I think our first XI, when fully fit and on form, is pretty strong. I also think we've got decent strength in depth; we had a good bench today, and were able to bring on 3 subs who could have changed the game. Devlin told me today he expects to be back in January, and I'm hearing Rojano is a certainty to be available for selection within a week. We have a squad well capable of staying up, and perhaps even challenging for top six.
We all know we have some weaknesses. Dougie's not the player he was, and his passing and pace are woeful. Skondras is erratic, capable of brilliance but could have cost us another goal today. Tomas is playing himself in, but he looks as slow as Sarris, and nowhere near as authoritative. MacKinnon is a Trojan, but can be betrayed by the red mist. McMann is still a bit raw. Ali blows hot and cold - sometimes inspiring, sometimes invisible. Boyd looks too small and light to ever make it as an SPL striker, although I hope he proves me wrong. Our midfield is too small. We have too few wise old heads. And we lack a natural predator. Have I missed anything?
The point is not to pick your favourite weakness(es) and bang that drum every week - especially when we lose. Despite the amazing goal at Hibs, we're Accies, not Barca. All I ask is that we compete every week - and we certainly did that today - and then we'll pick up more points than we need.
I think we caught Hearts at an unlucky time. Levein has given them a boost, but it won't last. We have no reason to fear them the next time we meet.
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