With Financial Fair Play soon to be introduced, the emphasis on seeking and developing talent is sure to be far greater than before. Certainly for those clubs that don't have rights to the lucarative parachute payment handed to those who have suffered relegation from the Premier League. Meaning that many clubs are likely to be handicapped when it comes to battling it out for players on quite high wages.
There has been much discussion in recent times about racism within football, and as a football fan I think it’s important that these more political issues aren’t ignored and so recent events have prompted me to put over my view on the problems.
In general play we were marginally the better side, I think they just had more cutting edge, players who are probably better technically in Riera and McGugan who have scored a number of quality goals in their careers to date. Players who look confident when the ball is at their feet. We didn't have a finish, Murphy wasn't at his best and we are low on goals elsewhere, it was that final product. I'm not sure it boiled down too much more than this on the day, I felt we were a little bit clumsy with a few of our challenges which allowed them a few opportunities one which they scored from, but I still think we're well in with a shout.
We have had a more attacking feel recently, I hope we don't sit back and go for a point, not that a point would be a bad result. I'm just not sure Watford are the sort of team you want to bring onto you.
Do you think Daryl Murphy deserves a shot at the Premier League given how well he has done, particularly in McGoldrick's absence? Or do you think we would have to invest in a more proven player at that level, presumably to go alongside McGoldrick.