…and before I go on, it would be a loss, but Hewitt would be played at right back, a round peg in a round hole, Chambers would be shifted inside, another round peg in a round hole, whilst we could play Parr at left back given his experience at that position in the Premier League and we'd then have on the bench, in a substitute sense, Tyrone Mings as a central defender and Matt Clarke as a back central defender. I think our defense is paying and has been paying for too long, in an ironic sense, of playing enforceably 3 central defenders in the back 4. This being due to the fact that Chambers is the clubs captain.
...a coach you perhaps either like or loathe but after his sides draw away at Sheffield Wednesday last night he came out with some great wise words in saying how 'we're a side that stick by the FFP', going on to add names of 4 young lads from his youth academy, mentioning further a young central defender, whilst further stating 'I'll be honest I can't wait to play them.' How quickly will we see our youth players being given further opportunities?? Potentially exciting us the fans, with their potential... I feel, and in the right games, given that Skuse seems to be off it, that players like Bishop and also Clarke should be being given that chance. With the likes of Hewitt and Henshall having more of a run...
Having supported ITFC since 1976 as a boy, going as I did to games with my Dad, my question is in the use of a quote by MM...what is OUR style of play?? The fact of how Conor Sammon will suit 'our style of play'. Having seen all of our managers styles of play since Sir Bobby how is it that we play now? I kind of think with the signings of the Badge and Sammon to go with that of Murphy that we lack a striker with speed of pace to feed off these bigger lads. I know the immediate answer is McGoldrick BUT given our lack of creativity in the middle one wonders of dropping McGoldrick into that position. After Murphy had a decent season last season he won't, if he's available, be dropped and with Sammon on a season long loan he will be finding chances to play so will MM's 4-4-2 have to change or will, again, McGoldrick have to drop deeper. The irony of these strikers having been signed and of how that affects our front line is that I do believe that we should play with 3 at the back, Chambers, Berra and Smith, whilst playing with wing backs. So what could it be 3-5-2, 3-4-3, 3-4-1-2, 4-3-3...?
We sign a boy, Jonny Williams, who's been signed for the fact of him being creative. We are, and have been, playing football, which is pretty dull. We've just played away against Middlebro and a had generally pretty poor display and YET He starts this game away to Yeovil on the bench. A player who came on as a sub for Gareth Bale in a recent Welsh international. Reminiscent of the lad who came from Villa, Jordan Graham.