There are plenty of what-ifs, but realistically, I wouldn’t have bothered too many teams had I made finals. And having played short in quite a few games, I can only blame myself anyway for not making more of free agency and ensuring I had cover.
Having got only a handful of games out of my best defenders cost me. Docherty out before R1, Hanley injured in Q1 of R1 and never to return and Kolodjashnij out for all but three games was too much to cover. Aside from Hurley, the back line was a revolving door. And the replacements were abolutely rubbish aside from O’Riordan and Duman who showed a bit late in the season.
Good luck to all finalists. It should be a cracking finals series. I’m tipping a first time Premiership coach.