A useless 0-0 draw against Aston Villa-few players seemed to care, even the Villa players oddly enough. Never have I seen a home team in England play so defensively. 1 real chance for both sides in the 89th minute for substitute Robbie Fowler and 1 penalty not given to Stilian Petrov in 1st half injury time-I wish it was given; might have made for an interesting game...
Benitez is maddening because he says the league matters, because he says he wants to catch Chelsea (what a joke). Fact is he only cares now about finishing 4th, so why lie? His team selection proved it-Fabio Aurelio and Mascherano in and Alonso out. Clearly he wants to give Mascherano every chance to get his match fitness-his performance suggests he needs it, and quick. He also needs to use his players where they are better suited-moving Gerrard to the centre was good, but not when it meant Kuyt going to the right. When Pennant came on, he took Bellamy off reducing us to 1 real striker. Hardly teh signs of a coach going for a win.
Tinker by all means in the league if finishing 4th is the real target while the main aim remains the CL. Just don't continue talking bullshit.