Hope more than expectation!By: Allan | August 20th, 2010
Saturdayâ€™s result was definitely a case of two points dropped. To loose a two goal lead (even with ten men) was criminal to say the least. Cattermole could play for England, but not if continues to be a preverbal red card magnet. Aside from Leeâ€™s dismissal, I though the defence was posted missing for both goals â€“ there was clearly a lack of understanding between the back four, and the young goal keeper doesnâ€™t look quite ready for this level of football just yet. Hopefully, an understanding will develop during the fullness of time!
The sale of Kenwyn Jones was a good deal for the club, as we managed to make a little profit on a player, whoâ€™s probably developed as much as heâ€™s going to at the SOL. Thatâ€™s the benefit of securing players on long term contracts for you! Letâ€™s hope Steve can use some of the money for further squad strengthening. Even with the acquisition of Danny Wellbeck, Iâ€™m not convinced weâ€™re running with the right sort of striking partnership. As last season showed, weâ€™re still relying too heavily on Darren Bent and Frazier Campbell. These two are both far too similar for my liking â€“ both are willing runners in behind defenders, but neither is a natural â€˜leader of the lineâ€™. At the back, Iâ€™m still not convinced we have natural leader there either. A defender in the â€˜Steve Bruceâ€™ mould might have managed to get the boys through the second half on Saturday with a preserved lead and 3 precious points.
Anyway, hereâ€™s to a win against the Baggies!
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