We will regret that late goal last night when it means we finish 3rd rather than 2nd I fear.
Can't see us getting anything in Porto.
Really need to win two remaining home games which won't be easy.
Need other fixtures to go our way, group is wide open though
The last time we played Porto we got a 1-1 draw to take us through to the last 16 of the CL.Seems similar to last year and we have not performed against the weakest team. Best I can see is us finishing 3rd. Can't recall us ever doing well in Portugal.
Not a dig but it seems to me your expectations or lack of are a get out rather than confronting the real failings we have, especially in defence. That last night should be the last straw as opposed to a shrug of the shoulders as if to ah well, we shouldn't really have expected any better.We will finish third. Which, if I'm honest, is what I expected on the day the group was drawn. Last night hasn't changed that though, result aside, it was a decent away performance at this level. You wouldn't think so given the hysteria it has generated though.
Can you imagine what our defence will be like in Porto and Feyenoord coming under actual pressure??I don't think we will qualify last night's debacle in defence can happen again easily we have seen it so much in the past.
The team, and more specifically Tav and Greegs, did indeed f*ck up. We all were and are gutted by that. By hysteria, to be clear, I mean the plethora - deluge even - of posts and posters screaming we need to ditch half the team as a consequence. Like me, you've been around a while. We've both seen far, far better players than Tav or Greegs make horrendous errors that have, at times, proved catastrophic. Criticism, ideally constructive, is to be welcomed. What we have seen is an overload of destructive, foot-stamping, toys out the pram nonsense. Not from your good self, as far as I can recall (this time), but from a worryingly large number of others.Not a dig but it seems to me your expectations or lack of are a get out rather than confronting the real failings we have, especially in defence. That last night should be the last straw as opposed to a shrug of the shoulders as if to ah well, we shouldn't really have expected any better.
Of course players will always make mistakes. IT always has been and always will be part of the game, but that's three pretty horrendous individual mistakes so far this year that have had A - the effect in January at Kilmarnock of nullifying the OF victory in the previous game and strangling at birth any chance of a real go at the title.
And B - last night, which effects, disastrous or not, we'll find out soon enough.
Last night, the team fecked up quite disastrously. I simply do not equate acknowledging that point as hysteria.