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.
I mean I've recently listened to some older stuff from the 80's and 90's and there seems to be countless musicians that really stood out. Even though the 80's had a general feel to it they all seem individual and memorable performers. Billy Idol, David Bowie, prince amongst many others.
I saw a Kate Bush program the other day and thought how captivating it was. She may not be everyones cup of tea, but it seemed so strange and unique, the sort of thing I would jump to a store to see what her next song will be.
Then you have the Neil Youngs and Dylans, the songwriters who are generally viewed as legends in their field.
Are there any around now who has the potential to have a real stature in 20 years or so?I can't really think of anyone who carries such presence nowadays. Maybe its cause there isn't lots of music nowadays that I take to, so others may think there are plenty.
I thought going forward we were a real threat and we defended well for large parts, but when we go ahead we have to be braver. We seem to drop as soon as we score, sure it can serve us well and we've got through games by fizzling them out. But we have to be more balanced for me, not naive but just try and keep an outlet going forward.
The Smith substitution reflects the point, I often find we're better defensively when we go forward, we did the same against Rotherham but even earlier, 2 goals in 6 minutes and then we retreated for the rest of it. Its natural for the opposition to come onto you but we don't half will them on.