The point on not recovering even once from a goal down is not good, as will be the significant margin Cork will finish ahead of us. I had initially hoped this might reduce to single figures but performances against the better sides, and even at home suggest otherwise. The disappointment is that’s two big home games now that we lost without even getting into gear, 3-0 v Cork and 1-0 to Rovers. We made 5 changes granted, so it was a fair adjustment, but the shape was just dreadful all the same on Sunday, hardly once did we offer any hope that we could really lift it and push on, there was a really slow period in the second half where this reminded me of Fosters second season, it was almost walking pace.
Its very frustrating to see the inconsistency from the excellent first half away to Rosenborg to last Sunday, yes the players were probably very down after going out of Europe, but that was still no excuse for that type of performance. Unless we can cement second place and finish significantly ahead of the 3rd placed side, and win a cup, lets face it, will have to be FAI Cup, the season will be seen a disappointment. The concern is if we put in a display like that v Derry we will be going out before it even gets going.
Hopefully last Sunday was the final wake up call, still 3 months to play for, still plenty to achieve.