Nae Goals,Nae Fitba!
The title of today’s article really sums the game up. One team didn’t have a clue how to get on the scoresheet,and the other team frankly wasn’t even interested in that. We had 83% possession,31 shots on goal to their one. 16 corners-and we never looked like scoring all bliddy night!
We camped out in their half for most of the game,facing eleven players behind the ball. We tried the intricate stuff,we tried the fancy footwork,we tried everything. But when you are playing with a winger through the middle,and one who hasn’t really been that impressive of late anyway,and two wingers-one trying to play himself into form and another making his full debut,you find yourself struggling somewhat.
And we certainly did!
Our midfield three of Bitton,Rogic,and CalMac probably had their worst game this season,collectively and individually,while our full backs probably provided our greatest threat. Which isn’t saying very much,if I’m honest.
AP has found his team selections recently hampered by injuries to some of his most important players,and I get that. We know that our squad is wafer thin at the best of times,and these are hardly that. But it was some of our most experienced players who were found most wanting last night,and we have enough problems on our plate this season without so many having an off night.
It is unfair though to attach blame to individuals when we win and lose as a team. Or draw,as the case may be. It was a dreadful watch,and would get football stopped. We can certainly blame St Mirren for bringing nothing to the party except a resolute backs to the wall defensive performance. But the buck stops with our highly paid stars who just didn’t measure up to it on the night.
It comes down to this-we are dropping silly points to teams we should be destroying. As we know,points make prizes. And at this rate,we just might not have enough of them come the end of the season
Above article by BMCUWP