This will probably be a drunken mess, pretty much what our right back,midfield and attack looked like. Apparantly you cant read anything into friendlies- but from what I saw the same concerns from last season still exist :
Chambers- a Belgian pub team winger doing him on toast for their first goal. Murphy- over reliance yet again on him.34 next birthday- I thought he was our best player,but can he bully defences consistently like he did 2 years ago? Skuse- Lovely little 5 yard passes here and there, when will he grab a game by the scruff of the neck and dominate though? Bru- looked quite decent dropping deep first half, picking up possesion, but as per normal drifted out of the game. Sears- I loved him when he first joined, breath of fresh air.Looks absolutely ruined now.No attempt on goal for the whole game, worked hard but what did he contribute in an attacking sense?
Lamah- I liked the look of him.Fairly limited contribution in his 60mins, but decent touch on him and looks an athlete. Webster- Good on the ball and looked like he had been part of our backline for years.McCarthy says he wont be fit for the season opener?Sounds like bullsh*t to me. Murphy-Looked strong,positive and good hold up play.My worry is our over reliance on him, as a I mentioned earlier.
My biggest concern of the lot is that McCarthy has taken almost the same spine of a team into another season.I know he has said he is looking at additions but I fear they will be average squad filler.
Bart Chambers Smith Berra Knudsen Bishop Skuse Bru Sears McG Murph
thats his most likely line up- who comes in and replaces any of them?