I know some of the players and front office staff read these boards so let me take this chance to speak to those guys for a few. I just came back from the Open Cup match against the Battery and I've been left with a few questions that simply perplex my feable mind. Why in the world did we even bother to come down and play that match last night. As soon as the players hit the pitch for warm up's you could see there was no sense of desire on the field. You could tell the players thought this was a walk over as they proceeded to mess around with their warm up's laughing and joking without a care in the world. When the team returned for the kick off, I was amazed at the squad we placed on the field. Vaca seemed to be placed on the wing with Magee and Arena playing the central mid role and Woly with Cornell uptop. Since Amado didn't play, and yes he needed the rest, why in the world didn't we have Vaca playing his usual role of controlling the midfield, instead Magee looked like a lost boy out there getting muscled off of almost everyball. I'm not sure on the overall availabillity of Lisi but I still can't understand why in the world there was no one to control or create from the midfield. Another mind numbing question is why in the world do we never move for each other, players never make runs , communtication on the pitch pretty much consists of yelling at the ref, Bob's communication from the bench usually consists of pouty looks that a 14 yearold girl gives her father when he won't doll out any more allowance money. We're never going to compete with anyone if we can't even get the simple things done like talking amongst ourselves when out on the field of play. Also may I ask why other then Amado, no one ever attempts to shoot from the outside box ? Is this something Bob has told you the players not to do..am I to understand that we can only shoot from inside the 18' and also make sure we try and have a minimum of two players touch the ball before a shot is attempted..it sure seems that way. This isn't just from my observations from last night...this has been a two year constant thing since Bob has taken the helm, and one could even make the argument that it's been like that for years before Bob came in. If Mr. Bradley is such a coaching guru, why can't he and his players get the basics done ? Match after match it's the same problems game in and game out and nothing is being done...the product on the pitch is proof of that. To you my fellow fans keep the support going...eventually we are going to get some trophy, Atlantic Cup doesn't count in my books. To the players and coachs I'd like an honest answer to my problems. I understand we can't win them all but why do these simple aspects of football keep getting looked over and why in the world did we give almost zero effort last night ? Charleston's main defender Mark Watson shut us down last night, without having to deal with almost zero runs into his box...the guy blew his hamstring almost right off the bat in the match and we never forced him physically...just another observation that seemed like we didn't care. To Woly, your hard work is well appreciated and was super evident last night...your were the only star that shined for us.