Yeah, I somewhere posted (can't remember where, maybe in the Mexican PSV thread) the scapegoat sacrified was Mar van Bommel, but the real culprits were de Jong and Gerbrands, who two seasons ago already knew/were informed/should know that the defense especially in the center needed serious upgrade. They failed spectacularly in plugging the holes. At the start of the season with the frontline fit it was conceiled, but when the topscorer and the winger were out for months the opponents could now go on the attack without fear of being hit with goals in the turn over. This put pressure on the defense and thus their inability in the center was exposed. PSV paid millions for former Red Bull players Bruma and Baumgartler iirc and these two are unbelievable inadequate.