Have defended the coaching staff in another thread so will do so here. We've seen the micro managing from Hartley, McCann and McIntyre, our players watching the touchline, listening to instructions, and it has been a disaster. Seems to me that the coaching staff sent out the team, which contained a number of youngsters with the game plan. We were in the game the whole time so why try to change things? Playing people out of position, changing the shape of the team, who was available to do that on our bench? We have a small squad and can only field a team by using our youngsters. I think the last thing you want to do is shout and bawl at them from the dugout.
We need additional experienced players, that's very obvious, but it looks to me as though Jimmy Nicholl is a steadying influence and the team will benefit from realising that they need to take responsibility for their actions on the pitch. For too long we have had coaches who seemed to think that they could think our team to success using players that were not up to the tasks they were being asked to do.
There was a clear return to sideways passing and a lack of forward passes, which is disappointing, and only a fortunate clean sheet saved the day. more work on the training ground is needed, and a way to move forward quickly will need to be found.