I tend to agree with TeeJay, it just seems to be where we are at at the moment. We showed glimpses last year of what we are capable of, but also dropped matches we should have done - inexperience. This year, we have won games we should win, and lost games to good teams, and while this is disappointing it just shows that we aren't quite
up to standard with the top teams. Yet. Further development should see us continue to improve, and I want to see Hardwick at the helm, as I think a change of coach would just set us back further.
One thing I agree with though is that we need to recruit a bit more pace into the side. With Deledio injured and Ellis out on the weekend we really did lack pace. Now we have youngsters who can win us the ball in the middle, like Vlastuin & Matt Arnot, along with Cotch & co., I think we need some more pace and class on the outside and really hope we look at getting someone that can give us that at the end of the year... Not sure who that may be, whether we trade for someone (Lewis Jetta is out of contract
) or pick up someone like Garlett (a real talent) or the best young outside midfielder available at the draft.
Dimma loves the hard-nuts, but I think we need to recruit 'something else' if we can.