Originally Posted by 761349
Seems like this team tries for little bit, then once they give themselves a chance to get back into the game, they turn off the engine and stop trying. There is no effort on defence, and offence is slow and sluggish. It's frustrating as a fan watching this and seeing no effort on the part of the players.
I think its more like they start slow, get behind, and through working hard to get back into it they expend so much energy that they don't have enough close out the game. If there's a lack of effort its in the beginning of the game. Any team that constantly is in over their head before the end of the first half all the time is going to have trouble winning...All the time.