There is no arguing the fact that Hibs produced a fine display of attacking football and thoroughly deserved their win. Ahead of the game many of our fans felt that we would be well beaten. We were all too aware of the missing players and that some were likely to play short of full fitness. Had we been offered a point beforehand it would have been taken gladly.
However, the loss of so many goals on home turf is hard to take. Only six or seven weeks ago a very similar team scored five without reply against
It was apparent before the first goal was conceded that we were in trouble. We were unable to stop the attacking waves unleashed by a team brimming with confidence and not a little skill. Our defensive formation seemed to have gaps which their speedy forwards exploited at will.
The real concern has to be that we were unable to alter the pattern of the game. The players failed to find the steel needed to break up attacks, our passing was below par and there was no change from the bench.
So, where do we go from here? Despite cries for heads to roll there will be no panic reaction from the board. There is a belief that a rush to judgement in circumstances where the manager's options are heavily curtailed by injuries is not in the best interests of the club. The board are well aware of the dangers of relegation and of the financial ramifications which would follow. Sometimes the brave decision has to be ‘wait and see'.