It's quite difficult to buy into the "it's all fine" line now - what with manager stating on Friday that he has failed to sign any of fourteen targets for the forward position. Which is really not the sign of a smooth operation being shamefully set upon by the big, bad fans.
Our defence is looking impressive and we're defending quite well as a team as well. Those are undoubted positives which is why talk of relegation has been wide of the mark IMO. Destroying an absolutely gubbins Kilmarnock side doesn't make us world beaters going forward though: there's still a lot of work to do.
I certainly wouldn't want to give the impression that everything is fine. I think we need a target man, a wide player, and a defensive addition as a minimum. A couple of key injuries could be a disaster, we're really lacking in depth. In think 5 new players are needed to get us competing where we should be at the end of the season.
Also, one of the reasons I want too downbeat going into the Killie match was that Clark seems to be going down a guaranteed to fail route - they were very much as bad as I suspected they would be. Saturday was a sign that there are some real positives, rather than things being positive as such. We're going into a competitive league, and will need a stronger squad to manage the league season. I think that's what Duffy had also expressed.
My greatest concern going into this season, and I'm sure what many others will be concerned about, is that we didn't take enough points from the better teams last season. Failing to beat Raith and St Mirren wasnt really acceptable. I realise we still have big improvements to make. But, unlike with Moore, we're not solely at the mercy of the players we manage to bring in - at least Duffy had them organised (in his own Duffyball way).