Yeah the crossing was abysmal - I think that the stats at the end of the game were 3 successful from 21. Even ignoring the stats, there were just plenty of over hit crosses today.
What would I have done differently? I dunno. I don't view the game in the same way as someone like Warnock does so you're probably asking the wrong person as I'd do just about everything differently! I don't know if getting lots of crosses into the box is the right way to win a game, especially with the team we had out there. Flooding the box and hoping that a ball bobbles one way or another seems kind of inefficient to me when you don't have much in the way of height but Warnock has made a career out of it, and he doesn't really have the time to put much else in place. My instincts are always to get the ball down and play though.
Before today, we'd only scored 39 goals this season. The team that we started with had only scored 16 of those goals! That's actually quite staggering when you think about it. I'm not sure how meaningful that stuff is but I suppose it doesn't scream a team that will take lots of chances. However, we were able to open Hull up time and again so it's not like we had no opportunities to make something happen. We opened Hull up far more easily than we did Stoke last weekend, but today the final ball, cross or shot, was usually either poor or just the wrong decision. I was talking about Wing earlier, and he was crap when he came on, but in a way it might have been the game to start him in. Someone to pull the trigger within 25 yards of goal. Maybe we could have started him instead of one of the three in midfield and given them something different to worry about. Starting Tavernier could have been worth a shout as well as he looked about as lively as anyone last week when he came on. He's obviously competing with Roberts for a spot though.
Our passing in the final third is shocking, and I find it criminal that our players can over hit free kicks time and time again, and when we do get into a position to cross a ball we constantly hit the opposition player, I'm starting to wonder if they're all *** colour blind.
Johnson is just one of those players who's not very intelligent he just can't help it, gave a stupid free kick away for the Hull goal then decided to try and do the same again, I hope Warnock realizes that the lads just a liability, I was also wondering if Johnson has any family from Hull because he's been an absolute god send for them in the 2 games against us. Roberts started well and then lost his way, skillful but over dribbles at times, Coulson was poor, Britt trying to hold a ball up just doesn't work, not strong enough, Wing did nothing when he came on, Tav had a go, thought McNair and Howson had average games, but I thought losing Spence was a huge blow Hull were struggling to cope with his pace.
Well if Warnock thought it was a big job, he'll realize just how big now. Moukoudi has got to play against QPR, Howson back at right back and I'd sooner have Aynsley Pears at left back than Johnson.