I'd disagree Beeko - I thought Down reverted to type and it proved to be the winning of the game. Armagh simply floundered forty yards out from their goals - unable to kick points into the wind.
Disappointing result for us - second best in a tight enough contest between two average teams. Lot made of our attacking prowess in the media in the run up to the game but the reality was there for all to see yesterday. We scored two goals and with a bit of ruthlessness could have had five and buried the game. The fact that we didn't undermines the argument about how good our attack is.
The talk of course will come back to Geezer and his future. I don't think it is enough to lay all the blame at management's door. For the most part, we have the best players in the county playing and for the most part they made a series of unforced errors. Our inability to seriously threaten any sort of blanket defence dates back years and is still our undoing. Down were very comfortable.
I would expect us to bow out early from the qualifiers, unless something unexpected happens. At that point I think a serious assessment needs to be made about current progress (if any) and where we are likely to go. As a starting point, we need to reflect on three very disappointing years since our great run in 2014. I've stated already the players we have are just ok - the question therefore is could another manager get more from them.