Anyone else taken aback by GB's limited ambitions in these Games? Jason Lee, GB's head coach, is reported as saying that the men's aim all along was "to finish in the top 8" - which conveniently allows him to pretend that everything is still on course, despite the two depressingly mediocre performances against S Africa and Canada.
The truth is that GB have seriously underperformed, for the fifth Games in a row, despite gritty showings against Pakistan and Holland. We seem to be able to raise our game against the strong teams and when we're the underdogs, but the mark of a class team is to be able to see off the small fry, even when they raise their game.
In yesterday's game against Canada, despite the warning signs from the sluggish performance against SA, nothing seemed to have changed. The free hit routines were the same, the short corners were just as unproductive, the pace on the ball was far too slow, and discipline broke down again. Our class players - Middleton, Jackson, Moore - saw far too little of the action: they seemed to be expected both to compete for the ball in midfield and create and finish the chances in the circle.
Jason Lee has been in charge since well before the Athens Olympics. With the sole exception of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Chile he hasn't produced the results. Time for a change, I suggest - whether or not we raise our game against Australia - and time to bring in a coach from a winning culture.