I may be over thinking this a bit, you all know me by now, but has Mick's determination to make a 'wolves' side cost him the chance to really push us on this season.
For example, we know Mick has used natural wingers before, but never in a town side, mainly because we didn't have the players to do so.
Fast Forward from last season, we've bought in the wingers, but sacrificed looking at the important areas of the field which determine how succesful your wingers can be.
Fullback remains a mysterious problem area for us, last season and the seasons before, it was just the righ side, but by going by reports, it appears Knudsen has yet to get upto speed and now we're weak on both flanks. Thus weakening the impact our wingers can make in a game as they're having virtually no support from their partners.
You then expect the midfield to get hold of the ball, create and make space and spread the play, but both Douglas, Skuse and Coke, are quite limited in their pace and distribution speeds are extremely low.
People talk about Ming's money and it's clear it's been used to finance such moves as Fraser, Pittman etc as well as the extended contracts of key players.
So now we're with a team which looks quite confused about what they're supposed to be, a team who uses width and keeps the ball on the floor, or a slightly edited by weakened team for playing last seasons form of football with using Murphy as a target man.
You'll also got the added headache of having to try and keep all 4 strikers happy, all our 7 midfielders happy too.
Hopefully, in future months, our new signings will begin to get used to the speed of the league and the wingers will get the ball time they need to flourish, my concern is we need Bishop, Bru etc to return asap and get match fit as soon as possible for this to happen.
January will be key, imo we have to address the back 5, lets get it back to being a solid 5 unit and work on the final third from there. People question the performances of Berra, Smith etc, but it's no shock they're struggling whilst covering for inexperienced or in chambers case - continuous liabilities as a fullback.
I'm not a lover of this however my son has 100% school attendance over 3 years
Because of my chairman role it's difficult for me to book holiday during school holidays.
Does anyone know if I can ask for special consideration to take my son and the little girl we look after out of school for 5 days. It's crazy that it saves me 1k to do this. But more of convenience that anything else.
Before anyone says anything about it's my sons education. You're right. But my plan is to take them during the last week of term in summer then take up just 3 days of the school holiday.