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.
Too much bypassing of our midfield today, too much emphasis on early balls through to our two front men, pass, pass, kick. Half the reason the likes of Redmond and Grabban were free so much is because we had players who are not comfortable or menacing enough in possession.
Their first thought is "can I find Murphy or McGoldrick" and so we almost confuse ourselves into losing possession in dangerous areas.
Thought a 3-5-2 could have worked second half, it may have given us more control and may of given more protection to Mings with three centre-backs and could have forced them back more.
Subbed in his last couple of games, hasn't scored as yet. Gestede seems to be their main goalscorer at the moment. Interesting to see how he does, seems like Bowyer is a bit fed up with him when he doesn't score and his team are losing, almost as if he hasn't contributed and is subbed as a result. Normally you would expect him to stay on cause you know he will pop up and score.