Things We Can Do Without
That was a difficult watch last night. We looked good,right up for it until Leverkusen scored. After that,we might as well have turned it off.
I’m not and never have been into the blame game,scapegoating players,but Ralston needs to learn how to defend his designated area on the pitch. It’s all very good looking like a new signing as he surges forward,but he is a fucking full back,and he’s rarely there when we are caught down his side.
His central defence colleagues are even worse! A ball into the box,they’ve gone walkabout. Honestly,our defence is a bloody shambles.
Our midfield,if anything,is even worse. It is incapable of protecting the defence,utterly clueless on how to provide our front men.
Who,by the way,are bloody non-existent anyway.
We are in a bad place,and we need to own up to it and recognise the fact. Yes,we have some great players,terrific players that many teams would give their eye teeth for. As a team though,we are a disaster.
AP is clearly doing what he can with what he has,and I’m still behind him. But last night’s display gives his enemies ammunition,it makes my position more difficult to defend.
Never again,as simple as that. That should be his message in the morning. The board are unlikely to GAF,but we do. Ange does. The players do. Not a single person can be faulted for effort,if I’m honest.
But it clearly is nowhere near enough. We are in a cycle,a spiral,of defeat,one where our players can rarely remember what a win bonus looks like. Sure,few will need the money-but defeat is contagious. It suddenly becomes something you get used to,it becomes a habit,it becomes something that you just shrug your shoulders to.
Celtic need to avoid that trap,and I’m sure that AP and the players are aware of it. The problem is that I am not sure if any of them can pull us out of it.
Above article by BMCUWP