Have to say I immediately thought he was going to be ordered off, it seemed pretty clear and it was not a surprise to see a red card at all. He has to learn and unfortunately he has cost us again, although I have a bit of sympathy given the weather. If a Hearts player had done the same we would have been screaming for the same result.
Thought we started well and to be 2 goals up so quickly really had the home crowd baying for blood but when we went down to 10 men I would have been happy for a point, particularly as they then scored so early in the second half. Our defence was terrific for the most part and there were plenty of bodies being flung into tackles and blocks, so no-one can really complain about the fitness or attitude. Gogic, Martin and McMann were outstanding and indeed Martin spent plenty of time being kicked up in the air in the second half, with only 1 yellow card shown despite it being almost comical the times it happened.
Once again I thought our substitutions caused us issues. Alston came on early but in the second half I thought he wilted badly. Was really surprised Temps came on as it was never going to be his type of game and the height and bulk of Oggy had really caused them issues. Steve didn't do much and I would have kept Moyo on for the same reasons as Oggy. I know it was probably fitness that brought about both, but we were really under the cosh for the whole of the second half and the punts away really didn't allow Temps or Steve to do much, although one brief run from Temps was brought to a crashing halt. I don't think the 10 men could have done much more and Southwood played his part with some good keeping, although his kicking is still erratic and he pings them straight out with monotonous regularity.
Ultimately Hearts are gash and their expected revival may never actually happen as that must have been seen by them as a banker. Their wage bill is a scandalous waste of money, as are their admission prices and I for one would love it if they went down. Love it.
On the outskirts of nowhere, on the ring road to somewhere, on the verge of indecision, I'll always take the roundabout way.