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Can someone explain why we always play better in the 1st half and then fall off the slope in the 2nd half? The statistics tell everything: We scored total 20 goals and conceded 13. In the 1st half we scored 11 goals against 3 conceded. But in the 2nd half, we scored 9 but concede 10!
The Villa game we started well, I know Suarez was unlucky by hitting the poles twice, but surely twe were 2-0 up in 15 minutes and Villa all but surrendered, surely we should have hammered them by at least 4 or 5 goals!
Hey Ricky - I know that you are right over the course of the season but I don't think it was the case against Villa. Despite scoring 2 goals in the first half we actually had one of our poorest performances in my opinion. The second half was much better.
As for more generally, I think that maybe our high pressing game takes its toll and we slow down in the second half.
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As said, I was not strictly referring to the Villa game, and perhaps falling off the cliff may be too strong a phrase to use, but nonetheless, I do feel that in general our 2nd half performance is poorer than the 1st half. Off my head there were a few games where I remember we played very poorly in the 2nd half, including games that we won: the opening game against Sunderlandl the lost to Stoke; we won at Arsenal and Everton, but it was because they were down in numbers and we really should have capitalised more on the advantage.
The main thing is we won Ricky mate. Yeah it would have been nice to have scored a boat load but we still won.
You could also say we play better away from home as well. Now that to me is more of a worry.