I think all of us would have predicted another defeat given that the team’s confidence is completely shot. Our one tactic of lump it up to Stockley is symptomatic of our clueless tactics.
The minute I saw the team selection I texted my mate that we would be overrun in the middle again. When you let at least 2 goals in every week and often 3 goals, you cant play 2 wingers and a 35 year old bloke ( Pratley) and Shinnie who is very slow and doesn’t really do tackling. For the first goal Shinnie was outmuscled and for the 2nd goal no one in midfield challenged the scorer. Its all very well blaming the defenders but they never get enough cover from the centre of midfield, Playing DJ instead of the energetic legs of Smith was a catastrophic tactical mistake.
Secondly, in the absence of JFC, I understand why Pratley has to play, but every team targets him to get 2 bookings so him getting sent off was pretty obvious to all of us. Apart from the fact that he was stupid for the 2nd yellow, the sensible thing would have been to take him off at half time.
First of all, the management team has to pick a team that is hard to beat, a couple of nil nils would work for me now.
The current team selections and tactics are as baffling as they are terrible.