Interesting that. So much about football seems to be between the ears - which is one reason I tend to be down on the boo-boy elements in our support - because to some extent I believe that negativity transmits to the players on the pitch and I always want to see the Hibs support push the team on and never hinder them.
Of course instilling belief and mental toughness is part of the manager's job and even if it's possible for the fans to both help and hinder in that respect the buck stops with the Head coach. Some have argued after the last couple of games that this is a strength that Jack Ross lacks - particularly as regards "big matches". Personally I think it's way too early to draw that conclusion and would dearly love to see those doubters proven wrong. 10 days ago at Hampden would have been a great time to nip such doubts in the bud and failure to win that game has put a modicum of extra pressure on the players' shoulders.
Victory over Dundee will go some way to relieving that pressure. The ability to bounce back from poor results is in some ways every bit as important as the ability to rise to the occasion of a big match. The match against Dundee can't come soon enough - here's hoping the result and performance will reinstill some much needed bounce back into the team ahead of our next big match challenge vs Celtic at ER.