…by the signing of Jordan Graham from Aston Villa, in that we signed him back on November 28th until January 4th, which is only 10 days away, and yet he's not really had a run of games to show what he can do? He came on for one game at home and from what he showed was good, had a lovely first touch of control, clearly likes running at defenders and yet is not being played. It's not as though we could't do with a bit of width in our play, playing as we do 3 tussling central midfield players. I personally would play Hunt and Graham, left and right and drop either Tunnicliffe or Hyam, with Nouble as well. Having McGoldrick and Murphy up front. Using Graham's pace for crosses to supply Murphy, who can be feeding McGoldrick in the box.
…its being anticipated that Ebanks Blake won't start until the Preston game is there any likelihood that SEB could perhaps be on the bench for todays game against Watford, bringing him on for the last 15-20 minutes?? He needs his match fitness improving so why not have him there to call on for a last spell in the second half...
The team that I would choose and would of considered from day one of this season is;
Hewitt - Attacking full back
Chambers Berra Smith
Cresswell - Attacking full back
Tunnicliffe Skuse Wordsworth
Loach Murphy Hyam Marriott Anderson Tabb Veseli
I know there may be cons with this formation but its one thats always been curious with me, worth giving a chance. I think of the players in the middle and we'd have the strength of a holding player, a player with creativity and a player who likes to push forward from the middle, plus 2 young pacy full backs, with strength in central defense and Taylor playing in the hole behind McGoldrick. At least give it a go.
Yes defence has improved. Yes, re.the position of goalkeeper, we do now have goalkeepers who ARE OURS but 18 months ago we had keepers like Stockdale, McCarthy and I KNOW they were loan players but they had a quality.
Is there an improvement in midfield since MM's arrival? No. From midfield where are the goals going to come from?? It says something of the defence having outscored the midfield already this season and we're only in mid-September.
And, as in Mick Mills words, the attack is only 50%...
We need creativity in the centre and we need someone more prolific playing off McGoldrick but its all about the kudos