I would give the players a bye today. Although we lost, they actually played reasonably well and Fulton made some terrific saves but unfortunately again made some basic errors. The problem was we because of the way we set up we had no out-ball whatsoever and even when we broke, there wasn't much, if anything, on. #22 and Boyd both had slight chances but other than that we were defending throughout and it was clear that the manager was willing to lose as long as it wasn't by much. When I saw the team on Twitter on getting to Celtic Park it was clear we had accepted the loss before we began and our chances of getting anything other than 'nil' were astronomical.
It was a complete reversal of Canning blaming the negativity in the stand for the negativity on the field - his blatantly negative tactics left the few who were there with a distinctly negative feeling for shelling out our hard earned cash on travel and tickets when he had decided not even to compete. I genuinely cant understand the thinking, pure self preservation and bugger the fans !
So we move onto next week and for me this is Canning's last chance. Lose and we go down. Win and we might not, but probably will anyway. I cant see any way back for him with the support but if we try hard and lose to a better team on the day in any game, we can understand and have to accept. Surrendering without competing, as we do so often, is just disgusting.
On the outskirts of nowhere, on the ring road to somewhere, on the verge of indecision, I'll always take the roundabout way.