They have all exceptionally well this season and as Mick McCarthy has said they could all do with a bit of a break. Go out all of you and drink yourself silly and we'll see back on the training ground next Monday. I like that.
I know where you are coming from on this but that point I was trying to make was that we have lost so many points in the past to teams that we have been expecting to beat that it would perhaps not destroy our confidence too much if we were to drop the odd point against a team that is considered to be our equal.
Mick McCarthy knows everything there is to know about defenders as of course he was one himself. I am not at all convinced though that he shares the same aptitude when it comes to strikers. Balint Bajner, Conor |Sammon and now Noel Hunt seems to confirm this.
I hope I am wrong on all three but track records and logic suggest otherwise.