Posted on Sunday, 21st August 2011 by lordofthewing
St Johnstone seem pretty pants don’t they? Struggling to score goals, tonkings of Them and relegation fodder that was supposedly Dunfermline means that them, Hibs and Inversenkie are everyone’s favourites to do battle for a place in the glamorous first division and the meagre riches it bestows.
I’m thinking that this could be a great day for Samaras to add to his 5 goals in 53 games. A confidence boost in game that we should win and the pressure should be off. Shaun Maloney could also get game and maybe goal time. Then again that is green sky thinking in a perfect world.
Self compliancy and big headiness means that we may struggle and this could be abore fest that will be forgettable in the grand scheme of things. Another game that if Sammy doesn’t do anything it will be remembered for that and that only.
Another problem is that St Johnstone are sure to sit deep and stop space in behind. Hardly a Samaras a game. 3 managers have tried and failed to make him impress against deep sitting goons. Will Lennon be able to do anything different or is ir up to the player himself?
It’s hard to imagine that the support could get any uglier this week but while I fully expect a positive reaction if Samaras plays I would fully expect that good will to run short before the whistle goes for half time if all is not well.
Lennon’s defence of Samaras is almost Strachanesq. For the first time in his reign he is in direct conflict with some supporters and the the louder they shout the more stubborn he will become.
It could become an ugly stand off, which is something we don’t want. While I don’t advocate blind loyalty I am I big believer of if they play I support them and cast dispersions at a later date or in pixels.
My blind loyality I suppose is my belief that all things reach a natural conclusion and the problem of Samaras will reach that sooner rather than later.