well that one should go down as the 'el crappico'
decent turn out, plenty of extra faces enjoying the sunshine which was nice to see - what made it all the more interesting is when they scored it was revealed how few of them were ducks. effectively just the sports direct bunch in the corner. its gutting that the extra turn out got to see such a dismal display in the end.
I was concerned about this game before kick off - but that first half was pretty even stuff, if mediocre in quality all round, and I allowed myself to start feeling like we could possibly sneak one here - Griggs has a couple of chances in first half and I was so hoping he'd get that goal which will open his flood gates for the season.
second half something changed... the ducks got better, we didn't and the gaping wholes in our tactics were so so painful to see.
there seemed to be a consensus in the crowd that their second yellow that led to the red was a very soft one, but from our perspective the biggest crime was how we totally and utterly failed to react to this. WE played like the team with 10 men. why did Griggs who so clearly needed a second striker along side him to feed him not get that extra man when we were an extra man up? why in gods name was our number 14 even playing? where the f'k was the desire, the talking or the motivating chatter that any team that cares should have. Why the f'k when they scored did our team just immediately line up in their positions with not a single soul clapping or shouting or trying to gee each other up.
quite rightly there was plenty of begrudging applause for the ducks at the corner flag as they left the pitch and for the first time ive witnessed some seriously disgruntled comments aimed at our own team... who quite frankly were shite and let the fans down in this one....
we've had highs and lows in the last few years this was a low. The team can and must bounce back and quickly.
doom and gloooommm