Going into our most important game with a make shift full back, football suicide. I understand Boli has his critics, but he is a full back.
Piss poor in first half, Brown lets cross in and CMcG isolated one on one and header finds net, we go in 1 down at HT.
Totally different performance second half, brilliant goals by Forrest and Eddy had us ahead 3-2 agg and we were playing well, then a moment of madness from SB as he handles a ball that was heading away from danger zone and they are back in it. But we stuck at it and RC to the rescue with a superb finish to put us back ahead with 15min left. Bain spills a shot and the guy taps in rebound and we were unable to pull it out of the fire.
Bain and Brown poor for goals, CMcG again, like at Ibrox, not a left back and will get exposed against decent opposition. MJ tried hard but far too easily muscled off the ball and not street wise enough for this type of opposition. And LM no improvement, surely the change there was to bring on Grill and push Eddy wide?
JF, RC and Eddy all showed their class, Olly was decent enough till replaced, ElHam continues to impress.
We had 10million worth of defenders on the bench???? Again we were pathetic from corners.
This exit from CL may have a damming effect on our badly needed transfer targets. Progress in CL would have been an incentive for potential targets. Solid defense is corner stone of a good team, we so need to sort it. We are getting exposed every year by going into these games with stopgap defenders-Bitton a prime example.
Reckon CG will return in goals and have to say, RC, CMcG and Ollie are our form midfielders right now.