Dundee Throw It Away Against Ten Man Kilmarnock
Scunnered: A Scots word used to mean that you are world weary, down-trodden, and thoroughly bereft of any lust for life when these words and expressions are simply too inadequate to signify the magnitude of your slide into “shitdom”.
After the Scottish Cup exit at the hands of Motherwell on Saturday, my confidence had taken a right good kicking but after Tuesday nights result down at Rugby Park against Kilmarnock, I am well and truly ‘scunnered.’
Coming from behind to lead the Ayrshire team 2-1 and then seeing them reduced to ten-men should have seen us realistically see this match out easily for all three points, but then our inability to kill off teams kicked in and we switched off and gift wrapped the points for Killie.
The management team and players need to have a long, good, hard look at themselves after this defeat despite question marks surrounding two of Kilmarnock’s three goals.
For their first goal, one of the Kilmarnock players was in an offside position and in my opinion impeding the goalkeepers view. Their second was shocking defending with Kris Boyd finding himself behind a cluster of Dundee shirts.
Kamara was fouled in the lead up to their winner but even still, the Killie player ran around forty yards with barely a challenge, got the ball stuck at his feet and still managed to get the shot away that made it into the back of the net.
Nonetheless, It was school boy defending from us which is inexcusable, especially since we are in the midst of a relegation battle.
That is now three demoralising defeats in just under two and a half weeks. After each defeat we hear about how we played well for so many minutes, missed a shed load of chances etc etc. It’s the same old story every time. We haven’t been able to turn these problems around since the start of the season and we now find ourselves in the middle of February. If we had a half decent striker, we probably wouldn’t find ourselves in the position we are in. But then again, that’s been obvious since early on.
That’s all I can write about the past week following Dundee. We head to Glasgow to play Partick Thistle on Saturday who will leapfrog us in the league if we lose. There is even the possibility that we can end up sitting second bottom if Hamilton manage a win on Sunday at home to Rangers.
If we don’t get the finger out pronto, then it could get very ugly, pretty fast.
SCOTTISH CUP ROUND UP
Celtic just squeezed past Partick at Parkhead 3-2 while Falkirk made sure there was no cup upset up in the Highlands by beating Cove Rangers 3-1. Kilmarnock eased passed Bora Rangers by four goals to nil, Hearts knocked three passed St Johnstone at Tynecastle and Morton made it to the last eight with a 3-0 win at home to Dumbarton.
Rangers had no problems against Ayr United with a 6-1 win and it was the same for Aberdeen as they never left second gear with a 4-2 victory over Dundee United.