Robbie Keane was the one who went off midway through the first half at home to Israel. Graham Kavanagh came on and there was a tactical reshuffle which didn’t work.
Throwing away the two leads against Israel was disastrous.
The main problem under Kerr was the team defended far too deep and invited teams onto them.
This happened most noticeably in the 1-1 draw away to Switzerland, when after Morrison’s early goal, the Swiss proceeded to lay siege to our goal for at least 20 minutes before they inevitably equalised. It didn’t get much better in the second half either.
Kerr bizarrely said afterwards that “we were too cavalier”.
The same thing then happened in Cyprus in the penultimate game when it was a miracle we held on for the win - Given saved a penalty and we were absolutely battered on the play.
France away was the only time we played any way well under him in a big game - the performances in big games were consistently under par.