Much has been made of the Peter Crouch dismissal and the effect that it had on our game last night. Crouch leapt in with rash tackles on two occasions and whether he deserved the red card or not, it certainly made things almost impossible once we went down to ten men.
But how much did it really affect the outcome? A certain team not so far from us seemed to blame a sending off for defeat in a Champions League tie when they didn’t manage a shot on goal all evening.
Would the margin of defeat been smaller and could we be looking at a deficit that we may have had a chance of overturning? Should Harry have gambled and thrown another striker into the mix?
Was it a case of what might have been, or should we be showing more dignity than our neighbours and admitting we were beaten by a better side?