In many ways I thought this week’s performance was even worse then last week.
We picked up a point, and din’t concede 5 in a half, but last week there were also some positive points which could be taken from the game.
I’d love to know what excuse the players had for their lack of performance this week.
It seems to me that most of the players were playing in the position which they would choose for themselves (Jogo – right-side forward; Hirai – Central forward; Sakata – left-side forward; Nakahara – midfield with someone behind; Tsutsumi – central defence etc.) but then they totally failed to show they should be playing there every week.
Something is wrong for a bunch of players to fail to show up for the second half having gone a goal up against weak opposition.
The last time they sleep-walked through a half like this was when we were on the edge of bankruptcy last season.
Not good enough.