Yes we are bottom of the table, but what a table! So many teams are in false positions. Blackpool fought brilliantly again today but will slide backwards, just like Burnley did last season. Newcastle are wobbling; we need to nail them next week. West Brom are surely in a false position; that point at Old Trafford was down to dreadful keeping by Van der Saar, just as their result at Arsenal was courtesy of a nightmare keeping performance. Wigan aren't all that and will go down. Blackburn are ordinary with a capital O and Allardyce is clearly suffering from hubris after his "I should be managing Real Madrid comments". Bolton will struggle if Davies is injured. Wolves now go into a nightmare run of fixtures.
So the doom mongerers -like my old pal Grumpy King - should hold their peace for a while. Things are not as dark as they appear. We are level on points with Liverpool for God sake and despite what the Everton fans sang today, Liverpool are NOT going down. They will finish 8th, 9th or 10th and we are good enough to finish 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th. First half we were poor yesterday, and that needs to be sorted, but second half we were very good. But for the dual incompetence of Green and Clattenbung, we would have won that game.
One more thought though, if you need a GOAL to win a game, why send on Carlton Cole? Surely McBenni would be a better bet - even he can manage 15 minutes and, given half a chance, I'd back him to take it over Cole.