We should be used to these games by now.
We should be used to the media, both fan based and mainstream, pointing out that we’re not ready for them.
Followed of course by a list of why we’re not ready for them.
This season, it’s the fault of Neil Lennon to an extent, but mostly down tonthe board for a stunning lack of preparation not seen since, well, this time last year.
And of course, there’s some truth in it. But it’s not the whole truth.
With probably our biggest selling point not being able to be used as a selling point…champions league football….then the quality players demanded by the support..amd the manager…simply won’t commit beforehand.
You can’t blame them, and so you shoud maybe understand the difficulties involved
Should we pay over the odds for players just to fill a gap when surely it would make more sense to take a step back and make two forward later?
The brutal truth is we’re not ready for champions league football yet.
We might not even be ready for Europa League
But that’s not to say we should chuck in the towel.
Far be it from me to criticise anyone else who offers an opinion, as a supporter , on the way thinhs are going, but it’s becoming somewhat tiresome to read, see and hear voice after voice telling us what we already know.
And how to fix it.
Tonight four youngsters in defence have a chance to become heroes.
They’re up against it. They’re not expected to last longer in the team than it takes to replace them as soon as the manager cam find someone.
All of which is encouraged by a relentless storm of voices from those who really should know better.
Pages amd pages of statistics of who is doing well and who is doing poorly.
All completely irrelevant when the house lights come up and the game starts.
We can’t be at the game tonight in body, but we can be in spirit.
The roller coaster of European football is open for business.
How about we ride it instead of complaining about it?