So strange going into a season with no clue if we will be battling for Europe or battling against relegation. There is always a bit of optimism at this time of the season even if sometimes it is misguided, and where I'm finding mine is, outside of Rovers, Derry and at a stretch Pats most teams are around the same level or weaker than than they were last season. If and it's a big if we can perform as good as last season we should be ok.superman wrote: ↑Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:05 pm Hoping that we see a team with a bit of Identity from the start of the season, starting with just being tough to beat and with a bit of balance in our starting 11.
Under O'Donnell we have changed our 'Identity' as a team far too often, and strangely in the mid-season we see a complete slump where we go Kamikaze defending and totally stale going forward.
Kind of feel that the development (or lack) of for either Muller and Annesley will be the key bellwether of how our season will pan out. Both now had a full season of senior football under their belts and are not that young anymore. They need to kick on for both their own careers and for the club - not only for where we finish, but also for the success of the transfer policy under SOD/Garts.
Two of my biggest criticisms of how we played last season were we moved the ball far too slowly and we have a very weak belly. It looks from what I've seen and heard, O'Donnell is trying to address these issues.