Why is our Home form so poor recently?
Recent media reports have suggested that it may be due to the tense atmosphere since Rafa has arrived.
I thought I would look into it:
Man CIty (0-0): We would have taken this result before the game.
Fulham (0-0): Our record vs. Fulham has never been good.
VIlla (8-0): Win!!!!!
QPR (0-1): Weekday game and Rafa rested some players.
Swansea (0-2): defensive mistakes...
I would say that the QPR result was really the only bad one. Swansea was unlucky and I think we will win the away leg and qualify for the final.
What are the possible reasons:
- Tactics: Team sit back against us at the Bridge: Probably true
- Fans: The fans do make the Bridge now probably feel like an away ground. I only watch games on tv every week as do not live in London anymore but I definitely do think the away support is more vocal.
- Complacency: I think most fans would have thought QPR would have been easy. They drew with Spurs and their league table position is not reflective of the squad.
- Rising up to the Challenge: I think we have faced stronger opposition away recently have risen to it.