Cris, that's bullshit. Our "play" hasn't suffered any. And even if it had, what you say above still makes no sense because we had our best stretch of the season while we were playing in two competitions. I would actually argue that the mid-week games helped keep our guys sharp! We have two problems right now. One, we aren't having the luck we had in the first half of season. I said more than ten times we were having very good luck in the first half of the season. Two, as some of us keep saying here and on the list, right now our attackers couldn't score with a pocket full of cash in a discount brothel. Our attackers are HORRIBLE at the moment. Our overall game has not suffered much. I think the team's psyche has. They've still never really learned to fight. This was illustrated for me even more sitting in the Frankenstadion last night to watch FCN beat Frankfurt. Neither team "played" that well. That match was a battle of wills. And eventually FCN imposed its will. Our team can't do that. We thought they did, but it was just that things were going our way. Since the press has anointed us "champions-elect", we're going to get everyone's best effort. And so far, this team is handling that like a bunch of little bitches. They need to stand up, fight for three points and learn to impose their will on inferior opponents. Until they do that, we'll never be a true Euro power again.