Yes, I have been saying this for a while, we need more options than just JMac who seems out of form, Caputo or Leckie playing deeper who can control the ball whilst making late runs would present more options and be less predictable. Also playing on the counter when able would be more beneficial for JMac, as we saw in one game when we did exactly that, CCM I think it was.
I've just seen the game, as I was on a holiday.
We may have recruited some good players like Jeggo etc, but it's round pegs in square holes, Jeggo is more a Jedinak than an O'Neil type player for example. The whole system needs adjusting to suite the players more, we are trying to play like we have in the past with less technical players.
The persistence of Lopane as an attacking player is frustrating, he is limited technically and has no vision, or more precise peripheral vision, many times he looks to just have tunnel vision. He would probably be ok as holding or FB where he has the whole field in front of him. He is a coaches player though, can do everything reasonably, but nothing well.
Defensively it's a shitshow, that 2nd goal was weird, it's like Hall was given a call to leave it, as he had it covered, but just stopped in his tracks and let it go past him. Age is either catching up with Good, or he doesn't care, he has been terrible this season. And as Bela say's, our press is a mess, especially because we commit players forward with a slow defence and don't offer any cover.
Politidis might be the one bright spot, he looks ok going forward, he needs to defend crosses better, but it was the same with Atkinson and Bos, he's one of the young players I have hopes for, as Caputo doesn't seem to get enough game time to show us anything.
Either Vidmar needs to be able to adjust the system and is told to be playing this way restricting what he can do, or he is not the coach to take this club forward.