niall_hearty2000 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 31, 2023 9:23 pm
Disgusted with that performance tonight. Lot of those players simply aren't good enough for this club. Sending off killed it but we were shocking and just capitulated far too easily. Clear to see that without hoban wr have no outlet and little threat up top. Up to the board to put up or shut up now and put their hands in their pockets and sign some decent quality. The current squad simply isn't good enough.
I don't think we are as bad as you're making out Niall. Yes, Hoban out of the team is a huge loss and the cover we have for him isn't as good. However, there aren't many, if any, player like Hoban in the league. Him dropping deep into midfield gives us an extra man in there, which is probably what we need against Rovers.
Having no cover at left back for Leahy is probably another negative especially when Leahy played as bad as he did last night.
However, up until their first goal, I think we were fairly evenly matched and had we drawn level with Martins chance then, who knows. But once Benson gets the red, it's an uphill battle. 11 v 11 and its never a 0-4 game. Not saying we'd have beaten them, but it definitely would have been much tighter.
Everyone knew Rovers would come good eventually, it's just unfortunate it was against us.