So how much more did AJ being paid off with a two year deal cost compared to having a one year deal? I very much doubt that he’s getting an extra years garden leave. Having so many players on a 1 year deal makes stability an issue as we discovered in the summer. Hindsight is also an abundant thing that everyone is blessed with, it’s foresight that’s the rarer commodity. Were you protesting from the roof tops when the two year contract was handed out, because the way I remember it, there was very little negative reception when the extension was announced on the back of being unlucky in the play off. Can’t believe half the stuff I’m reading on here. I thought Higgy put in a decent shift yesterday and Stevie’s interviews are honest, open assessments and welcomingly don’t have “obviously” every second sentence. Yesterday, we looked in control of the game until the sending off (the clear cut goal scoring opportunity was debatable given there was another defender ready to intercept), then with 10 men I thought we had our best spell until the penalty. Individual errors cost us dearly and the wide margin in the score line will look bad in the history books but was not the entire picture. Calling Stevie “a coward” for playing one up top is just ludicrous given that we were getting forward and midfielders were working hard to get into advanced positions to support - this caused Rovers problems in that they were finding it difficult to pick them up. That was until we went behind and had to chase the game. I was hurting last night - it was almost like grieving, but one awful result does not a managerial tenure make. Stevie makes a good point about mental toughness and if he can do a bit of psychology about how to deal with setbacks after being on top (which is a major trait currently) it can only benefit them. Priority though is a new face up front and I think Smith should have been given a start yesterday, and I’d also be giving Martin a shot in defence as his more recent appearances were showing him to be a decent defender. With any budget freed from the loss of the loaners from Hearts, a central defender (experienced with leadership qualities) and striker (one with physicality and presence) should be at the forefront for Stevie. An aside about players coming over to show appreciation for support, if any “fan” thinks this is patronising or it is a good opportunity to have a go, then they’re not thinking clearly. I don’t think there was a player who “wasn’t trying” yesterday. We were severely punished by two, albeit avoidable, mistakes. If Stevie had not changed it to chase the tie, we’d probably have not lost the third, but there was nothing to gain in keeping the score line respectable in a cup tie. TLDR version Give Stevie a chance at least.