The main worry for me, apart from the defence, is that we seem completely incapable of controlling a game.
Gomis made a load of brilliant tackles/interceptions (thank god as no one else does) but he was poor on the ball last night. Splaine is wasteful and risky, but tries to turn away from players in the middle of the park and create things. Cunningham, as said above, had the beating of his man and had some great driving runs but to little effect.
Love was poor again and Goodwillie was completely lost in the deeper role. Goodwillie only works from deeper if he can pull out wide but EK being organised and our wide players playing very high meant he had little chance to do that. Jones didn't hold the ball up well at all last night, even by his standards, but he took his goal well.
I generally still like Rumsby, although I'd still rather have kept McNiff of the two, but he was absolute torture last night. We've got to be desperately hoping Page shows something and that we can get in another (pacey) centreback too. Balatoni does lots of good things but isn't very aggressive for a centreback. Livingstone also lacks a bit of aggression at times but was mostly decent last night.
For the weekend I'd like to see us drop Love to the bench. Throughout his time with us he's always been better as a sub. Bring Mortimer back in at rightback with Cuddihy on the wing in front of him. Gomis & Kennedy sitting, and push Splaine into the number 10 role. He seems to have a decent shot and his giving possession away would be less risky there. Cunningham back to the left please and Goodwillie up top obviously. If that doesn't work, I've no idea what will.
At least we have something to play for on Saturday. Maybe we'll even reach the 5th minute before conceding.