Now the culprits. Danny L Rowe - I can just about forgive the fact you are an utterly talentless sub-BSBN standard footballer who cannot trap a bag of cement. I cannot forgive your lackadaisical laissez-faire attitude on the pitch. I expect anyone who pulls on the Barrow shirt to bust a gut and chase everything until they drop. I do not want to see half-arsed attempts to tackle and then stand about remonstrating to the referee whilst every one else is killing themselves to get back.
Efe Sodje - regrettably at fault for the first goal with an appalling defensive blunder compounded by McConman's needless goalkeeping exploits. McConman himself - he's got the talent, but not the attitude which is why he's been passed over by clubs with bigger budgets than ours. i can only hope his contract will not be renewed the next time it expires.
But I reserve most of my not inconsiderable ire for Dave Bayliss. A change should have been made as soon as Conman went off. Bayliss - how you couldn't see that L Rowe was doing absolutely nothing beggars belief. Why on earth did you signal to Hunter, with more than 5 mins to go + a whole load of injury time, to waste time by the corner flag instead of throwing the ball into the box? You are a scared rabbit caught in the headlines. You are inert and paralysed with fear. To do nothing is considerably worse than changing something that was patently not working.
What stuck in my craw was the realisation that I have lost faith in the guy running the show. My confidence is shot, and if my confidence has gone, I really feel for the players.
Venue: Edgar Street