The Downside Of The Rollercoaster
I spent a lovely wee day yesterday with one of my best pals and his girl. They live in Bicester,the obvious place to meet up is Oxford-and blinkin’ flip are the prices a bit out of order.
Which is never a problem of course if the company is good,and anyway it was hardly a surprise.
Still a boot in the baws at the best part of fifteen quid a whip. Basterts.
Anyway,we met up to watch the Scotland game,and probably the Poland game depending on how long the day was. I ended up on a train to Worcester,so I made bloody sure I didn’t miss my stop.
So,Scotland. Never near good enough but set up strongly in defence and lost to two tremendous goals. IMO,our problem is that to win,it needs to be 1-0. I will trust Stevie Clarke to set our team up to prevent goals-those two today were outstanding-so I can see where the 0 is coming from.
But not the 1.
Stevie,to use an Ayrshire expression,can only pish with the cock that he’s got. He can coach the players to be tight at the back,but his choices are very limited up front. And I’m being very diplomatic here. Frankly,we were set up not to lose goals and hope to sneak one. Which didn’t work,as it turned out.
Now,to get back to Celtic,Ange has a similar if not worse problem. At least Clarkie knows his first eleven,and his options. Do any of us know Ange’s at Celtic?
Should we be surprised if the newbie flounders about at the start,despite his strong personality?
I won’t be. Clarkie doesn’t have options up front,so concentrated on keeping them out. Which didn’t work today,thanks to two wonderful goals. Difficult to criticise. And equally it should be difficult to criticise AP this season.
What happens next season,I’m absolutely convinced will be as horrific as the 1978 season. But we should not hold AP responsible,and I don’t think DMcK should be getting it either. As Clarkie discovered today about appendages in your hand,there isn’t much you can do about that.
To paraphrase yesterday’s article-buckle in. If a rollercoaster scares the shit out of you,don’t go on it.
Above article by BMCUWP