Home support turned faster than milk tonight too, superb later on but from the minute they hit the bar it was quiet and there were groans and it all seemed to transfer over to the pitch too as the players become more and more nervous.
Somebody said earlier in this thread that we've got a lot of spectators but not many supporters. I can't really disagree with that. The jeering when Ejaria played a ball back to Goldson because there was nothing on ahead of him was ridiculous.
Look I can understand some frustrations from our fans tonight but lets look at this objectively from Progres game and this game.
Progres game, we struggled to win 1-0. We scored with a quick freekick in that game and bar that we created next to nothing in the way of goalscoring chances. Defensively we looked weak still, Cardoso dived into too many challenges and got away with that night against poor opposition. We looked short in ideas and any threat going foward.
Tonight we created a good amount of chances, bar some poor finishing and good goalkeeping we didn't score more. They had 2 good chances, well 1 really decent chance and the one they hit the bar in the first half. Other than that our CentreBacks looks solid.
Amazing how even a team like that are really comfortable on the ball when we were the exact opposite, we still have a lot of players that won’t win us the title.
First competitive game I know but wasn’t impressed by that at all, especially middle to front.
First half performance promised us at least 3 goals. we were poor second half. Im not about to jump on the get rid of Windass bus just yet but Middleton shows what he can and has thrown his hat into the selection process. Morelos again showing that it may not just be a confidence thing and has again shown his immaturity with the 'headbutt'. Overall I think just about pass marks against a stuffy team.I cannot see us losing 3 goals on Tuesday as I think the back 3 had a decent performance.
Really happy with the result, we’ll take it up another level next week. I was really worried before the game for some reason, still pre season and some bizarre early doors results. Look at the Brenda Rodgers getting turned over by a Gibraltar amateur team for example.
Some real positives but so ring rusty up obviously on the finishing.
Yeah, just so many fans never learn their lesson and get carried away based on nothing. It only leads to them feeling even more aggrieved and let down when we don’t go and wipe the floor with everyone.
some negative nonsense on here tonight ffs, gotta remember 1st competitive match as a team, thought we looked solid backline up thru midfield final third however definitely need better, good start if a lil bit shaky, happy taking 2-0 over there, subs looked really good when they come on, Middleton being a particular highlight
Bears, it might not have been pretty and SG will have food for thought, but the most important thing could be the nil. I know it might sound silly, but not conceding at home in Europe can be massive. The jobs only half done, however, and SG will know this, they have to be more open at their place now which will leave gaps. I would expect the team to be set up for quick counter attacking for the away tie.
Morelos was shocking though. I'd definitely prefer him in the #10 role. Windass' game looked a lot better overall tonight, tracking back & putting in the challenges, especially when it was him that lost the ball. Both these guys though, can we keep hoping they turn up every week & play one of their blinders?
Middleton? %^*& me! Messi-esque or what? He just can't help but take them on & try & beat a player then won't go down if challenged. A star in the making.
Ejeria looked confident & silky.
Like I said, early days but although we were kinda mince, there's a lot to be positive about. We need to bear in mind it's a lot of these players first real game together & nerves could have been off the charts too.