Two games under Doctor Evil and two defeats. True, we can take some heart from pushing both Young Boys and Basel close, whilst giving a run out to lots of youngsters, but at the end of the day, both games were lost and that doesn't do a lot of good for confidence.
If you trust the OS, a number of players acquitted themselves well but our only goal was a penalty and with Nouble scoring in the first match from a corner, we haven't fashioned a goal from open play over 180 minutes. And the average of two goals conceded per game suggest that the old defensive frailties remain.
True Noble and Collison haven't played. True Nolan has only completed 45 minutes over the two games. True Hall, and Brown, and Spence and Lee have shown promise. True Stanislas and Tomkins have suggested they could have big seasons ahead of them. True Ilunga played. True Stech has looked steady. And true it is early days.
Grant, of course won all these pre season games and then look what happened. But I would feel so much better if I saw a clean sheet and a victory some time very soon!
Mind you, a 1-1 draw would have been creditable but sadly Faubert blew it by conceding a penalty in the last minute. He really is a useless cnut!