Job done but,,,
It’s not the first time the bigger team hasn’t fully shown up for lower league opposition, and it won’t be the last.
Who knows why,,
Not as motivated,,
Thinking they simply need show up?,,
Put off by an agricultural style and lax ref?
Big game on the horizon so slightly unfocused?
Who knows, but it happens.
It’s more upsetting than concerning that we needed a half time Ange rocket to pull the finger out. The lean, mean, ruthless machine was supposed to show up time after time and blow whoever we face away, or at least that’s how the dream vision was going.
Thursday’s looming fixture and the team changes left us not fully at the races,,yet we got the job done, so it wasn’t a waste. Ange will have learnt valuable lessons, again not a waste.
On one level that shows how far we’ve come, Lenny would have been delighted with four goals in a cup tie, performance be damned. Now we look for inspiring victories, not ground out results.
That is coming a long way indeed.
The manager will be the unhappiest of the lot, more than you or me. Some players blew a chance, another chance, maybe their big chance. There’s still work to be done, some aren’t cutting the mustard.
But some answer when opportunity knocks.
The squad still needs pruned.
Yesterday was an important step.
After the teams exertions they deserve credit so a 6 outta 10 must be overlooked. Two sub-par turnouts would be slightly worrying, orrying, three a trend, so one should be forgiven. It’s been a big month for this squad, they have much bigger fish to fry than the Scottish Cup, nice as it always is. I’ll easily cut some slack.
That our never played together before team ended the day with four unanswered goals again shows how far we’ve come under our Greek Australian.
A big performance on Thursday would make most forget yesterday,, Ange won’t though. There’s a huge clash on the horizon, and make no mistake we can beat Bodo, it’s important everyone puts any lacklustre performance behind them and fully focus.
Other teams would love lacklustre victories, but other teams arent the world famous Glasgow Celtic.
Yep we’ve come a long way in a short time, and this week could see us go further still.
The ‘A’ Team shall be selected, and they usually put on a show on those big nights under the floodlights.
Another four would be just fine.
In Ange We Trust.
Garry Postecoglou certainly did.
Keep the faith.