeat next Saturday, but tbh I have confidence that even that won't demoralise us too much. We've bounced back from two defeats in a row this season before.
True, but perhaps our best away win this season was the Sheff Wed one, which came 6 days after the Preston horror show.
I suppose we just need to claw ourselves into the playoffs and hope that one of our away 'off' days doesn't occur. I agree with the thoughts of a few others who believe we'd be better off in 5th or 6th.