I don’t think it’s a massive overreaction to say we’re not playing as well as we were last year at present and we‘d be better with the two players we sold. What am I missing? I think we agree on the reasons for that. I’m not bothered in the slightest by the results, we’re all used to playing brilliantly and losing, but every team is playing in the same conditions and our performances are not good and don’t seem to be improving.That first par is a massive overreaction.
The players are knackered and have had just two training sessions plus flights etc from international games to get ready for this game.
The games programme and two weeks (yes, two weeks) summer break is as you write, all playing a part.
Despite this we’ve only lost three games in 16 this season. People need to chill out.