Havent got the time to look through all the posts on here but I will proffer my words of wisdom. That has to be biggest disappointment that I can recall experiencing. I rarely feel "gutted" but did at the final whistle. I started having bad vibes the day before and kept on slapping maself cos I was having wave after wave of confidence and expectancy. I agree that there are loads of positives in that we got there, we are entertaining this season, we are in a great league position etc., etc.
Here goes fer a bollicking but I dont blame the players - I blame Terry and Mo who got the tactics and the selection all wrong. I felt that the players gave they had and here is the smileymometer - and it is based wholly on the semi final and nought else.
REGUERO The only thing that really baffled me was how he "behaved" during the penalty shoot out. After the second I wanted him to change but had NO confidence that he would save any kick. To me it was a PTSD flashback and there was a Fridge facing Alloa at Airdrie. Now I can appreciate that if ya stay on the spot you may have a chance of saving the down the middle attempt but even I had sussed that by penalty number two. Why didnt we have the eccentric Spanish antics - that must have been discussed prior to the game - NONSENSE
RAVEN Made a few mistakes but they werent punished. Thought that he was carrying an injury late on or perhaps he was knackered.
MEEKINGS My MOM
WARREN Again I felt that he did little wrong and looked the most likely from dead ball situations.
G.SHINNIE Thought that it was one of his best attacking games in an ICT shirt.
A.DORAN Huge disappointment. Had an off day when he could have been a match winner.
TUDOR JONES Again worked his socks off and tried to play football. Why doesnt he put his frame in the box fer corners - even if it is front of the keeper.
DRAPER Thought he was subdued and did not go forward as much as I would like him to
FORAN Was he carrying a knock or did he pick one up. He was so, so lucky not to be red carded and sometimes he was more interested in berating than watching the ball. He should have been hooked a lot earlier.
A.SHINNIE Thought that he could have been utilised a lot more effectively when they went down to ten men.
B.McKAY Well he probably cost us the game in the end.
ROBERTS I suppose that theoretically he cost us the game. He was having an absolute mare apart from the through ball to Shane. But as soon as he strode up the pitch I had that negative gut feeling. WHY THE FECK WAS HE CHOSEN BY TB - It was OBVIOUS that he was having a bad day. AND WHY DIDNT THE LIKES OF RAVEN, WARREN, DRAPER take on the responsibility
SUTHERLAND When he came on I though - good sub - stick him right up front alongside McKay and Shinnie in the hole and lets go fer it. And then we get him in the wide rite feckin TB stubborness nonsense.
I thought that we shaded it as the better team on the day - I thought that we should have won this in 90 minutes. BUT Terry and Mo simply do NOT have a Plan/System B and the continued "loyalty" to some players cost us a Hampden experience IMHO. Personally the game was shouting out fer a 4-3-3 and Nicky Ross.