138 points conceded in 3 games, without a point and 3 points adrift is perhaps verdict enough, but are we showing any signs of turning the corner for requirements at this level? The report on TLCRF80mins says that yesterday was our grittiest performance yet!
Having only read reports and seen some video, the most worrying for me is the defence, particularly after 40 mins. ("Hornets fans just back from the tea-bar wondered how it could be 40-nil.") This was our problem for much of last season and should have been priority 1 for this level. Ok, we are only three games in, but we must be pragmatic and battle to achieve at least bonus points if we are to have any hope of surviving the drop, or not, with some dignity. The established teams will get stronger too as the season progresses.
The cup tie next week is perhaps welcome respite, but we must demonstrate emphatically in that match that we are now a Championship side - on the up!