The criticism should be the imbalanced nature of the squad, the fact that we lacked cover and struggled so badly once got a few injuries.
When did we last have keepers play as well as our 2 did this season? Over the course of the season our defence has been more than adequate. Mallan and McNulty have had decent goal scoring spells.
There were undoubtedly positives throughout much of the season, probably other than that diabolical October/ November run.
The recruitment just about got pass marks over the course of the season. Whether or not they are doing enough with "biggest ever budgets" is open to debate.
It's far from being the worst season we've had though.
“They” being the recruitment team I take it? The recruitment team do a great job but they can’t force transfers through. NL chose the players we signed. He didn’t really buy into the recruitment team model. The recruitment team seem to be a lazy and easy target for quite a few folk when they reach the conclusion that some of our signings have been poor.