See this is the problem. Making excuses.
Returning players, existing player and new players. Every club gets a new group at the start of each year. Nothing different about that. Ours was just a bit bigger
"Make sure they are fit to start the season." If they are not fit to start the season they shouldn't be there, they are not fit to be paid.
"Teach them four game plans with four variations" and...? They have had 16 weeks 8 hours per day. More than one entire semester of study, to learn 4 game plans and 4 variations. And they have only learnt one?
"Lots of drills to control the ball with one hand.....Diesel teaching them handball...."
With the exception of Connor Mckenzie these players didn't come to the club with zero football skills. Nor zero handball skills.
One would expect them to have training drills to hone their skills but to suggest they have so much to learn that they only learnt one game plan....
And most of them have been around a few years and should understand game plans whether or not they played last year. Not difficult stuff.
"Someone forgot to tell them about short handballs in the rain"
Someone forgot to tell them? Their mother perhaps? FFS do you realise what this sounds like? Someone forgot to tell them.
High paid professional athletes and someone forgot to tell them what happens when it rains? What? None of them capable of independent thought?
Lets just continue to make excuses. They are only young, they have no confidence, they have to learn to play together.
Lets be completely clear, there is no excuse for what was dished up on Sunday.
And if we ever want to be a good club again we have to stop settling for that type of performance. Rationalising it with all those excuses is not doing anyone any favours.
It was unacceptable.
We all have a right to expect better.