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Burnley had time to play their patient, neat football but they were punchless in attack.
Frail refused to criticise his players despite a punchless performance and confessed he's unsure if he'll still be around to revamp the squad this summer.
From that moment, West Ham controlled proceedings as Wigan were clueless and punchless in stumbling through a seventh game without a win.
It's nice to have at least someone, in what at times has been a punchless lineup, who is actually producing.
Villa's front two of Milan Baros and Juan Pablo Angel were punchless at White Hart Lane in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, not managing a shot on target between them.
They were so punchless and powder-puff again on Saturday they were never going to pull Spurs back.
But McCall witnessed the size of the task ahead as his punchless Palmerston Park troops were torn apart by a rampant home side.
We were punchless and lightweight in attack, with our goal against the run of play.
Punchless County simply had no answer as the Yorkshire side bombarded Lee Grant's goal with set-pieces and pin-point crosses.
Defensively inept and punchless in attack, we made average opposition look like world-beaters and Lennie Lawrence's bizarre substitutions were the last straw.
Punchless County never looked like staging a comeback after the break, substitute Paul Bolland's speculative long-range shot bringing sarcastic cheers from the travelling fans as it drifted wide in the 60th minute.
Saints are the lowest-scoring side in Britain with just 18 SPL goals this season and have been so punchless that Sam Parkin, who scored his last goal in December, leads their club scorer charts.