Sorry RB, have let this sit for a couple of days, but feel the need to pick up on that 'mass hysteria' dig - from what I've watched and read, the mass hysteria has been from a) deluded fans or WUM writing about how many points we're going to win the league by or b) our seemingly deluded co-manager talking about "steam-rollering" the opposition. Both are clearly divorced from reality, and neither comment sits at all with the majority of fans watching the dross the team has been serving up for a good while now. We've not 'steam-rollered' anybody, nor do we look likely to; the 3-0 win at Clyde was certainly a good result, but not exactly reflective of play that day. The "We're top of the table, calm doon" mantra is hopelessly mis-placed blind optimism. Based on a sequence of displays, not a one-off bad day, we look bereft of conviction, energy, pass & move... Most folks on here are rightly highlighting bona fide deficiencies, not knicker -wetting, as its become pretty clear we're nowhere near convincing, individually or collectively.
Sammon and Dowds together must be the piss-easiest combo for any opposition defence to play against. Time and time again they've shown themselves up to be slow, ponderous, predictable, unable to trap a pass or hold up play to any competent degree. No evidence of positive energy, commitment, guile, or even giving their respective marker a hard time. (How many genuine chances have we been making each Saturday? How many decent saves have the opposition goalies had to make over the last month?) Sadly, Alston looks like a mis-fit; one peach of a free kick v Dumbarton aside, he's been pretty much anonymous and that's a dreadful return and such a let-down given the talent he has/had. Todd and Mercer are like playing with a man short, they've contributed so little, and both (G) Miller and Kelly have regressed alarmingly. That's 7 out of a regular 11 - first choice players not delivering on a weekly basis. That ain't mass hysteria, that's... er... rather concerning.
A big, big month ahead for our co-managers to turn this around... over to you, guys.