I think most teams do suffer a hang over and tend to do worse the following campaign....
Also, in the beginning of qualifers we had the Olympics, this pushed back the start of our football league and alot of players were not in football shape.
But really, although lots of things contribute anything said is just an excuse, and any "what happened to you, you stink now" is overblown. We had a bad result in Albania. And started a bit slow with same draws after that.
But we are sitting 2nd in the standings, and I feel pretty confident. We had a great game vs Denmark where I thought we played outstanding. We did well vs Kazakhstan, we picked up a point in Ukraine (1-1). I don't buy this whole in trouble thing?
We have a good chance to pick up 6 pts in the next two games, we will see what happens.
a lot of people have said that Ukraine have the 1st place locked up, but i disagree. they gotta play some hard matches away from home, and this will tell whether they are worthy of being in the World Cup. Greece has got a few tough matches too but it is very possible that we will take the first place.
greece is not struggling,we beat denmark 1/4 finalists in euro ,we drew in ukraine,and drew with the turks 3rd place at world cup,we are just starting to gather momentum,no team can go undefeated,football is so evenly balanced now.but we have a game in hand ,georgia will be a very difficult match they have some great players and can beat anyone on their day.there are no easy matches.